• Location of site in the heart of the campus mandates a significant
contribution to improve the campus’ urbanism.
• Respond to dramatic differences in scale and style between Mission-
style bungalow on one side, and a modernist, multistory academic
building on the other.
• Scientific Think Tank/Board of Trustees meeting room, large and
small indoor/outdoor convening/thinking places, 28 office/carrels
for visiting scientists, forging a connection to the existing
structure and landscape
• Existing Structure Renovation - 2,800 SF; New Structure - 4,400 SF
• $4.2 million
Special Challenges/Unusual Characteristics:
• The integration of adaptive-reuse and new construction allow for
generous outdoor areas that take advantage of the local climate and
work as extensions of the interior spaces creating a quintessential
Southern California place.
• The project aims to facilitate a culture of creativity where
scientists of related and disparate disciplines meet to think about
space exploration in revolutionary ways
• The architecture works to make a place of desire that nurtures and
harnesses creative tension in that pursuit
• Create a place of interaction and flexibility where “orchestrated
collisions” create opportunity for unexpected conversation and