Ideally situated within the Torrey Pines Science Center, Lots 14 and 15 presented an opportunity to design a campus feel consisting of two buildings connected by a programmed outdoor environment.
FPBA, in conjunction with its client Healthcare Property Investors (HCP), collaborated to create conceptual design studies and site programming. The design was brought to life by animating a variety of the exterior spaces and showing their possible use and the flexibility to future tenants. The campus courtyard features amenities such as a social deck, barbecue area, trellis seating, outdoor conferencing, entry plazas, enhanced paving, quiet zones, a recreational area and zen garden.
Building 14 is a 75,000-square-foot two-story building over subterranean parking that is gracefully articulated through a series of setbacks and overhangs. The design features an angled glass volume and folding metal plane that highlights the entry and focal point of the composition. The base of the building is anchored through a series of natural stone tile clad volumes and features a steel colonnade that supports the second story. Extensive glazing at the first and second floors allows an abundance of natural light to penetrate the space. Recess and overhang reliefs are featured for their passive heat gain reduction. The second level is suspended over the base at the northwest corner, while a subtle angle in the glass volume softens the corner and directs visitors to the main entry.