School of Leadership and Education Sciences

San Diego, California


83,000 SF

Drawing inspiration from the 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture of the campus, the two-level academic building houses 14 classroom and seminar rooms, a 190-seat auditorium, a 60-seat executive training classroom, faculty offices, underground parking, a 2,000 square-foot reading room, and a cafe.

The project’s classical style and ambiance seamlessly blend with the opulent Spanish Renaissance aesthetic that characterizes the USD campus. “La Sala,”a meticulously adorned two-story living space, boasts a gas fireplace, rich wooden beams, coffered ceilings, and stone tile accents.

This multi-use area was meticulously designed to serve as a central gathering spot for speeches, presentations, and receptions, was modeled after USD’s sister school in Alcala de Henares, Spain.

The cafe strategically occupies a prime location near a grand west patio, offering picturesque views of the ocean.