University of California, San Diego

La Jolla,

Office Building And Parking Detailed Program And Architect Selection Support

The University of California, San Diego selected B&D in 2009 to prepare a project program for an office building and accompanying parking, to be developed in the East Campus Health Sciences neighborhood. The new office building was intended to provide necessary support space for Health Sciences and Medical Center faculty, physicians, and support staff. It would provide administrative and faculty office space to support existing and future planned Medical Center and Health Sciences facilities, and also would allow for the consolidation of existing office space. The project program included the phased implementation of two new office buildings in two phases, with the second building being constructed once funding was secured. While the second phase would be implemented as a separate project, its siting and relationship to the first phase had to be considered from the outset. Our detailed program document contained a description of the proposed project, existing site conditions, a proposed program and criteria, recommended site planning guidelines, preferred construction systems, and an approach to environmentally-responsible development. It served to communicate the university’s expectations to teams preparing proposals for the initial office building project. Creating a gateway to the Medical Campus, the $14.4 million East Campus Office Building opened in 2011. The $26.1 million East Campus Parking Structure also was completed in 2011, comprising 1,253 parking spaces. Both facilities earned LEED Silver certification.