San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust Inc. has broken ground on its previously announced i3, a new $189 million life-sciences laboratory and office campus being built in University Towne Center. OJB designed the landscape which surrounds and weaves throughout the three-part building by Perkins and Will.
Site features include a central “V” green with shaded seating areas framed by low-water native plantings; shade tree allees; a games court; a multi-level central gathering / dining plaza; surrounding grounds and planting; extensive on-structure planting, and auto entry court with an iconic weathering steel raised planter. Sustainable features will include green roofs, on-site biofiltration zones and other sustainable elements such as the use of recycled water for irrigation and cooling towers. Construction is slated for completion in December 2017.