The Rady School of Management


Architect: HMC / Ellerbe Becket
Builder: Swinerton Builders
Sign Designer: Carrier Johnson + Culture

In 2003 the University of California at San Diego founded the Rady School of Management with a gift from local philanthropist Ernest Rady. The Rady School quickly gained a reputation for developing entrepreneurs, particularly in the emerging biotech industry. On May 11, 2012, the Rady School celebrated the opening of Wells Fargo Hall, a significant milestone for the school that has experienced extraordinary success and growth. With sweeping views of the Pacific, Wells Fargo Hall is a feat of contemporary architecture and tasteful design. The five-story, steel structure is comprised of two buildings that connect to the existing Phase 1 occupied building. The building was constructed to meet LEED Silver certification, achieving high performance in human and environmental health, water savings and energy efficiency.

The 81,000 square-foot Wells Fargo Hall includes a 295-seat auditorium with technology that will enable the Rady School to broadcast important campus events and meetings locally and through the web, a conference room that is equipped with leading-edge, seamless video teleconferencing capability, a dedicated space for MBA students to be used for study and collaboration, a laboratory that will be used by Rady School professors for research on consumer behavior, leadership and behavioral economics, as well as numerous state-of-the-art conference rooms and classrooms. Clear Sign & Design was pleased to participate in this project by fabricating and installing a large package of Way-finding, Donor, and Code-Related signage.

As rewarding as this project was, it brought several challenges to our team that required ingenuity and a variety of resources to complete. The most demanding of these was the faux-brushed bronze finish applied to a variety of different sized substrates. In the end, our team delivered products that met the expectations of the project architects and designers – products that everyone on our team could be proud of.

Rather than spending time contemplating ways to cut corners or materials… our team stayed laser-focused on producing only the best product we could. And the results of our passion for excellence can easily be seen in the execution of our finished product.

If you are interested to find out how our team can work for your benefit and build your next creation, give us a call today at (760) 736.8111.