Project Description

Robert Paine Scripps Center

The Robert Paine Scripps Forum, located in the heart of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is an ocean-front conference center facility. The center’s more than 9,000 s.f. of meeting and support space includes: an auditorium with flexible seating space for more than 285 people, balcony with fixed seats and rear-walkway entrances, four freestanding meeting rooms, each with an ocean view, multi-media communication and conferencing capabilities, and outdoor areas for activities and events. Landscaping and outdoor seating enhances the natural beauty of Scripps’ ocean-side location and provides abundant space for interaction among students, scientists and visitors.

Fuscoe provided a full range of civil engineering services for this project including:

  • Detailed field survey prior to the demolition of the original structure
  • Design services for relocated university functions previously held on-site
  • Careful documentation of existing campus utilities
  • Water quality and erosion control measures for the project plus adjacent public parking lot which drain directly to the beach
  • Detailed site plan and grading coordination to preserve existing mature trees
  • Careful planning for future campus master plan improvements
  • Construction staking for the project

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Robert Paine Scripps Center

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Project Details

La Jolla, CA

Safdie Rabines


AIA San Diego Chapter 2010 Merit Award

LEED® certification in August 2009