SDA SAN DIEGO ANNUAL PROJECT SITE TOUR RECAP
Project Site: San Diego Central Library
SDA Member firm, Rob Wellington Quigley Architects teamed with Tucker Sadler Architects to design the long-awaited New Central Library. SDA San Diego hosted a tour of the almost completed library on March 14th, 2013. The tour was presented by members of the construction team, Turner Construction. The new San Diego Central Library, designed for LEED Silver certification, is a nine-story archive of flexible space replete with public amenities. Topping the structure is a great, airy, reading room shaded by a latticework dome. Bay view terraces, roof gardens, an auditorium, a café, and a regional art gallery also invite the public in. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 28, 2010. The New Central Library is scheduled to open in 2013.
For more information on this great project, see Quigley’s site, as well as the main library informational website: http://www.supportmylibrary.org/centrallibrary/centralnews
SAN DIEGO COUNTY OPERATIONS CENTER SITE TOUR RECAP
Project Site: San Diego County Operations Center
SDA Member firm, RJC Architects, hosted a site tour this summer led by Project Manager, Brian Schmitt, of the new San Diego County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa – the largest capital facilities project in the history of the region! Brian conducted a tour of the construction site for Buildings 203 and 204—pursuing LEED Gold—and the Conference Center, which is pursuing LEED Platinum.
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