As part of Longfellow’s repositioning of the Biovista life science campus, PGAL re-imagined the ground floor and surrounding landscape of the site to the hospitality standard of Elevate, Longfellow’s amenity platform that prides itself in creating thoughtful, curated workplace amenities and experiences that spark camaraderie and inspire growth.
Previously occupied by a Wells Fargo bank and office space, and featuring a massive roundabout driveway, PGAL proposed a new conferencing center, yoga/multi-purpose fitness room, indoor/outdoor restaurant, and event lawn to replace pavement with valuable amenities for tenants and a destination for the surrounding neighborhood.
In partnership with Chef Richard Blais, the restaurant space became California English, a “SoCal spin on the classic British gastropub.” Featuring a 4-sided indoor/outdoor bar, operable windows, and lush greenery, the restaurant uses whimsical detail and wood accents to create a lively dining experience. Local artist Matt Forderer developed the mural and several portraits that reinforced the restaurant branding. (Nothing says “English” more than flying bowler hats and spectacle-wearing mammals donning tophats…)
Adjacent to the restaurant is a state-of-the-art conference center, which also functions as overflow dining and events space. The conference center features a large operable glass wall that spills out into a private break-out patio.
9276 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
Longfellow Real Estate Partners
Eric Hotovy, Project Executive, firstname.lastname@example.org
PGAL (Architecture, Interiors), ICE (Furniture), GroundLevel (Landscape)