Humanities and Social Sciences Building Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
Humanities and Social Sciences Building Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed project includes fire and life safety improvements within and on the building façade of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) building. Scope of work includes alterations to the degraded exterior wall panels, installation of a fire sprinkler system/associated fire alarm updates, egress path and common space repairs, and limited fire-rated assembly modifications. The exterior concrete wall panels of the building that forms the building enclosure are in the advanced stages of deterioration (cracking panels, separating windows, spalling concrete). This is resulting in a safety hazard due to falling debris and allowing extensive water intrusion into the building. A second component of the project includes the construction and installation of an approximately 280 square-foot pump house for fire and life safety compliance, located adjacent to the project site in an existing paved service yard area.

Contact Information

Alison Buckley
Agency Name
UC San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
UC San Diego
Contact Types
Project Applicant


La Jolla
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Scholars Lane and North Torrey Pines Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project qualifies under Class 1 exemption because the project consists of interior renovations to an existing building involving negligible or no expansion of existing use. In addition, the pump house consists of an addition to an existing structure that will not result in an increase of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the HSS building. None of the exceptions to the exemption pursuant to 15300.2 apply.


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