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.


AltaSea is accepting bids for the development of site improvements, entrance facilities, wharf improvements and core elements of a historic building and historic district at 2500 South Signal Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

Work will include: Demolition and abatement, excavation & grading, AC paving, site utilities, structural steel, site concrete and masonry, signage, historic building restoration, aluminum and glass, modular buildings, mechanical systems, fire sprinklers, fire alarm, electrical and low voltage, and repair and upgrade of existing wharf.

A-licensed general contractors can bid on this federally funded project.  Subcontractors holding C-12, C-20, C-36 licenses are required to be listed in the Bidder’s List of Subcontractors.  A 100% Performance & Payment Bond and a 10% Bid Bond are required.  Construction plans/specs are included in the Bidding Documents.  This project is partially funded with federal funds from the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.  Davis-Bacon Act and State Prevailing Wage provisions apply to this project. 

The work to be performed under the contract for construction is also subject to the requirements of the City of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department to provide opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) to participate in any and all contracts.

Two Job Walks will be held at the project site on May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m and on May 10, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. Attendance at one of the two Job Walks is mandatory. Sealed bids must be submitted on forms provided in bid packages and are due no later than 2:00 pm on May 30, 2019. 

Bidding Documents can be downloaded at:, click link for “Public Planroom”, and find “AltaSea”. Digital downloads of the Bidding Documents are free. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents can be purchased by contacting American Reprographics Company (ARC) Document Management, 934 W. Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 745-3145.

For clarifications of the Bidding Documents please contact Keith Kaneko,

AltaSea reserves the right to reject any and all Bid Proposals or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any Bid Proposal or in the bidding.

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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