The Progress Continues…Vertical Steel

When we said we were going vertical, we meant it- and it came to fruition much faster than expected. Our latest timelapse features the build-up after the concrete was laid, and we are almost topped out at the 5th level. Next step in the process? The traditional Topping Out Ceremony. Stay tuned for more updates.

Bioterra Officially Goes Vertical

We are thrilled to share that vertical steel erection has commenced at Bioterra. This step marks another major milestone in San Diego’s first all-electric Life Science building’s schedule. Check back to follow along on the progress as our vision becomes a reality. 

Bioterra Construction Timelapse

The progress continues at  Bioterra – this clip shows the subterranean parking come to fruition. Structural steel is beginning to go vertical this week. Set to deliver in 2024, Bioterra is among the first ground-up lab projects to rise in Sorrento Mesa. Stay tuned for more visual progress!

Bioterra is Born

In April 2021, Longfellow acquired The Oberlin, a 4.14-acre office park and development site in Sorrento Mesa. A milestone in Longfellow’s commitment to building out the burgeoning biotech cluster in the Sorrento Mesa and Sorrento Valley submarkets, the new campus, designed by HOK Architects with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. as the general contractor on the project, will consist of over 323,000 square feet in six stories.

The property will offer seamless indoor/outdoor architectural features and amenities that prioritize physical, mental and community health. A modern aesthetic with earth tones and natural materials, the building will feature wrap-around balconies and a beautiful rooftop patio overlooking Sorrento Mesa, with specially curated food and beverage options open to the public.

MiresBall brand agency in San Diego created the Bioterra logo taking inspiration from the building’s architecture, specifically the glassline windows and morphing them into the letter B. The brand’s warm and progressive personality is reflected through the combination of the color and design elements.

Consistent with Longfellow’s commitment to be a leader in delivering environmentally sustainable and socially responsible projects, Bioterra will be the first all-electric HVAC life science building in San Diego in addition to being designed to LEED Gold Certification and Fitwel Standards, resulting in strategically forward-thinking and ESG leading design.