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San Diego Central Library

San Diego Central Library


Location
San Diego, California

Owner
City of San Diego

Size
500,000 SF

Services
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Plumbing Engineering
• Technology
• Lighting & Controls
• Fire Alarm
• Construction Administration
Awards

• 2014 Project of the Year -
  Sustainable/Green Buildings
   - American Public Works Association      (APWA)

• 2014 National Award - Library   Dome
   - American Institute of Steel
     Construction (AISC)

• 2014 Outstanding Award in
  Architectural Engineering
  - American Society of Civil
    Engineers(ASCE)

• 2014 Best of the Best Building
  Construction – Public Works
   - The Associated General Contractors of
     America (AGCA)

• 2013 Best in Show “Wow!”
  Award
   - American Society of Concrete
     Contractors (ASCC)


Eye-catching and functional!

The iconic San Diego Central Library is a massive 1-1/2 city block, 10 story tall structure in the heart of San Diego. Some of the features include a 3 story grand entrance lobby, a state of the art performing arts auditorium, an acoustically balanced sound system, a listening loop for hearing impaired, and robotic cameras to record and broadcast throughout the library and online. The building also boasts a daylight harvesting design with continuous dimming that adjusts to the amount of natural light in the space. Patrons are able to enjoy free WiFi , a garden courtyard, and lots of tech and video gadgets throughout the library.

Design Included:
• General power and lighting
• New service section
• Site lighting
• 1.5 MW diesel generator
• Emergency egress and general facility lighting
• Short circuit calculations
• Exterior and interior lighting photometric calculations