UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center Central Utility Plant

ClientMehrdad Yazdani
DesignerMehrdad Yazdani
Prize2nd Place in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

This LEED Gold Certified project is located in close proximity to a new and existing hospital towers, and adjacent wetlands in a serene canyon environment. The project was designed to be unimposing on the natural setting and minimize impact to the environment. To effectively design the central plant and adhere to the commitment of least environmental impact, the design used a two-story terraced approach where only one-story remains visible and the step of the second story diminishes the impact on the canyon. The design includes taking strips of earth and laying them down on top of the central plant to visually integrate the building into the landscape of the canyon.