May 27, 2016
The Port of Los Angeles’ massive AltaSea marine research campus is slated to break ground later this year, and will occupy City Dock No. 1, an obsolete 100-year-old pier. Just released renderings from the Gensler-led design team reveal specifics of the “transformational” vision for the 35-acre waterfront research and education center.
The initial $150-million phase of construction encompasses a Wharf Plaza and Education Pavilion and renovation of 180,000 square feet of historic warehouse space that would house a Research and Business Hub, expected to be completed in 2017.
A Science Hub, which is expected to be completed by 2020, includes 60,000 square feet of lab space and classrooms for primary tenant, the Southern California Marine Institute. An interpretive center that includes science, math, tech programs and exhibits for children is expected to be completed by 2023.