Tiffany English English: “The transformation of an existing class-C office and warehouse facility into a contemporary, class-A creative office campus with state-of-the-art amenities is unique to the suburban Carlsbad market.”

CARLSBAD, CA—Atlas at Carlsbad offers a class-A creative-office space with amenity features typically found in a Downtown market—plus proximity to the beach and views of the valley and ocean, Ware Malcomb principal Tiffany English tells The firm recently completed construction on and provided architectural design services for the first phase of the newly redeveloped campus, comprising a trophy steel-and-glass two-story office building and a single-story 135,000-square-foot R&D/creative building at 5909 Sea Otter Place here.

In this unique repositioning project, Ware Malcomb collaborated with another architect to transform the existing 260,000-square-foot building into two separate buildings totaling 235,000 square feet of office and R&D space. The beams of the original building were kept intact to allow the transfer of lateral loads from the new offices to the warehouse building and diaphragm. The office building utilized metal stud framing while the warehouse employed a concrete tilt-up design. Moment frames were also used in the office building to create large openings into a paseo.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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