625 Broadway, The Torbatti Building

625 Broadway, The Torbatti Building

San Diego, CA

Hammer Ventures

233,475 SF

• Mechanical Engineering
• Plumbing Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Fire Alarm
• Site Investigations
• Energy Analysis/Modeling
• Equipment Selection/Optimization
• Emergency Systems
• Life Safety Systems
• Lighting and Power Systems
• EBuilding Automation Systems
• Title 24 Energy Conservation


Office to Residence Conversion

This project involved the office to residence conversion of the historical 625 Broadway building built in 1928 by sugar mogul, John D. Spreckels. This building was the first of its kind in downtown San Diego and was designated as a historical landmark by the San Diego Historical Society in 1983. The building is a 14-story mixed use, high rise residential building including retail and entertainment functions at Level 1, 200+ apartments above, an adjacent 376 space, and a 5-story parking structure. The project required extensive coordination with development services, fire/life safety and water and wastewater. Code updates to ‘R’ occupancy.

Design Included:
• Conversion of electrical power distribution from all commercial to residential with commercial
• Electrical meter room layout for 230 residential meters
• Energy efficient LED lights throughout common areas and residential units
• Common areas (stairs/corridors) lighting designed with motion sensors
• Exit and egress lighting powered from an alternate power source, emergency engine-generator
• Building security access control system
• Fire detection and alarm up-grade
• Four pipe fan coil units to all new residential and commercial units
• Heating hot water boiler system/chilled water system upgrades
• New domestic cold water supply system
• New domestic hot water system