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Projects in Planning and Design

Planning Phase

Future College Living and Learning Neighborhood

Hillcrest Outpatient Pavilion and Parking Structure

The Hillcrest Outpatient Pavilion project (225,000-300,000 gross square feet) would provide new space for a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services in a number of specialty areas, and address existing demands for outpatient services. This project would also include construction of a new parking structure to provide up to 2,000 parking spaces for faculty, staff, patients, and visitors, and related utility infrastructure. This project represents the first phase of redevelopment, which is part of the overall 2019 Hillcrest Long Range Development Plan that would guide redevelopment of the Hillcrest Campus and construction of a new, replacement hospital per Senate Bill 1953.

Viterbi Family Eye Research Center

The Viterbi Family Vision Research Center, to be located on the UC San Diego Health La Jolla Campus, will house research for several different ophthalmological diseases and interdisciplinary ophthalmological research. Studies will focus on curing glaucoma blindness, restoring vision of those blinded by retinal degeneration, and providing sight to individuals who have reversible vision loss due to cataracts or infections, among other research.

University Center Public Realm Improvements

The arrival of Light Rail Transit service to campus in 2021 has inspired a series of projects that will transform the University Center to create a vibrant, pedestrian-scaled, transit-oriented, urban core that optimizes programmatic synergies between the campus and community at large. Improvements would connect the University Center Urban Core more fully to the campus and the city. Rupertus Lane and Lyman Lane will extend bicycle and pedestrian connection east to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) stop. Rupertus Lane would extend bicycle and pedestrian connection west uphill past Mandeville Center and connect to Ridge Walk. Removing vehicles from Rupertus Lane and adding these connections will create Rupertus Walk — a new east/west bicycle and pedestrian-only thoroughfare directly linking the Pepper Canyon LRT Station to Ridge Walk, the campus’ primary north/south bicycle and pedestrian connection.

Design Phase

Franklin Antonio Hall

Marine Conservation and Technology Facility

Marine Conservation and Technology Facility

Concept rendering

The project converts Building D, and the basement portion of Building A, from the original construction of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center built in 1963 on Scripps land. In 2013, NOAA built a new facility across the street and the land reverted to the university.

The Marine Conservation and Technology Facility will be the physical center for the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), which is poised to take a greatly increased role in the global arena of science for solutions in marine biodiversity and conservation. It will have modern classroom facilities that will enable the development of novel training programs, including professional short courses and problem-solving workshops. The basement will be almost entirely devoted to a saltwater research aquarium that will have chilled, ambient and warm seawater pumped directly from the Pacific Ocean from the Scripps Pier seawater system. These facilities will provide undergraduate and graduate coursework in marine biodiversity, conservation, resource management, advanced statistical analysis and associated disciplines.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Chris Page
  • Executive Design Professional: Safdie Rabines Architects
  • Contractor: PCL Construction and Planning
  • Anticipated Completion: Fall 2021 (construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2020)
  • Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, north end

Pepper Canyon West Upper Division Undergraduate Student Housing

The proposed Pepper Canyon West Upper Division Undergraduate Student Housing project would provide approximately 1,400 new beds on campus in response to high demand for affordable on-campus housing. As presented to the Regents in July 2017, completion of the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (anticipated fall 2020) will provide a permanent home for Sixth College, which will relocate from its current location on a six-acre parcel at Pepper Canyon. At that time, the campus would demolish 11 existing residence halls (1967) to provide upper division undergraduate housing adjacent to the new Light Rail Transit Station at Pepper Canyon.

Triton Pavilion for Student Resources and Community Engagement

Triton Plaza rendering

Pre-Concept village approach rendering

Triton Pavilion for Student Resources and Community Engagement (Triton Pavilion) is proposed for development on seven acres and would be the first project in the San Diego campus’s long-term plan to revitalize seven acres of the 19-acre district known as the University Center, located at the heart of the campus. The project would support enrollment growth, improve the student experience, and consolidate complementary programs and services, including Student Health and Wellbeing, Alumni and Welcome Center, UC San Diego Extension, Global Education, campus support, retail, and restaurant/food service. These programs and services not only benefit the student population but also promote access to life-long learning opportunities for alumni and the San Diego community. The Triton Pavilion project would include public realm site improvements that would transform the campus arrival experience and create a defined entry portal and primary gateway destination at the center of campus for students, prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. Exterior improvements would include enhanced pedestrian and bicycle circulation, a dedicated tour bus zone, ride-share drop-off/pick-up zones, and space for outdoor events to activate and enliven the campus core.

The project would replace the approximately 90 surface parking spaces currently located within the project site boundary with approximately 300 spaces (approximately 210 net new), all below-grade. These existing parking spaces are in high demand and fully occupied during peak hours. Parking would serve alumni, donors, visitors, prospective student visitors and their families, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is part of UC San Diego Extension.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Amy Engel, (858) 246-3082
  • Executive Design Professional: LMN Architects
  • Contractor: PCL Construction
  • Anticipated Completion: Spring 2023
  • Location: University Center Neighborhood