Pacific Gate

San Diego, CA

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  • Owner/Developer

    Bosa Development Corp

  • Architect

    Chris Dikeakos Architects
    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

  • Façade Consultant

    Curtainwall Design Consulting

  • GC

    Bosa Development Corp

  • Completion


  • Building Type


  • Program

    41 stories (458ft), 514,000 sqft

  • Façade Area

    320,000 sq ft of custom curtain wall, window wall, podium façade, skylights, terrace doors, louvers, entry and retail canopy, balcony handrails

  • Glass

    Glass: China Southern Glass 1 ¼” (nominal) low-iron insulated glass: 3/8” glass with low-e coating on number two surface; 5/8” airspace; ¼” low iron glass




Pacific Gate, dubbed California’s first “super prime” development, is located in the Columbia neighborhood of downtown San Diego and boasts fascinating views of the city and the shoreline. It is one of many luxury condo residential towers under the Bosa Development Corp. team. The tower was designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates to mirror the fluid forms of the shoreline. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular and revolutionary developments in San Diego to date.

The building form is defined by a flowing, double-nested curvilinear façade that envelopes 320,000 square feet using aluminum and glass curtain wall and window wall systems as well as features like doors, operable vents and balcony glass.  The typical unit for the enclosure is 4’ wide by 10’ tall and utilizes an interior vertical split-mullion profile of 3” wide by 3” or 10” deep with an expressed vertical fin on the exterior extending 9” outward from the face of glass.  In all conditions, there is an integrated acoustical gasket on the interior side of the interlocking vertical split-mullions to mitigate exterior sound transmission.

The low-iron glass was procured from China Southern Glass. The aluminum material for the window wall, curtain wall and podium units was fabricated and assembled in Thailand by Envelex.

When complete, the tower will stand 458 feet tall and will include a total of 215 residences with access to amenities on par with some of the world’s finest hotels.