Parish of St. Rafael|
11650 Iberia Place, #210, San Diego, CA 92128
Location: San Diego, California
Date Bid: Apr 2009 Construction Period: June 2009 to May
Total Square Feet: 24,276 Site: 1.25 acres. Number of
Building Size: Garage, 6,049; first floor, 6,311; second floor,
11,916; total, 24,276 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’4”; second floor, 21’8”; total,
Basic Construction Type: New/VA.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Stucco. Roof: Built-up, clay tile. Floors:
Concrete, precast. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: GNR Engineering, Inc. - 6130 Innovation Way,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
General Contractor: Davis & Adams Construction Inc. - 7986 Dagget
Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Mechanical Engineer: Merrick & Associates - 9606 Tierra Grande
Street, #206, San Diego, CA 92126
Electrical Engineer: Kruse & Associates - 12245 World Trade
Drive, #A, San Diego, CA 92128
Data Engineer: Johnson Consulting Engineers Inc. - 12875
Brookeprinter Place, #300, Poway, CA 92064
A successful Catholic parish in San Diego needed a new administration
building but had no room available on their campus. Addressing this
issue the parish purchased a vacant building pad located in the business
park on the other side of the property line.
The acquisition of the property also resulted in a reciprocal parking
agreement that allowed parishioners to park in the business park on the
weekends, and visitors to the business park were permitted to use the
parish's parking spaces during the week. With the acquisition completed
San Rafael embarked on a program to build a two-story facility that not
only had administrative offices but also had meeting rooms, a youth
center, and a multi-purpose room served by a small kitchen.
One of the many challenges was designing a building that was
architecturally compatible with the office buildings, hotel, medical
facility, and restaurants in the park, while simultaneously fitting in
with the aesthetic of the adjacent existing parish sanctuary. The
solution was to find a limited architectural vocabulary that was shared
by both properties that linked everything together. The connections were
further reinforced by taking down any fences and barriers between the
two properties, joining and re-organizing the two individual parking
lots into a single logical parking and circulation system, and finally
linking the new administration building with the parish sanctuary by
means of an attractively landscaped and lighted walkway.
On the technical side, the parish had a goal of minimizing energy and
maintenance costs. With incentives and assistance offered by San Diego
Gas & Electric, the design team was able to exceed the very stringent
California Title 24 energy code by 28% resulting in significant savings
without any real compromise to performance and comfort.
Stucco: Expo Stucco Gypsum: United States Gypsum
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Windows: Winco Skylights: Bristolite Lighting: Kim