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Construction Completed On Expansion Of San Diego Convention Center

Construction has been completed on the $216 million, 864,000-square-foot San Diego Convention Center expansion at 111 West Harbor Drive along downtown San Diego's waterfront. The expansion effectively doubles the size of the total convention facility. The city of San Diego is the owner and developer with Jon Dunchack as the project manager. Turner Construction was the construction manager with Ron Rudolph as project director.

Complete architectural design services were provided by Tucker Sadler Noble Castro Architects of San Diego, in collaboration with HNTB Architects of Boston and Los Angeles. Hal Sadler was principal-in-charge for the local architect with Arturo Castro the managing principal-in-charge, Ernie Justiniano the senior project architect and Rey Caballes the project architect. Don Grinberg was HNTB's project director for design, with Michael Fountain as senior project architect and Lucky Ebeigbe for construction management. Parterre was the plaza landscape architect and Estrada Land Planning was the architect for the building and Harbor Drive landscaping.

Engineering consultants included Wenzler Kelly Consulting Engineers for civil, Martin, Dhow & Nakabora for structural, and Syska & Hennessey for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Other consultants included Urban Systems Associates for traffic, TMAD Engineers for telecommunications, Wieber Nelson Design for environmental graphics, Shen, Milsom, Wilke & Paoletti Associates for acoustics, Hesselberg, Keese & Associates for vertical transportation, The Schatz Consulting Group for finish hardware and CRC Consulting Group for roofing.

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