Minimizing aircraft noise from the nearby international airport was an important consideration for this project and one of the primary reasons why Tilt-Up was the optimal construction method. Further, the speed of construction, durability and low maintenance cost in a marine environment made the method an attractive choice for the owner.
Adjacent to a historic district of a former military base that is being redeveloped for private use, this Class A office facility needed to be compatible with the existing 1920s architecture. To ensure this goal was met, a design was developed that incorporated elements such as arches, inset balconies, trellis and clay roof tiles.
An acrylic coating was used to provide surface color and texture to the panels. The building is a light salmon color with gray accents on window reveals and sage green window mullions. Ceramic tile banding, arched windows, expressed columns with reveals, a wood trellis and the clay tile roof add architectural appeal to the facility while maintaining the area’s existing look.
San Diego, CA 92106
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