Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

FPBA, teamed with C.W. Driver and Manuel Oncina Architects, recently completed the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Library. The City of San Diego selected the design-build team to execute the 16,000-square-foot library from bridging documents. The new 16,000-square-foot single-story library, situated over two levels of subterranean parking (54,500 total square feet), is more than… Read more »

Cymer Café and Kitchen

Cymer, the largest supplier of deep ultraviolet (DUV) light sources, sought to expand its existing facility by adding a full-service kitchen and café for employees and visitors to enjoy. The expansion is an addition to the 134,000-square-foot facility designed by FPBA in 1999. The vibrant space is flooded with expansive light from the north-facing glazing… Read more »

Project SHORE

Project SHORE (Shire Operations for Regenerative Expansion) was master planned to be a new build-to-suit campus for Shire’s Regenerative Medicine Business Unit and provide increased commercial production capacity of Dermagraft, a dermal substitute approved for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, along with future capacity for other products.  The master plan includes an ultimate build out… Read more »

Carlsbad City Library

The Carlsbad City Library serves the entire community, providing quality information, resources and evolving technologies to meet ever-changing community needs. This library creates a welcoming environment that supports the needs of the diverse citizenry as well as the city’s growing business community. Carlsbad Library creates a flexible learning environment that responds to evolving information technology… Read more »

Gilead Sciences Tenant Improvement

Gilead Sciences opened its new site in Oceanside by purchasing an existing clinical-scale manufacturing building. Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects was tasked with creating a campus environment when Gilead acquired the adjacent building to house laboratories and office space. This parcel had limited parking and site area for utilities, so FPBA utilized its past experience in… Read more »

Alpine Library

Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, along with C.W. Driver and Architect Manuel Oncina, were selected to design and construct a new 13,500-square-foot branch library for the County of San Diego to serve the community of Alpine and the surrounding areas. The facility not only acts as a vibrant learning center for its users but also creates… Read more »

Genoptix CLIA Laboratory

As a 7,500-square-foot program component for the design of a larger cytology and oncology diagnostic facility, Genoptix required a certified CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) laboratory. Criteria included conformance to CDC’s Standards and Certification: Laboratory Requirements (42 CFR 493) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with particular design attention to criteria… Read more »


Nokia is a leading global company focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. A pioneer in mobile telephony, Nokia is the world’s leading developer of digital handsets and wireless data, the world’s second largest manufacturer of all mobile-phones, and one of the two leading suppliers of GSM-based cellular networks. The Nokia… Read more »

Ligand Pharmaceuticals

As Ligand’s business has matured, it has developed a commitment to highly collaborative work environments. Ligand wanted to leverage that transition into an extremely open and highly flexible office and laboratory environment with an emphasis on interaction space, unstructured work environments and leading edge use of wireless electronic communication. As a tenant improvement in an… Read more »

La Jolla Country Day School Academic Center

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent school providing a college-preparatory education for 1,050 students in Nursery through Grade 12 in La Jolla, California. The Library Academic Center, located in the heart of the prestigious La Jolla Country Day School campus, is the signature building and new front door to the… Read more »