From hardware store to architecture school: Woodbury U. design campus open for business

January 21, 2009 |



Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has completed the build-out of Woodbury University, School of Architecture, located at 2212 Main Street in the Logan Heights community of San Diego, Calif.


The distinctive 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 closely with Sempra Energy’s 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.

The project was overseen by Steven Shupp, project director for Cushman & Wakefield. Todd Rinehart and Catherine Herbst of Rinehart Herbst served as project architects, with Monica Peralta of IR2 Interior Resource, Inc. providing interior space consultation. Greg Dziewit served as project manager for Johnson & Jennings, with Norm Testerman as project superintendent.







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