Johnson & Jennings General Contracting completed in January the build-out of Woodbury University, School of Architecture at 2212 Main St. in the Logan Heights community of San Diego.
The campus was born out of the former Gould Hardware building in Barrio Logan, just south of downtown San Diego. The 27,000-square-foot improvements included construction of two classrooms, a library, three large studio spaces, a model making shop, computer lab and faculty offices. Much of the 1960s vintage finishes were incorporated into the build-out.
The project team worked with Sempra Energy's (NYSE: SRE) Emerging Technologies program to implement several innovative energy conservation systems on the campus.
Ultra-high efficiency air conditioning units and agricultural shade cloth were utilized for glazing to ensure heat rejection. In addition, Global Positioning System-directed mirrored skylights were installed.
Woodbury University, School of Architecture
The project was overseen by Steven Shupp, project director for Cushman & Wakefield. Todd Rinehart and Catherine Herbst, of Rinehart Herbst, were project architects, with Monica Peralta of IR2 Interior Resource Inc. providing interior space consultation. Greg Dziewit was project manager for Johnson & Jennings, with Norm Testerman as superintendent.