UCMBEST All, Community, Work
Santa Cruz, California


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Entering the interactive space, a shared public space.

UC Monterey Bay Education, Science, and Technology (MBEST) Center is part of the reuse strategy for the former Fort Ord military base. Designed as the new headquarters building for the UC MBEST Center administrative offices, UCSC Extension, the city of Marina Small Business Incubator, as well as additional tenants. It is a synergistic project combining public and private organizations to create a postindustrial model for sustainable economic growth.

UCSC developed the MBEST Center, a 26,000-square-foot headquarters complex, as a cornerstone of the Fort Ord redevelopment plan. The center aims to foster regional economic development and job creation by establishing a community of high-technology businesses.

project details

Client

University of California, Monterey Bay Education, Science, + Technology

Affiliated Government Agency

University of California, Santa Cruz

Architect

David Baker Architects

Contractor

Tombleson Construction

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project data
UC Monterey Bay Education Science + Technology Center
9706
City of Marina, California
Completed 2001
program
conference rooms
979
kitchen/rest rooms
988
tenant space
19,584
interactive space
5,290
density ratios
project sf 26,841
site sf 99,000
acres 2.3
f.a.r. .27
parking
total 77