LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE

LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE

Client Lundquist Institute + ZGF
Location Torrance

A new central courtyard unifies two medical research buildings and establishes the heart of the emerging Lundquist Institute Campus in Los Angeles’ South Bay. Inspired by cellular structures, DNA strands, and the interplay of human collaboration, RELM’s design concept is comprised of two ‘braided chains’ of landscape: a verdant garden and an urban plaza. Together, they stitch the two buildings into a singular gesture rendering a distinct collection of spaces to enjoy immersive nature and social activity. The courtyard fosters inclusiveness and accessibility by encouraging informal collaboration and gathering outside the research buildings, cultivating campus culture, and elevating the workplace.