9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Laboratory was designed in 1962 by renowned San Diego architect Lloyd Ruocco. The building has been surveyed by UC San Diego and determined eligible for the National Register. The modern-style, three-story, post-and-beam, wood-framed structure is characterized by its horizontal massing, redwood siding and floor-to-ceiling wood-framed sliding glass doors. The building contains offices on the upper floor with laboratories and mezzanine offices on the lower level. The primary exterior materials are redwood and glass.

Heritage prepared construction documents for the restoration and repair of deteriorated exterior wood elements including structural beams, stairs, decks, walkways, sliding glass doors, windows, siding, and louvered panels.

Photography: Darren Bradley

  • University of California San Diego
    • Construction Documents
    • Construction Observation
    • National Register Nomination
  • 2020