LPA was a co-sponsor of the 9th Annual NAIOP University Challenge, a student design competition focused on developing a plan for the redevelopment of the 70.5-acre SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command site in San Diego.
Student teams from SDSU's Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, UCSD Real Estate and Development Program and the University of San Diego Burham Moores Center for Real Estate participated in the event, which asked them to determine the "highest and best use" for the site. Considerations included financing, transit-oriented issues, sustainable development, traffic patterns, community impact, feasibility and investment returns.
"The students were prepared with in-depth market research and had thoughtful ideas about how to develop their project," said LPA Design Director Daniel Moskop. "They explored a wide variety of uses and for plans the site, which is one of the most exciting redevelopment targets in the city."