Structural & Materials Engineering Building

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

The Structural and Materials Engineering Building at UC San Diego houses several departments, including Structural Engineering, NanoEngineering, laboratories for Institute of Engineering in Medicine medical research, and the Department of Visual Arts;  with 12 visual arts studios, a gallery and black box presentations space, 11 distinct visual arts research initiatives, and a state of the art paint booth.

The building is sited between the arts and engineering quads, an apt location to realize campus leadership’s vision for a Bauhaus environment where multiple disciplines in one facility can lead to serendipitous encounters and cross-disciplinary sharing of ideas. While the primary use of the building is engineering research, it is designed to foster collaboration and communications between departments.

Designed in collaboration with the Miller Hull Partnership

Client: University of California, San Diego
Completion: 2012
Size: 183,000 SF
Certifications: LEED Gold
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • AIA San Diego
  • San Diego Architectural Foundation