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Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility

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The Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conversation and Technology Facility at Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) breathes new life into the last standing structure of four that comprised the original Fisheries Science Center.

The 40,410-square-foot renovation honors the original design while contemporizing the modernist structure. The project includes eight new state-of-the-art research labs and indoor/outdoor classroom spaces.

The lower parking area which once held some of the best views in La Jolla, was expanded and covered with what now holds the best views – an open-air, instructional gathering space, rooftop café, and two large, stepped terraces, available for functions and accommodating special events.

The organization of space celebrates the building’s history and embodies the sense of ocean, earth, and atmospheric science research and education for which SIO is celebrated.

Photography credited to Undine Prohl by the nominator.

Address:
8890 Biological Grade, La Jolla, CA 92037

Project Owner/Developer:
UC San Diego

Project Architect/Designer:
Safdie Rabines Architects

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1 Comment

  1. jeff durkin

    beautiful project inside and out….A great use of the landscape and sky as a major component.

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