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HCP Science Center Lot 16

Ideally situated within the Torrey Pines Science Center, Lot 16 is a class A cold shell, developed for biotech tenants.  We envisioned the two-story steel frame structure over subterranean parking to be adaptable for both a single tenant user or multi-tenant.

Building 16 is designed to be an elegant structure that makes a strong impression with a smaller footprint, while maximizing site efficiency.  The project features expansive glazing at the first and second floors allowing an abundance of natural light to penetrate the space.  Recesses and overhangs are provided to relieve solar heat gain.  The building’s site positioning and first floor massing successfully establish a cohesive interaction between exterior circulation and the building.  The resulting form is a two-story volume in which the first level serves as an articulated base that supports a “floating” second level.  The main entry of the building is a two-story volume articulated with a metal vertical marker, canopy, and suspended glass planes, while the interior lobby incorporates a mezzanine, decorative stair, and natural stone tile.


La Jolla, CA

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Team Members

Philip Pape

Sustainable Features

Seeking LEED-C&S Silver Certification