SDSU – USGS

SDSU/USGS COASTAL WATERS LABORATORY
San Diego, California

Client
San Diego State University
Completion
Professional Services: 2004-2005
Construction: 2004-2005
Project Cost
$8 million
Project Size
40,000 sf
Services
Masterplanning, Architecture, Programming, Laboratory Design, Interior Design, City Entitlements, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering.

Project Info.
PCA designed the $8 million Coastal Waters Laboratory with wet and dry interior lab space, as well as an 12,000 sf outdoor seawater system housing training and research facilities for divers and research boats. The San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department (MWWD) worked with the SDSU Foundation and PCA to facilitate development on land provided by the City of San Diego after the closure of the former Naval Training Center. The facility is one of the first in California to explore inland sources of marine pollution that may originate in watersheds far from the coast but still can degrade coastal recreation and marine diversity. Large vision glass areas, conferencing center, flexible interior environments, mission critical back-up system, specimen research storage systems, outdoor balconies, high volume interiors are design components that make up this unique research facility.