Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Coffman is providing structural engineering services for the conversion of the existing eight-story office/education building into a lab/office use. The project will be built out in several phases with a spec suite for each floor. Coffman is teamed with McFarlane Architects to make this building transition into a new life science workspace.

Coffman provided the initial structural engineering design and construction documents for the original building which was for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The project provided a new campus in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood for the nationally-known, private, non-profit, postsecondary law school (formerly located in Old Town). The eight-story education building includes three levels of subterranean parking to accommodate 175 vehicles. The campus was comprised of classrooms, law libraries, faculty offices, and student and faculty lounges. The building features expansive roof terraces at the fifth and eighth levels and a public law clinic, feature lobby, café, and a bookstore at ground level. The campus earned LEED Gold Certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council.


  • Education
  • Science & Technology


  • Structural Engineering