San Diego SCA Architecture said in December that it completed the design of Viasat Inc.’s campus expansion. The new complex of buildings will sit on a 23-acre parcel across El Camino Real from the corporation’s existing headquarters, in the Bressi Ranch section of Carlsbad.
The site will be able to hold six office buildings as well as a café and conference center. Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) could build as much as 587,000 square feet of space, housed in two- and three-story structures holding 77,000 to 120,000 square feet apiece.
The complex will hold up to 2,053 vehicles, to be housed mainly in three parking structures.
Also planned are bocce ball courts, jogging trails, shade structures for informal meetings, fire pits, a barbecue and trees surrounded by bar-height counters. This is California, and engineers can work outside — or at least take their breaks there.
General contractor Whiting Turner broke ground on the project in February 2017. The first phase of the expansion is expected to be complete in August of this year.
Viasat offers satellite hardware and services to government, commercial and consumer markets.