The 183,000 s.f. Structural and Materials Engineering Building at UCSD houses several departments, including Structural Engineering, NanoEngineering, and the Department of Visual Arts, as well as laboratories for medical researchers from the Institute of Engineering in Medicine. This co-mingling of a variety of users and laboratory spaces (some vibration sensitive and some vibration creating) presented unique challenges when designing this project. This led the design team to a solution that allows for the conjoining of interdisciplinary academic and laboratory spaces with hopes of fostering collaborations and communications between departments.
In collaboration with
The Miller Hull Partnership