Active Projects

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Biological and Physical Sciences Building

A new state-of-the-art building is under construction for students studying biological sciences and chemistry/biochemistry at UC San Diego. The 132,000-square-foot project will include eight new wet and dry laboratories designed to accommodate up to 24 students each.

The building will also feature several support spaces like equipment rooms, controlled temperature rooms, a satellite vivarium, procedure rooms, chemical storage rooms, tissue culture room and more.

Academic office space to support faculty and postdoctoral scholars providing instruction and research in the building are also part of the new construction, along with an auditorium and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility.

Located in the campus’s Revelle College Neighborhood, the new Biological and Physical Sciences Building will provide opportunities for expanded research and teaching as well as opportunities for collaboration with chemistry and biochemistry when it opens in summer 2018.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Brad Phipps
  • Architect: CO Architects
  • Project Phase: Construction
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018
  • Project Location: Campus – Revelle College Neighborhood
  • Budget: $115,500,000

Mesa Nueva Student Housing

Six new buildings, ranging in height from four and eight stories, plus a new multi-story parking structure will provide new housing on UC San Diego’s east campus in La Jolla for single graduate and professional students.

In total, the six buildings will add about 1,355 new beds to the campus inventory including approximately 250 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as about 850 micro-apartments that are similar to studios and designed for single graduate and professional students, who comprise 97 percent of the wait list for campus housing.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Juli Smith
  • Architect: Mithun
  • Project Phase: Construction  
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 1, 2017
  • Project Location: La Jolla East Campus
  • Budget: $208,583,071

Outpatient Pavilion

The Jacobs Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion aims to improve outpatient care by streamlining the resources and support needed to deliver quality care, all in one building.

The nearly 150,000 square-foot facility houses several programs and services, which thereby provides extended support to the Jacobs Medical Center. Specific program uses include ambulatory surgery, outpatient imagery, physical therapy and disease-specific clinics that focus on pain, urology, musculoskeletal care, breast health and infusion.

The new Outpatient Pavilion is being built on a 3.5 acre site on the La Jolla campus and is targeting a LEED Silver certification.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Rod Barker
  • Architect: CO Architects
  • Project Phase: Construction 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: August 31, 2018
  • Project Location: La Jolla Campus
  • Budget: $140,000,000

Reclaimed Water Expansion and Cooling Tower Retrofit

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Increased sustainability is a priority at UC San Diego and this project aims to further that effort by curbing campus water consumption.

This $6 million project includes extending underground reclaimed water pipelines and condensate collecting lines. The campus also plans to retrofit the existing cooling tower of the main cogeneration plant so that it can use reclaimed water.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Laura Moore
  • Architect: Nasland Engineering
  • Project Phase: Construction
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 31, 2017
  • Project Location: La Jolla xampus
  • Budget: $6,000,000

Regional Transportation Projects

UC San Diego is supporting several state and local transportation projects, all which aim to improve mobility on and around the campus.

These projects include:

  • Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange: The $105-million Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project is being funded through a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration (FTA), Caltrans, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the City of San Diego and UC San Diego. Widening the Genesee Avenue bridge will complement recently completed Genesee Avenue enhancements and improve local traffic circulation and freeway access.
  • Gilman Drive/Gilman Bridge: This new bridge will unite existing campus roads on both sides of the I-5 freeway: Gilman Drive on the west and Medical Center Drive on the east. Travelers will be able to cross campus more quickly without driving on busy city streets such as La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue.
  • Trolley Extension/Light Rail Transit: The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project is an 11-mile extension of the MTS Trolley Blue Line service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego north to University City. The Trolley extension will serve major activity centers, such as Old Town, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC.
  • Voigt Drive Improvements: Voigt Drive and Campus Point Drive will be modified to accommodate the increased traffic that will result from implementation of the future Voigt Direct Access Ramp (DAR) to the I-5 freeway. The Voigt Drive Bridge will be replaced with a wider bridge that includes sidewalks and bike lanes.
  • Interstate 5 Express Lanes/Direct Access Ramp: The I-5 Express Lanes Project is part of a comprehensive program of highway, rail, environmental, and mobility enhancements along the North Coast Corridor that stretches 27 miles and connects the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and San Diego.