NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center / Gould Evans

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Architects: Gould Evans
Location: 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Associate Architect: Delawie
Area: 124000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Assassi Productions, Ace Aerial Photography

Machine in a Box / Luce Et Studio

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Architects: Luce Et Studio
Location: 9800 Campus Point Drive, , CA 92121, USA
Architect In Charge: Jennifer Luce Principal
Design Team: Jennifer Luce, Ann Worth, Adam Grove
Area: 5000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Rivera

TED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy Cruz

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In this talk, architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz urges us to rethink urban growth. Sharing lessons from the slums of , Cruz denounces the “stupid” and consumption-driven ways in which our cities have been expanding and declares that the future depends on the reorganization of social economic relations.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Taps Selldorf to Design Expansion

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New York-based Selldorf Architects has been summoned to the West Coast to design an expansion that will triple the size of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) campus in La Jolla. Chosen after a competitive country-wide search, Selldorf is expected to add an addition 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, which will provide opportunities for temporary exhibitions and large scale installations, as well as house the museum’s 4,571-piece permanent collection.

According to the museum, Selldorf was ultimately chosen due to her reputation of designing spaces that enhance, rather than upstage, the subject it serves.

North City Campus / JWDA

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Architects: JWDA
Location: 8355 Aero Drive, , CA 92123, USA
Design Team: Joseph Wong, FAIA, Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP
Area: 42942.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brady Architectural Photography , Balfour Beatty Construction

The Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA

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Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
Location: La Jolla, , CA, USA
Project Managers: Matthew Segal, Guillermo Tomaszewski
Engineer: DCI Engineers
Area: 5,300 sqm
Photographs: Matthew Segal

San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center / Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells

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Architects: Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells
Location: 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Diane Village Shopping Center, , CA 92117, USA
Architect In Charge: Matthew Wells
Design Team: Sean Chen, Kristin Shultz, Frank Sanchez
Consultants: Snipes Dye, Spurlock Poirier, Hope Engineering, Turpin & Rattan,
Contractor : Johnson & Jennings
Area: 25000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Durant

W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design

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Architects: Mr. Important Design
Location: 421 West B Street, , CA 92101, USA
Area: 772.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeff Dow

Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects

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Architects: Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects
Location: San Diego, , USA
Design Team: James Gabriel, Chris Johns, Adrienne Gabriel
Area: 4,320 sqft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Larry Stanley

Challenged Athletes Foundation / Colkitt & Co

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Architects: Colkitt & Co
Location: 9591 Waples Street, , CA 92121, USA
Graphics, Branding, Interactive Exhibits And Signage: Hollis Brand Culture
Client: Challenged Athletes Foundation
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cheryl Ramsay

Juan Pablo Corvalan Hochberger, Supersudaca Lecture

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Taking place tomorrow, April 11th, at 6:00pm, Woodbury University’s School of Architecture will be hosting the Juan Pablo Corvalan Hochberger, Supersudaca lectureSupersudaca‘s main driving motto has been to connect the usually disconnected Latinamerica architectural arena with projects directly related to the public perception such as recreation spaces, public spaces, installations etc in various locations such as Caracas, Lima, Tokyo, Talca, Buenos Aires. They continuously use the workshop format with students from various universities worldwide to launch campaigns for such projects. For more information, please visit here.

Winy Maas to Deliver Lecture on “What’s Next?” at NSAD

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Taking place this coming Wednesday, February 20th, , a Netherlands-based architect, urbanist and co-founder of the internationally-recognized firm MVRDV, is scheduled to speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) at 9:00am PST on the topic of “What’s Next?”. The free lecture includes a discussion on the recent works of MVRDV and the research institute The Why Factory, a think tank directed by Maas in collaboration with Delft University of Technology that develops scenarios and models of the city of the future. For more information, please visit here.

Mexican Architect Fernando Romero to Speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design

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Mexican architect Fernando Romero will be speaking tomorrow evening, January 16, at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in on the topic of “You are the Context” as part of the school’s lecture series. Free and open to the public, the event focuses on how we must reconsider the definition of context as it pertains to architecture as the global reach of projects increases through digital communication. Named to Fast Company’s Co.Design “Designers Shaping the Future” 2012, his recent Soumaya Museum in Mexico City is described by CNN’s Great Buildings series as “jaw-dropping.” For more information, please visit here.

The Union / Jonathan Segal FAIA

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Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
Location: San Diego, ,
Project Managers: Greg Yeatter, Luke Henderson, Guillermo Tomaszski
Year: 2007
Photographs: Paul Body

‘Live Share Grow’ Farm Tower Proposal / Brandon Martella

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With produce coming from the Imperial Valley, Central Valley, neighboring states and other countries the 30,000 plus residents of San Diego’s central urban context consume 21,231,000 pounds of produce each year. Where will we get our food? Transparency in the food industry needs to occur and enlighten blinded consumers. Our city needs to handle this critical issue with an architecture that responds. A new type of residential tower needs to come forth. Utilizing vertical farming, Brandon Martella’s “Live Share Grow’ proposal is a new model of living can be tested and resolved in a dense vertical community. More images and architects’ description after the break.

TEDx: Who will run the world for the next 100 years? / Desmond Wheatley

Who will run the world for the next 100 years? Envision Solar President and CEO argues that it will be whoever has abundant sources of power. That is constructive power, rather than destructive power, which is essential to run the information and technology industries that our world is entirely dependent on. Additionally, Wheatley states that energy equals water. And, with less than 1% of the world’s fresh water available for use, desalination is becoming an increasingly plausible solution. The only problem now is that energy is expensive. But, once cities have the will to switch over to renewables, that will no longer be an issue. Could you imagine as an net exporter of water? Desmond Wheatley can. 

The Q / Jonathan Segal

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Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Collaborators: Guillermo Tomaszewski, Greg Yeatter, Tracy Anderson, Wendy Segal
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Jonathan Segal FAIA

The Charmer / Jonathan Segal Architect

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Architects: Jonathan Segal Architect
Location:San Diego, ,
Collaborators: Guillermo Tomaszewski, Matthew Segal
Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthew Segal & Jeffrey Durkin