With efficiency now a priority for many entities, the more distinctive design projects in the market do stand out. Among them are the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (above), Pacific Gate (below left, under construction) and the Qualcomm AY Building. Photo courtesy of GSA

With efficiency now a priority for many entities, the more distinctive design projects in the market do stand out. Among them are the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (above), Pacific Gate (below left, under construction) and the Qualcomm AY Building. Photo courtesy of GSA

— Increased focus on volume, cost and function over style and appeal has led to a less regionalized architectural style in San Diego and other cities...

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