SDCCD, Miramar College
Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation and Technology Center
San Diego, CA
The Miramar College Campus first opened in 1969 as a training facility for local law and safety personnel. The campus has seen major expansions and development over the past few years and continues to grow. One important program is the Automotive Technology Program, which provides education and hands-on training to individuals planning to join the automotive industry. As a part of the master plan, the District planned for the design of a new technology center to support this program and Syska was contracted as part of the design team to provide engineering services.
The new center provides three new buildings, including classrooms, shops and a dyno building to test the performance of vehicles. Syska's engineers designed plans to remove existing power and lighting situated on the building site to make room for new, high efficiency systems. Plans for the project include a photovoltaic system capable of generating 50kw and extensive daylighting. These key elements will support the project achieving LEED Silver status.
The design team will utilize Revit MEP and Navisworks to support clash detection and improved discipline coordination throughout all phases of design.