San Diego, California
Stretching across a city block in Downtown San Diego, 701B is a 24-story, 571,000-square-foot office building with striking architecture and highly sought-after amenities. LPA’s team of in-house architects, interior designers, landscape architects, lighting designers and civil and structural engineers used an integrated process to create a progressive space that appeals to tenants in tech, finance and commerce. The modernized facility is accessible from many of San Diego’s destinations, including the City Hall, Symphony Hall, Opera and Central Library.
The entrance of the building is marked with a striking, sculptural shade trellis. This functional piece of art was inspired by the movement of a Manta Ray as it glides through the ocean. A dramatic 65-foot, high-glazing glass wall and calming water feature—the largest vertical water feature in the area—sets the scene behind this amazing sculpture. The design is inspiring, yet highly functional to shade the outdoor amenity from the sun during the day and reflect the custom lighting elements at night. Visitors are welcome to work, dine or lounge in an inviting outdoor setting. A new restaurant provides a luxurious indoor-outdoor dining experience, with views to the renovated lobby.