NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Gould Evans


Transystems Corporation
La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA
Project Year
Research Facilities

Vern Elmore copyright 2012
Product Spec Sheet
Lab flooringnora
Glazing – Ultra White Guardian Glass
Curtainwall, Windows Arcadia Inc
LightingFinelite, Inc.

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Gould Evans as Architects

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of California San Diego challenged the project team to design a facility that would pay homage to a world-class site and create a sustainable building for environmental stewards of the ocean.

The Southwest Fisheries building takes advantage of the local microclimate while respecting the ever changing needs of the research scientists. The new facility continues the California-style legacy of an open architectural environment, and courtyards encourage interactions among researchers from different disciplines.

Terracotta sun shades, green roofs, photo-voltaic panels, and a state-of-the-art 528,000 gallon ocean technology tank help this building set a new benchmark in scientific building design.

We are honored to have been a part of building along the cliffs of La Jolla, next to such venerable neighbors as the Salk Institute and the Neurosciences Institute.

Material Used :

1. Lab casework manufacturer – Dow Diversified, Inc.

2. Lab fume hoods manufacturer – Hamilton Scientific

3. Lab flooring manufacturer – Nora Systems, Inc.

4. Lab lighting manufacturer – Columbia Lighting (Premiere Lighting abd Controls)

5. Terracotta Sunshade Devices –Modeing / Shildan

6. Curtainwall - Arcadia

7. Windows – Arcadia

8. Wood ceilings – 9 Wood

9. Glazing – Guardian Ultra White

10. Cable rail – Prescable

11. Lighting – Finelite, Columbia, Bega

Project team
Accoustical and vibration consultant
Associate Architect
Mechanical and electrical consultant
Vegetated roofs consultant
Hoist system consultant
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