RVSD January/February 2015 : Page 97

1 biG maN oN CamPus With its third Green Acre installment, Bluemotif Architecture (bluemotifarchitecture.com) is bringing a corporate retreat concept to the new Frankin Yard biotech campus in La Jolla. Think wood decks, porch swings and, yes, pink flamingos. BEST OF THE CITY sTReeT CReD The north Parker by architect Jonathan segal is the corner attraction in this emerging neighborhood, with wildly popular outposts of a coffee shop, brewery and ramen eatery ToP FiVe: hoTly aNTiCiPaTed desiGNs DESIGN 2 masTer Class Butler Malick Master Builders (butlermalick.com) is proving itself the next gen of developers in North Park. Their second cool-kid project is on sizzling 30th street, near Polite Provisions, and is set to open this winter. 3 The New FroNTier Leave it to architect Brett Farrow to team up with skateboard legend Chris Miller for a creative mixed-use project in Carlsbad Village (quonsetproject.com). “There’s a down-home, low-key vibe there,” says Farrow of the neighborhood. 4 Glass aCT When art darling Matt Devine decamped to S.F., we thought his beloved Glashaus (theglashaus.com) was going with him. Rejoice. The original Barrio Logan creative compound is here to stay, and Devine’s huge workspace is being divvied up into more artist studios. Locals may have grumbled about the North Parker before it arrived on the corner of Lincoln and 30th. But since the moment it flung open its heavy-duty doors, there’s rarely been a night that the mixed-use building from local starchitect and man of steel Jonathan Segal (jonathansegalarchitect.com) isn’t bustling. Big-draw tenants include Modern Times Brewery, replete with its floppy-disk art installation; Influx Coffee, designed by architect Nathan Lee Colkitt; and a second location of Underbelly, the streamlined noodle-slurping HQ (motto: Ramen Saves). The newcomer, Tacos Perla, is the brainchild of Pearl Hotel owner Greg Strangman, who does retro right. And the tacos? If you can’t beat ’em… modern love 5 GrowTh sPurT It’s been said that when Jonathan Segal is erecting a new building, he just waters it, and it grows. Such is the case with the latest project, Mr. Robinson , a seven-story stunner on the corner of Park and Robinson, set to open this fall (or sooner). Gutter north parker photoGraphy by mattheW seGal FuLL sPeeD aHeaD a planned Carlsbad project by architect Brett Farrow on the site of a former dragster garage When Richard Meier is the architect and Robert Irwin is dreaming up the art installation, only one landscape architecture firm will do for the sleek new San Diego Federal Courthouse downtown. Despite security limitations, Spurlock Poirier (sp-land.com) still managed to create a respite in the dense downtown setting. The public plazas and gardens are dotted with native California sycamore trees and water features that deliver HOLDinG COuRT tranquility—post deposition. Also on The stunning modern the firm’s growing list of commissions is the landscaping at the san Diego Federal stunning new UC San Diego Theater District. Courthouse by With breezy grass-lined pathways and drought-tolerant plant groves, spurlock Poirier it sets the ultimate stage for the Broadway incubator that is La Jolla Playhouse. Bravo. scape artists 97 rivier a jan/feb 2015

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