The Campus

AltaSea is creating an urban, ocean-based campus at the Port of Los Angeles where ocean innovators work together

The Campus

AltaSea is creating an urban, ocean-based campus at the Port of Los Angeles where ocean innovators work together.  The cutting edge 400,000 square foot campus is built on a historic pier with unparalleled access to the deep ocean.  Professionals and students that gather at AltaSea’s 35-acre site will enjoy a state of the art facility that includes 4,100 feet of linear dock space, circulating seawater and marine life support systems throughout the facility, laboratories, research facilities and hands-on educational and job skills development areas.

Science Center

Home to the Southern California Marine Institute, a consortium of 23 universities and colleges, the Science Center will provide a home for the world’s top scientists to conduct breakthrough ocean-related research and discover solutions to environmental problems.  Through intensive collaboration, these great minds will conceptualize, identify and address the most pressing issues facing the ocean today.

Dock Space

AltaSea’s unparalleled 4,100 linear feet of waterfront dock and wharf space is the premiere location on the West Coast in providing research vessels with direct harbor and open ocean access.


Gensler, one of the world’s leading architecture and design firms, has completed design of the 35-acre AltaSea campus.  Architectural Digest is calling AltaSea, “one of the most exciting new projects” in Los Angeles.  Scroll down to view renderings of the campus.

Warehouses 58-60

Interior and exterior restoration

Warehouse 58-60

Interior view

Warehouse 58-60

Water-side view

Warehouse 57 - Complete renovation

Outside view

Warehouse 57

Inside view

Warehouse 57

Inside view

Engagement Center

View from school bus drop-off point

Engagement Center

The grotto with view of the channel

Engagement Center

Exhibitions, classrooms and science labs

Engagement Center

Auditorium with glass wall cantilevered over channel

DISCLAIMER: AltaSea designs are conceptual and are in the process of obtaining entitlements approvals, permitting and final Port of Los Angeles review and adoption.

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