Take a tour of the Gensler-designed, 35-acre campus
The Port of Los Angeles’s gearing up for a major overhaul over at the Ports O’ Call that will have it looking a lot like San Francisco’s famed wharf, but that’s not the only enormous change coming to LA’s waterfront. It’s been a while since we heard from the massive marine research campus headed for City Dock No. 1, an out-of-use, 100-year-old pier. Today, we have a wealth of new renderings for the Gensler-designed research and education center, and information on just how soon we can expected to see the beginnings of this transformational project at the Port.
AltaSea’s executive director, Jenny Krusoe, says in a statement that the first step in a multi-phase build-out would break ground sometime this year, and include the construction of the areas known as the Wharf Plaza and the Education Pavilion, plus the renovation of 180,000 square feet of space in historic warehouses on the site that will be the future of the center’s Research and Business Hub. The latter would be devoted to “commercializ