From hardware store to architecture school: Woodbury University's design campus open for business in San Diego
San Diego-based Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has completed the build-out of Woodbury University's School of Architecture building. The distinctive campus was born out of the former Gould Hardware building in Barrio Logan, just south of downtown San Diego. The 27,000-sf conversion project included construction of two classrooms, a library, three 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—which included project manager Cushman & Wakefield, architect Rinehart Herbst, and interior designer IR2 Interior Resource Inc., all local firms—worked closely with Sempra Energy's Emerging Technologies program to implement several innovative energy conservation systems, including GPS-directed mirrored skylights.