AltaSea is creating an urban, ocean-based campus at the Port of Los Angeles where ocean innovators work together
Gensler, one of the world’s leading architecture and design firms, has completed design of the 35-acre AltaSea campus. Learn more about what Architectural Digest is calling “one of the most exciting new projects” in Los Angeles.
At AltaSea, the focus is on innovative solutions that provide sustainable development opportunities and associated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs. Initial focus issues include: (1) Aquaculture – promoting sustainable aquaculture solutions, and (2) Blue Tech – developing technology for remote monitoring, sensing and ocean exploration.
Phase 1A campus elements include:
Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), consortium that represents a strategic alliance of 22 major universities, colleges, and foundations, will be the anchor tenant for the Science Hub. The Science Hub 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. By emphasizing not just ocean-related research, but also ocean discovery, the Science Hub will contribute to a more sustainable future that benefits both humanity and the planet.
Phase 1B elements include:
The Engagement Center will serve as a global beacon for ocean education. As the home of innovative marine science exhibits and education programs, the Center’s features include an auditorium with a glass wall cantilevering over the channel, a learning grotto and science laboratories. Programming at the Engagement Center will strengthen STEM education and, by its fifth year of operation, is projected to annually provide educational experiences for up to 50,000 children in grades K-12, with a total visitor count expected to surpass 200,000.
DISCLAIMER: AltaSea designs are conceptual and are in the process of obtaining entitlements approvals, permitting and final Port of Los Angeles review and adoption.