The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch San Diego, California
Construction of an 160,000 square foot mixed use development in an affluent San Diego community. The project includes a total of 9 buildings clustered throughout the site with an exterior courtyard. The composition of the buildings varies depending on their intended use. Four of the buildings are single-story wood framed, three are concrete masonry units (CMU), and the remaining two are two-story steel framed.
The Village is a unique project because the intent was not only to construct something tangible, but to also build a sense of community within the Pacific Highlands Ranch area. The project was designed around the specific needs of the San Diego market. Being that San Diego is a desired destination known across the country for vacationing; the design team incorporated luxuries and amenities into the project that represent the San Diego lifestyle. As the community continues to prosper, the idea of leisure has become a way of life. Creating a space that has a sense of community was a priority for this development. The construction of the Village Square near the future residential units provides a place where residents can gather and enjoy outdoor dining, socialize, lounge with their pets, and spend time with their families.
This project is designed with Santa Barbara style influences and features white plaster buildings, terra cotta roof tiles with bronze spires, dark bronze iron grilles, and glazed Mexican tile accents. Although all buildings shared common finishes, each structure has unique architectural features such as a clock tower, a scalloped arch-way at a major building storefront, two-story rounded archways, segmental arches, and a metal canopy to enhance the “village” concept.
The mosaic tile accents scattered throughout the buildings are custom to the project and were created by local artist Christie Beniston. The accent pieces are found on the project buildings, monument sign and the splash pad. The splash pad is a custom art piece of a “cow jumping over the moon” created with lithocrete and mosaic tiles.
Client: Coast Income Properties, Inc.
Architect: SGPA Architecture and Planning
Building Area: 160,000 sf
Photo Credit: SGPA Architecture and Planning