The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED Platinum Certification of the new 5,108-sf police substation at San Diego Miramar College. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. constructed the new police substation, together with the adjacent 270,000-sf, 828-space parking structure. Construction of the combined $17.9 million project was completed in late November on behalf of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). It is the first higher education facility in San Diego County to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the highest rating possible.
National architectural firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, with offices in San Diego, served as the architect for the police substation, and International Parking Design provided architectural services on the parking structure component. Jessen Wright Structural Engineers was the structural engineer; Randall Lamb Associates, electrical engineer; SC Engineers, mechanical engineer; and Burkett & Wong Engineers, civil engineer. Schmidt Design Group served as the landscape architect. Gafcon, Inc. serves as the program manager for the Propositions S and N construction bond program. BD+C