Spectrum Terrace

Irvine, California  Map
In progress
Lead Designer
Michael W. Bischoff

Spectrum Terrace is the latest addition to an iconic master plan that is transforming Irvine Spectrum into an integrated live/work community for the City of Irvine.

The 1.1-million-square-foot campus, to be completed in three phases, includes nine four-story buildings set in a terraced landscape that accommodates the site’s gently sloping topography. Amenities at the heart of each complex, including a multipurpose event space, dining pavilion, and fitness center, are seamlessly integrated with an array of landscape features. The result is a richly textured indoor-outdoor environment that fosters social interaction while serving the needs of both the immediate office community and the rapidly evolving live/work components of the greater Irvine Spectrum area.

Surface parking at three cars per 1,000 gsf is integrated within the overall landscape concept to transform a region once defined by the automobile into a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Show Facts

A 75-acre site, south of I-405 at the Laguna Canyon (Highway 133) interchange


1,040,000 ft2 / 96,600 m2 gross area

PCF&P Services

Master planning, architecture, integrated landscape design




Irvine Company, Irvine, CA

Phases I and II near completion; phase III out of view in foreground

Phase I food service pavilion

Phase II conference center

Phase III pool building (at top) and café

Project Credits

Associate Architect: LPA, Inc., Irvine CA; Structural: Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Lighting: TK1SC; Landscape Architecture: Burton Landscape Architecture Studio; Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Hathawy Dinwiddie