Office/Mixed-use Developments, Award of Merit: La Jolla Commons Tower II, La Jolla

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The 13-story main tower and parking structures are sited on a lush, 12-acre landscape.

Developers expect the $81-million high-rise to become the largest carbon-neutral and net-zero office building in the U.S. The project is on course for a LEED-Platinum rating through a combination of high-performance building design, directed biogas and onsite solid oxide fuel cells to generate more electricity annually than the building consumes. The 13-story main tower and parking structures are sited on a lush, 12-acre landscape. Insulated glass, open floor plans and high-efficiency air handling units are intended to support occupant productivity, health and comfort.

Key Players

Contractor The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Owner Hines

Lead Design Firm AECOM

Structural Engineer Nabih Youssef Associates

Civil Engineer Leppert Engineering Corp.

MEP Engineer WSP Flack + Kurtz

Landscape Architect The Office of James Burnett


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