East village Phase II
The tower is the second phase, contributing 400,000 SF to a three-phase plan providing 1,000,000 SF of innovative workplace to East Village San Diego. Directed towards San Diego’s burgeoning tech industry, the scheme re-interprets a typically Silicon Valley office park into a vertical urban campus. While providing the necessary density for the industries proliferating growth projections, the tower maintains a strong relationship to the natural environment and daylight. Individual building blocks are elevated and connected by a continuous landscape and amenity infrastructure encouraging collaboration between tenants. Additionally, these buildings are connected by internal staircases allowing teams to easily expand and contract across levels. Facilitated by San Diego’s welcoming climate, the unique relation to the exterior make the Idea Tower a vibrant, innovative workplace.
Design: I was asked to lead the design on the phase II tower. Within a couple weeks we had produced dozens of iterations, had multiple client presentations, and produced the marketing graphics for the concept.