Architects HGW | Hanna Gabriel Wells | Moda-Sorrento Technology Center 2.0

Moda-Sorrento Technology Center 2.0

San Diego, California

An Existing four building technology complex in Sorrento Valley was in dire need of an upgrade. The original facilities lacked street presence and campus cohesion. The task of this modernization was to give the complex and identity that aligns with the high-tech/bio-tech nature of the tenants and unify the buildings into a cohesive campus. A sharp line in the form of a new canopy edge and storefront cornice was used as an organizing element to visually draw buildings together at each street frontage with covered walkways. The canopy steps up to signify tenant entrances. The existing service alleys separating buildings were joined together in a series of habitable outdoor rooms and activity areas, creating social hubs that draw tenants together and provide areas for social interaction.