PCA has been chosen as Architect for the $200 million Scripps Ranch Technology Park in San Diego. Murphy Development Company is the developer and Lusardi Construction Company is the General Contractor. Lush landscaping with both coastal and mountain views will contain five tech-driven building sites in close proximity to Lake Miramar. Murphy Development says that “it may now be San Diego’s turn to see an upsurge of commercial development for technology, defense and engineering companies.” See the full news article HERE.

PCA recently received building permit approval from the City of Santee for the San Diego Christian College tenant improvements. SDCC will be moving into 5 existing buildings located in the RiverView Office Park in Santee, CA and designed by PCA in 2005. The improvements consist of 2 new exterior pedestrian bridges connecting the 2-story buildings, classroom facilities, faculty office build-out, a performing arts center, Library, Bookstore, and a new full service cafeteria. Additional planned expansion for the future includes Student Apartments, and a Sports Complex adjacent to the college. Construction for SDCC will be underway this month and classes are scheduled to start in late January of 2014.

Working directly with a team of Teradata’s executives and facility management personnel, PCA recently completed an entire 1st floor remodel for this tech industry leader. Work included a complete remodel of the main customer lobby, employee/security lobby, multiple conference rooms and an added employee lounge with food service and coffee bar. By removing many of the hard wall barriers and using transparent materials, PCA was able to open up the floor plan and blend the spaces together – creating a sense of layering between rooms and allowing visual access and day lighting into some of the more interesting spaces without sacrificing security. Check out the full transformation with additional photos on the TERADATA project page.

Pacific Cornerstone Architects, Inc., has been selected by Murphy Development Company to be the Lead Architect for the Brown Field Technolgy Park. Murphy Development Co. recently annouced development will start on Brown Field Technology Park, a 50-acre corporate industrial and office park that flanks SR-905 at the Britannia Boulevard on/off ramp in Otay Mesa.

Final maps are recorded and all entitlements have been secured for development up to 3.2 million square feet, making this a shovel-ready project. The property is in an ideal location for business, positioned within a US Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zone and within an Enterprise Zone, which both offer important tax incentives for local companies.

“Brown Field Technology Park offers potential tenants state-of-the-art design, large setbacks, impeccable corporate image and landscaping, and LEED-inspired energy efficiency, coupled with San Diego’s lowest occupancy costs,” says R. Michael Murphy, president of Murphy Development, in a prepared statement. Brown Field Technology Park is located just 20 miles from downtown San Diego and San Diego International Airport, and 22 miles from Kearny Mesa.

The project site is one of only three locations in San Diego county that can accommodate companies in need of a campus site larger than 500,000 square feet. “Lots are available for sale and construction of build-to-suit properties can commence immediately for fast-track delivery. The park can also accommodate companies in need of mid-rise office or engineering space, as Murphy Development has obtained approval from the San Diego Regional Airport Authority, allowing for development of six-story office buildings on the site.”