Between ocean and sky


Presence without precedent

It sits low. Radically grounded, it beckons you to look up, as if pointing to the sky. It exists here and nowhere else.

Space Craft intrigues at a glimpse. Its radical geometry commands attention. Walking the grounds, you will not find a hint of Plan B. No compromise, just vision and execution. Space Craft comes from a time when people weren’t afraid to take chances and be bold, to make a statement and stand out.

  • Stunning primitive future architecture surrounded by lush landscaping
  • More than 200,000 square feet of office and R&D space ready to be customized according to your vision
  • Located on an elevated site in central Carlsbad, visible from the main road — with visibility for miles
  • Renovations commencing Q1 2020


A past focused forward

Space Craft was no accident. It was built for people. It was built with purpose: To foster innovation, further exploration and push the best beyond their limits.

To help the brightest shine

When Space Craft originally opened in the 1970s, those walking through its doors worked for the research and development division of the Hughes Aircraft Corporation, one of the most storied American companies in the fields of aviation and space exploration. It was designed with those men and women in mind — not only to attract them, but to inspire them to deliver their best. Today, it stands as a monument to the innovation and creation that’s gone on within its walls.


We Work
Where We Are

It’s about substance without pretense. Not a sense of place, but an actual place. A character you won’t instantly recognize, but is as hard and beautiful as reality itself.

We work in offices, hallways and meeting rooms, but also beyond traditional workspaces: in courtyards, cafes and gyms. Space Craft is for those who know a building is more than walls and what happens between them is more than a job.

  • Fully renovated gym with fitness classes and onsite trainer
  • Family-run Italian deli serving fresh, handmade pastas
  • Many large common spaces throughout the site
  • Multiple outdoor workspaces and seating areas with distinctive, meditteranean-inspired landscaping


A shout among whispers

This is the very definition of hiding in plain sight. It looks at once out of place and completely in tune with its surroundings.

Named after the Bohemian spa town, Carlsbad conjures up that unconventional, artistic spirit — yet nothing in this southern Californian haven is quite as unconventional as Space Craft.
It is about as far out as you can get while remaining a short trip from everything you want and need.

  • A national hub for high-tech, action sports, clean tech, med-device, and golf businesses
  • Directly accessible from Palomar Airport Road, the region’s main thoroughfare
  • Minutes from Interstate 5 and the Coast Highway
  • Across the street from McClellan-Palomar Airport
  • Near high end restaurants, quick stop eateries, retail and some of Carlsbad’s finest hotels and resorts



SteelWave is a full-service commercial, multifamily and mixed-use real estate management, operating company and investment management firm. SteelWave and its predecessor companies, Legacy Partners Commercial and Lincoln Property West, have been active in commercial real estate for over 45 years. We’ve built a reputation for successful execution by sourcing sound investments in our 6 key markets: Northern California, Southern California, Denver, Seattle, Portland and Texas. As a vertically integrated leader in the industry, we source, entitle, design, finance, develop, renovate, lease, manage and sell real estate investments on behalf of many well-known institutional clients.

Angelo Gordon

We are a leading, privately-held alternative investment firm, managing approximately $32 billion across a broad range of credit and real estate strategies. For 30 years, we have been investing on behalf of pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and individuals. Over our entire history, Angelo Gordon’s investment approach has consistently relied on disciplined portfolio construction backed by rigorous research and a strong focus on capital preservation.

We are entrepreneurial and opportunistic. We have grown by pursuing strategies that complement and build on our core capabilities. We now have over 480 employees in offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Combining deep industry sector and market expertise with a collaborative, knowledge-sharing culture, we creatively seek out investment opportunities that allow us to exploit inefficiencies in global credit and real estate markets.

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. It is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit


Honored with the AIA NATIONAL FIRM AWARD in 2015, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (formerly Ehrlich Architects) is a versatile practice that has earned an international reputation for design excellence and an exemplary professional culture. Founded in 1979 as a tiny residential studio, the Los Angeles and San Francisco-based firm is a 40 member team that has mastered building types ranging in scale from houses to courthouses, including libraries, university centers, corporate and government facilities. EYRC Architects has been recognized with more than 150 awards including nine national AIA awards, and the title of AIA California Council Firm of the Year in 2003.


AVRP Skyport

AVRP Skyport develops innovative design solutions through a unique creative process that delivers memorable experiences of the built environment. Principals Douglas H. Austin, FAIA; Christopher T. Veum, Assoc. AIA, IIDA; Randy Robbins, AIA, LEED AP; Frank Wolden and Brian M. Koshley, AIA, bring award-winning experience that inspire their clients to think beyond traditional boundaries, delivering projects that put community first.



2051 Palomar Airport Rd
San Diego, CA

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