Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Atlas at Carlsbad

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Ruth Brajevich, CMO rbrajevich@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2017) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on the first phase of the new Atlas at Carlsbad campus comprising a trophy steel and glass two story office building and an ideal single story 135,000 square feet R&D/creative building located at 5909 Sea Otter Place in Carlsbad, California. Ware Malcomb provided architectural design services for the project.

In this unique repositioning project, Ware Malcomb collaborated with another architect to transform the existing 260,000 square foot building into two separate buildings totaling 235,000 square feet of office and R&D space. The beams of the original building were kept intact to allow the transfer of lateral loads from the new offices to the warehouse building and diaphragm. The office building utilized metal stud framing while the warehouse employed a concrete tilt-up design. Moment frames were also used in the office building to create large openings into the Paseo.

Ware Malcomb selected a large format, ultra-thin porcelain tile to be applied over the existing granite to transform the aesthetic of the existing office building. Ware Malcomb collaborated with LdG Landscape Architects to enhance the entries in the Paseo amenity area that separated the existing Alpha and Beta buildings.

Ware Malcomb designed the exterior corners of the Beta Building to integrate with the Paseo and office building. Some of the Paseo amenities included an outdoor amphitheater, barbeque area, outdoor seating, shade sails and an outdoor café.

The design also included the design and installation of a perforated Ferrari fabric with a graphic pattern inspired by the Carlsbad Flower Fields mounted on the Beta Building.

“This project definitely required some out of the box thinking to meet Atlas at Carlsbad’s need to create two separate buildings from one existing structure,” said Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego office. “We created a unique, functional design solution drawing inspiration from the local Carlsbad community.”

The General Contractor for the project was Dempsey Construction.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects.  Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

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