Sorrento Canyon Technology Park San Diego, California
The Sorrento Canyon Technology Park in San Diego is a four-building campus that was acquired by Steel Wave in August 2014. In need of some attention, Steel Wave planned to give a new identity to the tired industrial and office buildings. With the goal in mind of stitching four separate buildings into one cohesive campus, extensive exterior modifications and site upgrades were made to the property. Areas of improvement include new exterior glazing, roofs, mechanical systems and expanded entryways.
Aesthetically binding the four buildings are the new façades that incorporate full height wall graphics behind the curtainwall, sharp canopy lines, oblique curtain wall mullions, wood cladding, and checkered glazed silkscreen patterns. Tenant amenities are available in what used to be underused negative spaces between the buildings. These amenity spaces, nicknamed “Amenity Necklace”, now provide outdoor areas, and are designed to encourage encounters and communication between tenants.
Several tenants occupied the building during construction and posed challenges for the project schedule. Our team had to accommodate the renters, two of which were laboratory facilities, and avoid interruptions by scheduling activities causing excessive noise and vibrations after hours. The complex angles created with ACM panels at the roof and soffits required increased coordination between the Superintendent and subcontractors. The ACM panels had to be measured and field cut to accomplish the custom slanted conditions imagined in the concept drawings.
Client: SteelWave LLC
Architect: ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells
Building Area: Facade Upgrade