Consistent with the planning goals of the UCSD Master Plan and the University Center Design Guidelines, the addition’s architectural character and multiple points of entry aid the transformation of the surrounding. The 172,000 sf addition expands the bookstore and the space available for retail, foodservice, and student organizations and reinforces the primary pedestrian circulation paths linking the sides of campus — the expansion and maximizing revenue from and synergy among retail and foodservice outlets, all located at grade.
Architects: Yazdani Studio
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Client: University of California, San Diego
Project Team: Mehrdad Yazdani, Design Principal; Craig Hamilton, AIA, LEED AP, Project Principal; Ron Benson, Project Manager; Mark Piaia, AIA, Project Architect; John Chan, Designer, Yan Krymsky, Designer, Manson Fung, Designer, Tommy Yuen, Designer; Jim Peshl, QA/QC, Jack Poulin, IIDA Interior FFE; Hong Gip, Lily Chiu, AIA, LEED AP, Lauren Coles, Frank Maldonado, Mi Sun Lim.
Structural engineer: Englekirk and Sabol
Mechanical Engineer : IBE Consulting Engineers
Electrical engineer: Coffman
Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company
Civil Engineers: Hirsh & Company
Cost Estimators: Cumming LLC
Lighting designer: Lighting Design Alliance
Acoustician: Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC
General contractor: M.A. Mortensen Company
Total floor area: 172,000sf new construction, 66,000sf renovated, 238,000 total sf.
Budget: US $53,000,000
Cost/sq. ft: $223
Photographer: Timothy Hursley