i3 Illumina Campus

  • Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Completion Date
    December, 2017
  • Size
    5 acres
  • Team
    Architect: Perkins&Will
    Civil Engineer: Latitude 33
    Structural Engineer: Hope-Amundson Inc.
    MEP Engineer: EXP
    Lighting Designer: EXP
    Irrigation Designer: Sweeney & Associates
  • Photography
    Zachary Sawchuk, Chris Shern


Reflecting the technological and medical advancements that are so valued in this life-sciences campus, the landscape and site design aims to create an atmosphere of connectivity, innovation and collaboration. The campus balances indoor and outdoor amenities, and invites employees and guests to socialize, exercise and dine.

Three buildings at the perimeter of the site are connected by a multi-use courtyard space. The v-shaped central green is a place for all – at all times of the day. Quiet areas include shaded seating, framed by low-water native plantings and ringed by allees of shade trees. More active spaces include a games court and a multi-level central gathering/dining plaza. The courtyard also features extensive on-structure planting. The auto entry court is marked with an iconic weathered steel raised planter.