Project: UCSD Biological and Physical Sciences Building, San Diego, CA
What if you could create an environment that inspires scientific and medical breakthroughs?
When the University of California, San Diego envisioned its new Biological and Physical Sciences Building (BPSB), it desired an environment that would blend its diverse Neurobiology, Quantitative Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry research departments in a way they have never done before. The new 132,000 SF facility does all that and more – addressing existing and future space needs associated with recent program growth, providing interactive and flexible research space, and accommodating the first 1.2 Ghz Magnet in the United States.
We were engaged to work with the University to establish an appropriate project budget from a detailed project program, and help bring their vision to life. The building will be the first on campus to comply with the University of California’s Sustainability Policy under the new Title 24 code, which targets 40% energy use reduction over the previous code, and we are now collaborating with the design team to ensure their approach maintains alignment with the established construction budget. As the project moves into construction, our team continues to lead the cost management component of the value engineering exercises – protecting the University’s interests and ensuring best value for a facility that can change the state of modern medicine.