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Project

San Diego Central Library

The City of San Diego’s new central library serves as the center of its 35-branch library system.

Project Details

Project Partners
Tucker Sadler / Rob Wellington Quigley Joint Venture
Owner
City of San Diego
Location
San Diego, California
Completion Date
Area
300,000 ft²
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Overview

The City of San Diego’s new central library serves as the center of its 35-branch library system. The facility houses a 350-seat auditorium, a 400-seat multipurpose room and a charter school servicing 400 students. The structure features an expressive domed roof and various forms of aluminum-framed curtain walls and windows.

We provided BIM and facade engineering services to the curtain wall contractor during the construction phase for the library, which is also targeting LEED Silver certification.

Highlights

  • We provided independent BIM services in accordance with the general contractor’s clash detection requirements. The importance of this work related primarily to the façade’s geometric complexity and the coordination of trades.
  • Using Revit, we created building information models from the contractor’s shop drawings that were then used for clash detection within the context of other project models.