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550 Corporate Center
550 West C Street, Suite 690
San Diego, CA 92101
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Opened in 1990, 550 Corporate Center is a 20-story, high-rise office building located in downtown San Diego's central business district. Encompassing an entire city block, the building is comprised of 357,477 rentable square feet of Class "A" office and retail space. The Langdon Wilson Mumper design effortlessly integrates the sleek efficiency of contemporary architecture with traditional elegance and latest technology. The pre-cast concrete exterior and gray-tinted, spandrel glass bay windows create a distinct identity for the building.

The unique open-air lobby of 550 Corporate Center provides a natural feeling of airy openness and sets a tone of professional elegance. The ground floor height is over 24 feet and provides a spacious, open environment throughout the foyer. The lobby features polished African black granite flooring. The soaring walls of the lobby are completely lined with imported Italian green verde marble. The open-air lobby affords direct access to a 16,000 square foot urban park plaza. The plaza is beautifully lined with Canary Island Date Palm trees and has lushly landscaped planters to enhance its beauty.

The building is served by an attached four-story, six-level parking structure. The building offers a full range of amenities, including an on-site deli, 24-hour security, men's and women's locker rooms with showers, and several providers of high-speed internet access. From its prestigious location, the upper floors command breath-taking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and a city skyline to the east.


550 Corporate Center won the 2009-2010 Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award presented by the San Diego chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), in the category 250,000-499,999 square feet. The TOBY Awards were created by BOMA in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. 550 Corporate Center was awarded for its "excellent tenant retention rate," "systems and plant maintenance," "unique open building lobby feature," and "a 15 percent savings in energy consumption since 1999."

The award would not be possible without each exemplary team member in engineering, security, janitorial, and management. We are proud to be honored for demonstrating excellence in building operational efficiency, community impact, and management.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (97)
2011 (97)
2012 (98)
2013 (94)
2014 (94)
2015 (94)
2016 (95)
2017 (95)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 357477 sf

Year Constructed: 1990

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies