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UCSD Douglas Bridge Courtyard

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UCSD North Point Entry

landLAB conducted a series of studies for entry signage options to be located at the University of California San Diego north point entry, at the intersection of north torrey pines road and north point entry drive. The solution is comprised of three 6 foot rammed earth walls that mimic the sloping terrain. Signage lettering will be made of corten steel. The walls are positioned to achieve maximum visibility from all sides of the intersection. The planting concept establishes swaths of low-water use and native California plants, succulents, and groundcovers with a backdrop of mature torrey pine trees to provide a naturalized – yet still somewhat formal – landscape character.

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USD Barcelona Hall

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UCSD Ridgewalk Market & Cafe

landLAB collaborated with Alfredo Azaria Architects, and UCSD Housing and Dining on in the Thurgood Marshall neighborhood at the University of California, San Diego. The facility is located along “Ridgewalk,” the major north south pedestrian spine in the North campus of UCSD, and is surrounded by both student housing and academic buildings. The project features outdoor dining terraces that have been integrated into the sloping site allowing access to an existing open lawn area, providing areas for social interaction, dining and relaxation in the beautiful San Diego climate.

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Westerly K-8 Elementary School

landLAB collaborated with architects Killefer Flammang on the expansion of the Westerly school a private K-8 elementary school in Long Beach, California. landLAB was involved in the original site planning for the expansion of the school that features sustainable design principals including: on site storm water management featuring bioswales, infiltration areas, and a proposed interpretive wetland utilizing low water use native and adaptive planting. The school expansion will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase including a new art and music building, and the second phase, that adds a new multipurpose gymnasium/auditorium and surface parking lot and drop-off.

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UCSD Parking Lot 405

landLAB was hired by UCSD to design the landscape associated with the reconfigured parking lot 405 adjacent to the new Music Building and existing Student services building in the heart of the UCSD campus. With the closure of Myers loop (Town Square pedestrian plaza), much needed handicapped parking needed to be relocated close by the center of campus. landLAB worked collaborated with Snipes-Dye Civil Engineering to grade the sloping parking lot to both accommodate the amount of required ADA parking, while also capturing and cleansing the parking storm water runoff through planted bioswales.

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UCSD Social Sciences Courtyard

landLAB was hired by the University of California, San Diego to re-design the main pedestrian entry to the facility off of Ridgewalk, and two courtyards at the existing Social Sciences facility located in the north part of the UCSD campus. Design charrettes with the Urban Studies students and Social Sciences faculty facilitated design direction and programming for the outdoor spaces.

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UCSD International Center

landLAB collaborated with Bluemotif architects on the new International Center, which is located prominently on the central campus pedestrian spine “Library walk” at UCSD. The design of the International Center is focused on sustainable site planning and design principals, enhancing pedestrian access to the facility and through the site, while keeping the original character of the facility. The new buildings were carefully sited amongst the existing eucalyptus grove, creating new outdoor spaces that enhance interaction of visitors, students and faculty from the surrounding colleges.

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Crosswalk Charter School

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects on the new Crosswalk Charter School facility in Hesperia, California. The project is to be constructed in two phases. The site design clusters sport courts and ADA-accessible play areas into age-appropriate zones to promote safety and encourage interaction amongst students. The design includes outdoor classrooms and ‘labs’ for ecological experiential studies such butterfly, vegetable, native planting and rain gardens.

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Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects, and the Imperial County Office of Education on the new Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children, in El Centro California. The new facility (designed for severely handicapped children) is the first building to be constructed as part of the master plan for the new educational campus.

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Imperial Valley County Office of Education Masterplan

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects, and the Imperial County Office of Education on the Campus Master Plan for the new educational campus located in El Centro California. The master plan connects the existing administration facilities with the new campus including pedestrian open space connections, plazas and courtyards.

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UCSD Warren Housing Feasibility Study

landLAB is collaborating with Kevin deFreitas architecture on a feasibility study for the Warren Housing complex at UCSD North Campus. The primary objective of the feasibility study is to develop a framework for potential projects in and around the residential complexes and to update the existing facilities with sustainable landscape and building features while creating an attractive destination on campus for all to enjoy.

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UCSD The GRK Fraternity Housing Feasibility Study

landLAB collaborated with Kevin deFreitas Architect on a feasibility study for an on campus fraternity neighborhood for the UC San Diego Campus. The project incorporated a large sunken central open space wrapped with Fraternity houses with a large open event lawn, BBQ terrace, and storm water garden.

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University of San Diego Master Plan Refresh

landLAB collaborated with M.W. Steele Architects and Sue Peerson Planning on updating the masterplan for the University of San Diego. The team sets the road map for the expansion of the campus including new academic buildings, recreational facilities, Campus Student Life Facilities and Student Housing.

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UCSD Student Career Services Center

landLAB was hired for to refresh the existing landscape at UCSD Career Services Center located at the heart of UCSD campus. The overall vision for the site is to preserve the historic eucalyptus grove, enhance the structure’s surroundings and provide a space for students to meet, greet and study while also providing an outdoor space for private dinners and functions.

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Double Peak K8 School

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects on the new San Marcos Unified K-8 facility in San Marcos, California.

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UCSD Rady School of Management Phase II

landLAB collaborated with Ellerbe Becket and HMC Architects on Phase II of the Rady School of Management in the North Campus of UCSD. Phase II improvements enclose the main palm courtyard with a new building including tiered classrooms and a large auditorium terraced into the hillside.

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UCSD 64° Dining Commons

landLAB collaborated with Studio E Architects on a redesign for Revelle Café on the University of California San Diego Campus.

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UCSD Parking Structure#2

Studio E Architects + IPD and landLAB teamed up for a design-build competition with McCarthy Construction for a new parking structure at the UCSD campus.

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UCSD Center for Novel Therapeutics

landLAB collaborated with Perkins + Will Architects and BIOMED Realty, along with design build partner McCarthy Construction on the new Center for Novel Therapeutic in the science research park on the east Health sciences campus of UCSD.

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UCSD Body Donor Memorial

landLAB worked with the UCSD planning department to create a memorial in honor of the lives of the people that donated their body to scientific research.

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SDSU Zura Residence Hall Refresh

landLAB is collaborated with HMC architects and Mallum on the refresh of Zura Residence Hall at San Diego State University.

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Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union Expansion

landLAB was on the winning Design Build Team with STEINBERG Architect and PCL Construction for the CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union Expansion.

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UCSD Blake Residence Hall Courtyard

landLAB and Vasquez Marshall Architects collaborated in the design of a new courtyard for the newly renovated Blake Residence Hall at the University of California, San Diego.

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CSU San Marcos Clarke Field House Expansion

landLAB with Gensler Architects was selected by CSU San Marcos for the expansion of the Clarke field house basketball arena. The main goal is to expand the basketball facility providing a collegiate atmosphere for students to engage in athletics and develop school pride will help define the spaces and further contribute to creating a strong campus identity.

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UCLA South Campus Student Center

landLAB collaborated with Safdie Rabines Architects on the new South Campus Student Center located in the historic Court of Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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UCSD Argo Hall

The site improvements to Argo Hall are the final piece of the Revelle College renovation. landLAB has played a large role in the renovation eastern portion of the college with the designs of the adjacent Blake Hall and Revelle Café Projects.

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California State University San Marcos Student Union

landLAB collaborated with Hornberger + Worstell architects and PCL Construction on the new Student Union, which is located prominently in the center of campus at CSUSM.

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