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PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning in San Diego, California by SO/AP ARCHITECTS

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: SO/AP ARCHITECTS


The bias of SO/AP agency was to design an urban pattern generated by tools for parametric programming. The urban grid, the study of heights and typology of housing are the optimized results from simulations between a 3D parametric design software, and software for environmental analysis.

All data as solar radiation, natural lighting condition, thermal performance and water consumption have been integrated to the urban design from the beginning.

A urban grid with 20/20m plots – 10m spaced -, is at first uniformly contorted to have the optimize pattern following the contour lines on slopping fields. The simulating of solar potential generates two progressive areas of highest building. It defined two urban attractive areas; each one will be specially focused on winter activities or summer activities.  A last parametric control working on plots morphology, define the optimized housing typology and zoning area.

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

  • Architects: SO/AP ARCHITECTS
  • Project: PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA


Artists’ Studio Bridge in San Diego, United States by Safdie Rabines Architects

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: Safdie Rabines Architects

The studio project is for two artists wishing to create a new work space while minimizing the impact of any new construction on the natural landscape of their property. The studio is located to the rear of their home, connecting it to a beautiful portion of the site which prior to the addition was inaccessible.

Image Courtesy © Artists' Studio

Image Courtesy © Artists’ Studio

Architects: Safdie Rabines Architects
Project: Artists’ Studio Bridge
Location: San Diego, United States
Photography: Artists’ Studio (more…)

J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, California

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

Bringing to life what is sure to become one of San Diego’s most iconic buildings, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.has completed construction for the new J. Craig Venter Institute(JCVI), La Jolla, located on a 1.75-acre scenic site at 4120 Torrey Pines Road on the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) campus.

Image Courtesy © Stephen Whalen Photography

  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Photography: Stephen Whalen Photography

Math+Science Complex in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

SAN DIEGO – (December 10, 2013) –McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (, one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, has completed construction for the new 206,000-gross-square-foot, four-story Math+ScienceComplex in the heart of San Diego Mesa College, located at 7250 Mesa College Drive in the Clairemont area of San Diego, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

Dlush UCSD in San Diego, California by Colkitt&Co

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Colkitt&Co

What used to be a storage closet, is currently being transformed by architect and design firm Colkitt&Co, to become a 1,830 square foot food and beverage cafe for students, staff and campus visitors to enjoy. Construction began earlier this summer, and Dlush UCSD is expected to open just in time for the first week of fall semester classes.

Image Courtesy © Colkitt&Co

  • Architects: Colkitt&Co
  • Project: Dlush UCSD
  • Location: San Diego, California, U.S.A
  • Owner: Jeffrey Adler, CEO of Dlush
  • Architect and Designer: Colkitt&Co
  • Graphics, Signage and Branding: Hollis Brand Culture
  • Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineer: KLH Engineers

W Hotel in San Diego, California by Mr. Important Design

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Article source: Mr. Important Design

Mister Important Design is an interior design firm that brings an ebullient perspective to interiors. Specializing in hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and lounges, Mister Important Design works closely with clients to achieve interiors that exceed expectations. Exuberant interors that are designed to be remembered and talked about.

Image Courtesy © Jeff Dow

  • Architects: Mr. Important Design
  • Project: W Hotel
  • Location: San Diego, California,
  • Photography: Jeff Dow
  • Client/Owner: W Hotel
  • Size (sq m): Living Room (242 sqm), Restaurant (98 sqm), Conference Room (190 sqm), Beach Rooftop (242sqm) = 772 sq m
  • Completion Date: April 2012
  • Design Team: Charles Doell, Principal and Miriam Marchevsky, Project Captain
  • Main Contractor: Owner Contractor
  • Contact person: Charles Doell, principal 

Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego, CA by Colkitt & Co

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Colkitt & Co

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is an organization that provides inspiration, awareness, and mentoring so that physically challenged athletes are accepted and respected in the community. Their mission is to make sure people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports as everyone else.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Ramsay 

  • Architects: Colkitt & Co
  • Project: Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Location: 9591 Waples St San Diego, CA 92121, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Ramsay
  • Project Owner/Developer: Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: February 2011
  • Awards: SDAF 2011 ”Orchid” Winner for Adaptive Reuse
  • Collaborators: Hollis Brand Culture ­ All environmental graphics, branding, interactive exhibits and signage.

Police Substation at Miramar College in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCarthy-Built Miramar College Police Substation Receives USGBC LEED Platinum Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED® Platinum Certification of the new 5,108-square-foot police substation at San Diego Miramar College, located at 10440 Black Mountain Road in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (, one of the nation’s leading education and parking builders, constructedthe new police substation, together with the adjacent 270,000-square-foot, 828-space parking structure.Construction of the combined $17.9 million project was completed in late November on behalf of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). It is the first higher education facility in San Diego County to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the highest rating possible.

Working collaboratively with the District and the Campus Police Department was paramount to achieving this goal, stated McCarthy Project Director Bob Betz.

Police Substation at Miramar College


Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., ( has completed construction of the 13,500-square-foot addition to the emergency department and trauma center at Scripps Mercy Hospital, located at 4077 Fifth Ave. in the Hill crest area of San Diego.  Scripps Health officials recently dedicated the expanded facility, renaming it the “Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center” in honor of its largest donor.

Front Exterior Dusk (Image Courtesy Steven Whalen)



Carlsbad High School in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Carlsbad High School students returned from their holiday break last week to find 11 brand new education buildings and a central plaza awaiting them.  Located at 3557 Lancer Way in Carlsbad, Calif., the $47 million classroom complex was constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, on behalf of the Carlsbad Unified School District.


Carlsbad High School


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