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Irwin Mark and Joan Klein Jacobs Engineering Hall

Irwin Mark and Joan Klein Jacobs Engineering Hall

About named building

Located in Warren College, Jacobs Hall provides space for UC San Diego’s ECE, nano-engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering departments, as well as the Institute of Engineering and Medicine. The Jacobs Hall is an 8-story laboratory and research building with an assignable area of 134,366 square feet, and was first occupied in August of 1988. Construction of the facility was funded in part by the generosity of Irwin and Joan Jacobs. Irwin Jacobs served on the UCSD engineering faculty from 1966 to 1972 and played a crucial role in building the university’s electrical engineering program. Jacobs is also the co-founder and chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated and a leading pioneer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, the most advanced voice and data wireless communications technology to date.


Naming Type: Donor
Building Location: Warren College
Date Constructed: January 1, 1988
Predominant Use: Laboratory/Research
Floors or Levels: 8 Floors
Other Names:

Irwin Mark and Joan Klein Jacobs Engineering Hall
Engineering Building Unit I


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