Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) has progressively redeveloped an existing, aging, 17 acre campus in the center of San Diego’s biotech region. This project is the second biotech shell that Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects has completed for ARE on this site, in a phased process that led to an integrated, modern, multi-building bioscience research campus.
FPBA worked on fitting a flexible, potentially multi-tenant laboratory shell into a constrained site that maximizes both the utilization of the property and takes advantage of unique view potential of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
The building provides exterior balconies that are planned to flow directly from lab and administrative spaces, allowing open air vistas towards the ocean and adjacent green space. The combination of blue glass, white painted steel and dark gray masonry continues the vocabulary of the first phase, yet is applied in a distinctively different way. The project will accommodate up to four R&D tenants in a variety of flexible configurations.