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City Office REIT

San Diego, CA


VDLA worked in conjunction with FPBA Architects and City Office REIT, Inc. on the exterior renovation of an existing office park in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego.  The goal of this renovation was to create a more attractive and useable outdoor area for employees to enjoy our Southern California climate during their breaks and lunchtime. The project began with an unattractive slab of concrete fire lane that bisected the buildings and offered no pedestrian access or circulation.  A design was developed to remove the concrete, create connection between the buildings and preserve the existing trees.  Design features and amenities include parking for an on-site lunch truck, a shaded trellis structure, raised deck, comfortable/movable furnishings and laptop/cell phone charging stations.  Additional trees were installed to shade the area, while all permeable paving materials replaced the original concrete to encourage storm water infiltration and promote the growth of the new and existing trees.  A new electrical system throughout allows for soft ambient up lighting for night events, security lighting and electric car charging stations.

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