Scope – This 332,000 square foot project acts as the grand entrance to UC San Diego that will blend art, culture, entertainment, dining, education and research. The purpose of this space is to support multiple user groups including: The University’s Welcome Center, a new Alumni Center, multi-purpose facilities for meetings and events, classrooms and offices for University Extension and Global Education programs, a Student Health and Well-being clinic and health promotion services, a Fitness Center, administrative office space for Campus Support, and a mix of Retail and Restaurant spaces including a Campus Bookstore. During Phase 1 of the project design, Latitude 33 performed initial survey and base file preparation for use by the design team. This led to the development of Conceptual Grading and Utility designs as well as preliminary technical studies for the Drainage and Water Quality Studies.
Latitude 33 worked closely with UC San Diego on utility relocations and compliance with overall Master Utility Studies. Latitude 33 participated with the design-build team in all aspects of design and value engineering options. Sustainability measures were evaluated for potential compliance with the Living Building Challenge as well as considerations for a path to LEED Platinum certification.
Latitude 33 will further the project design into DD Phase 2 and construction drawings in Phase 3 of the project.
- Location – La Jolla, CA
- Client/team – UC San Diego, LMN Architects
- Status – In Construction
- Fun Fact – The Triton Pavilion Project looked to preserve the Matthews Quad; a remnant of the days when the land the campus now occupies was part of the Matthews Army Base during World War II. The quad, and even flagpole in the center, made up the center of the base; a location where riflemen would arrive after marching from the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in Point Loma.
The redevelopment of University Center; while envisioning a re-use of Matthew Quad; will ensure that this portion of the UC San Diego campus is utilized by future student bodies for years to come; while keeping history at its core.