SCA Architecture designed Viasat’s campus expansion, currently the largest development in the city of Carlsbad for the largest employer in Carlsbad. Located across the street from Viasat’s existing headquarters, the new campus was built on a 23-acre vacant parcel of land, which Viasat acquired in October 2015. The site is south of Gateway Road, near the master-planned community of Bressi Ranch. The campus expansion can accommodate six office buildings, three parking structures, a cafe/conference center and recreational amenities for company employees.
The new campus is designed to embody Viasat’s culture of creativity, exploration, freedom and innovation, as well as foster interaction between employees, clients and visitors. The two- and three-story office buildings range in size from 77,000 to 120,000 square feet, and total 587,000 square feet of space with 5.3 acres of open space within the campus.
Woven throughout the open, outdoor space are “unexpected experiences” such as hammocks, swings, bocce ball courts, jogging trails, water filling stations, several shade structures for informal meetings including some with banquette seating, trees surrounded with bar-height counters for outdoor eating, an outdoor stage, fire pits, a barbeque, charging stations for mobile devices and other amenities, as well as displays of Viasat’s latest technologies.