Campus at Horton – Transforming Downtown San Diego

Campus at Horton – Transforming Downtown San Diego

Tuesday May 23rd, 2023 | 3:30-5:00 PM


In 1982, the Horton Plaza shopping center transformed San Diego’s downtown scene, bringing retail and public life back to the urban core. Now as San Diego is quickly becoming a tech, bio and R+D talent magnet, Campus at Horton is once again bringing that energy from the suburbs back to downtown. 

Campus at Horton is the transformation from the iconic 1982 Jerde outdoor mall to a new (nearly 1 Million SF) high-tech office campus over mixed retail. The story begins with the ownership – leasing conversation, informing the desire for an ultra-high performing product, building upon itself throughout a fast-tracked design process. Upfront goals include carbon neutrality (for office), a new public / private central plant, high-performance façade design, blackwater reuse, embodied carbon accountability and active programming and operations. 

This tour will walk attendees through the early phases of the developer driven sustainability evaluation process and tenant targeting through design and financing. Tour leaders will also speak to critical LEED v4 Core & Shell credits, WELL v2 CORE features, Wired Score requirements, onsite renewables, central plant design, blackwater design. During this tour representatives from the executive architect / sustainability (RDC), mechanical engineers (Introba), and ownership (Stockdale Capital Partners) will discuss the team’s approaches toward sustainability and explore how these strategies are executed throughout construction.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must wear closed toe shoes and long pants and need to be able to climb flights of stairs. As space is limited on this tour please be sure to cancel if you cannot attend for any reason.

Speakers/Tour Guides:


Jimmy Parker

Director, Culture Program, Stockdale Capital Partners, LLC.

As the Director of the Culture Program for the Campus at Horton and other Stockdale creative office properties, Jimmy oversees all aspects of property activation, community and government relations, creative development, promotion, and public space enhancement. He comes to Stockdale Capital Partners with decades of experience in public space management/activation, most of it in downtown San Diego to include two decades with the Gaslamp Quarter Association (12 years as the Executive Director), and over 20 years as a senior member of the Production Team of the San Diego Street Scene – Food & Music Festival (an inspiration for Coachella Valley Music Festival).
Jimmy grew up in the Linda Vista community of San Diego and is a third generation graduate of San Diego State University and is the proud father and uncle of the fourth generation to achieve their degree from SDSU.



Calina Ferraro

Principal, Introba

Calina is a professional engineer and LEED AP with 15 years of sustainable design experience in life science, commercial, higher education, and civic projects. She leads Introba’s San Diego office providing deep green engineering solutions across the Western US.



Sean Slater, AIA

Senior Principal, RDC

Sean Slater is principal in charge of RDC’s San Diego office. He is a leader of the firm’s Placemaking group, collaborating firmwide with architects, planners, and interior designers on mixed-use development. Current projects include the redevelopment of Horton Plaza for client Stockdale Capital Partners. Serving as architect of record, RDC is collaborating with design firm Rios to reinvent Horton Plaza as the ultimate 10-block, mixed re-use campus—a sustainable, high-tech hub in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Slater is leading RDC’s work group on several multifamily projects in San Diego as well as renovations at Fashion Valley Mall, urban planning for area districts, and guidelines for new retail development.Sean joined RDC in 2016 after spending over twenty years practicing architecture in Berkeley, Atlanta, and Austin. With his extensive experience in domestic and international retail/mixed-use design, he has continued to develop new business endeavors for RDC as well as serving as a Design Principal for numerous high-profile projects.

If you cannot attend please consider supporting San Diego Green Building Council by donating.




May 23, 2023 at 3:30pm - 5pm


Horton Plaza Campus
801 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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