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Soledad Business Park

San Diego, California

This business park renovation transformed a dated R&D facility into a modern, LEED®-certified workplace. Along with other sustainable features, recycled materials were utilized where possible, including renewable wood, high-performance glass, efficient lighting, solar air conditioning and reclaimed water for native landscaping and building cooling. The redesign plays off the building’s horizontality, freeing the upper mass and adding an aluminum shading brow that provides contrast and branding space. The client recognized the benefit of allocating a significant portion of space to shared amenities–including a full fitness center, multipurpose room and bocce court— rather than maxing out the leasable area but not attracting tenants.

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