San Diego Business Journal

What: Cal State San Marcos Parking Structure 1.

Interesting Aspects: The 487,000-square-foot structure will feature six levels of cast-in-place concrete decks to accommodate 1,600-plus parking spaces. The facade will consist of painted concrete columns and upturned beams, with stainless steel mesh and pre-cast concrete wall panels infilling select bays. Two sections of a prefabricated, 250-foot pedestrian bridge will be installed from the roof deck to an adjacent pedestrian walkway.

Developer/Owner: Cal State San Marcos.

Financing: Public.

Designers: Design partners include: RJC Architects, architectural partner; DCI Engineers, structural engineer; Flores Lund Consultants, civil engineer; Graelic, parking consultant; and Michael Wall Engineering, electrical engineer.

General contractor: PCL Construction Services.

Major subcontractors: Dynalectric, design-build electrical contractor.

Start date: December 2008.

Completion date: July 2010.

Building cost: N/A.

Project cost: $25.5 million.

Square footage: 498,000 square feet.

, Compiled by Andrew Schweizer

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