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Pacific Ridge School Multi-Disciplinary Innovation Center

6269 El Fuerte St, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA
About Pacific Ridge School Multi-Disciplinary Innovation Center

The 2-story, 14,500 SF tilt-up building sits in the heart of campus and houses an array of classrooms focused on science, technology, and cutting-edge laboratories. The 4,300 square-foot library, study areas, and atrium lounge provide modern learning spaces where students can acquire knowledge and put their learning into practice with close proximity to design spaces and science labs. The 1,000 square-foot, biotech lab will enable students to study advanced science and conduct extended-duration experiments, gaining experience in molecular biology, genomics, and ecological studies. The biotech lab will be outfitted with a DNA sequencer, PCR machine, centrifuge, computers, and other high-level equipment. There will also be specialized software to help students with projects involving DNA sequencing, measuring gene expression, or studying genetic differences in populations, to name just a few examples. The new 1,300 square-foot, laboratory and augmented maker space will allow students to explore their interests, practice creative problem-solving, and prepare to engage in our evolving world. The new Maker Space’s proximity to the existing Design and Fabrication Studio and its indoor/outdoor workspaces will create a generous, multi-use area accessible to students working on creative projects of all kinds. The new 650 square-foot lab will bring students to the cutting edge of technology, with 3-D printers, a CNC mill machine, a large format laser cutter, and electronics soldering and table machinery. Lusardi and Architects Mosher Drew worked seamlessly to deliver the project ahead of schedule and under budget while navigating projects delays due to rain and the COVID-19

  • Client: Pacific Ridge School
  • Architect: Mosher Drew Architects
  • Building Area: 15,000 sf

Project Details
Project Type

New Build


Education (k-12)

Square Footage

15,000 SF

Construction Status