UCSD -Mayer Hall Renovation and Addition

Mayer Hall, one of the first buildings to be constructed on the University of California San Diego campus, has housed physics research since the 1960’s. Sited between Ridge Walk, a major pedestrian spine, and Eucalyptus Grove, the campus’ major landscape feature, building upgrades included a complete renovation and 45,000 SF addition by MBT Architecture (now Perkins & Will). JETT designed flexible hardscape and landscaped open spaces for the project. An urban plaza connects existing buildings to the new addition and ridge walk, creating a fresh ground plane designed for pedestrian circulation. A terraced north lawn and walk connects the plaza to many campus destinations and melds the Eucalyptus Grove with the new building and plaza. Construction completed in 2009.

OVERVIEW

Location

San Diego, CA

Completed

2009

Architect

MBT Architecture

Photography

JETT Landscape Architecture + Design