The Jeannie

La Jolla, CA

At 14,036 SF and 600 seats, The Jeannie is the largest lecture hall on the 2,178-acre campus of the University of California, San Diego. Sited at the southwest gateway to the school’s North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN), its cantilevered roof ascends toward the main pedestrian walkway and the center of campus like a beacon, highlighting the new community.

The Jeannie serves as a gathering place for the entire student body, faculty, and the local community. A key connection space, it provides direct access to and from both a 1200-space parking structure below and the adjacent Mosaic Building. The Jeannie’s east and west pre-function spaces are glass-walled halls with acoustic wood paneled ceilings. The west pre-function space features a terrazzo-wrapped radiused stair. The north corridor serves as a waiting and gathering area, backdropped by the 60’ mural, Same Old Paradise by artist Alexis Smith, the latest acquisition of the school’s famed Stuart Collection.

Client: UC San Diego
Completion: 2020
Size: 14,036 SF