Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

San Diego, CA


Delawie designed and constructed the consolidation of the University of San Diego’s School of Engineering into Loma Hall and creation of the Cymer Ideation Space, Donald’s Garage, and sophisticated shop.

Phase 1 of the project consisted of master planning where three alternative sites were considered before deciding on renovating the bottom floor of Loma Hall, once home to the USD Torero Store and mail room while Phase 2 saw the creation of the three distinct spaces for the engineering school to use.

The Cymer Ideation Space is a learning and collaboration area that allows for maximum flexibility: a full operable grid is set into the ceiling with hanging partitions that allow for the creation of walled-off learning spaces or open teaching areas.

Donald’s Garage supports the School of Engineering curriculum to focus on interdisciplinary project-based learning.

The renovations also created new fabrication facilities including a significant shop suite with metal, machining, welding, and woodworking areas. Additional spaces include a rapid prototyping lab, a project design lab, and a new entrance lobby.