The La Jolla Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that will house several programs from UC San Diego Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Extension. This seven-story, 186,650-SF conventional cast-in-place concrete development will include five levels of office and educational space; two levels each of above- and below-grade parking with additional surface parking; a ground-floor café, which is accessible to the public; and landscape and hardscape improvements. The finished structure will house UC occupants that currently reside in seismic non-compliant office buildings and provide a public-facing, easily accessible amenity. Miyamoto faced two challenges with this design: the structure’s proximity to city easements and utilities and the existing soil conditions. With their famous outside-of-the-box approach, our engineers developed an optimized mat foundation system that will allow the parking to extend an additional level below ground, eliminating further foundation costs and avoiding the easements.
San Diego, CA