Bomel completes design-build parking complex at U.C. San Diego
The $24-million facility, which fits into a canyon setting on the university’s East Campus, includes 1,200 stalls in two adjoining garages and a soccer field on a top level.
General contractor Bomel Construction and architecture firm International Parking Design have completed construction on a 1,200-stall, 500,000-sq.-ft. parking structure complex that recently opened to serve the Thornton Hospital Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego’s East Campus in La Jolla.
The Bomel-IPD team developed a plan to build two adjoining structures, instead of the owner’s original plan to erect one, and overcame an assortment of pesky construction challenges to complete the $24 million project on time and within budget.
The project’s pre-existing conditions included a sloping canyon site, unforgiving soil, a proposed adjacent soccer/athletic field and a desire to keep a low profile in a scenic and ecologically sensitive area. BD+C
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