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Hourglass Park Field House


Project Delivery Method:
Project Budget:
Construction Duration:
Funding Source​:
$22.3 million
2007 - 2009
Proposition S
The Hourglass Park Field House is a joint use project with the City of San Diego. This state-of-the-art, fully-equipped facility provides a gymnasium, fitness center, classrooms, dance rooms, lecture rooms, office space, laundry areas, multi-purpose areas and a concession stand. It is the third phase of a 32-acre complex that includes a three-pool aquatics center and multi-sport ball fields. The facilities serve college students through athletics and instructional program offerings and area residents through Park & Recreation activities. The project has received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Sustainable Features:
  • High energy performance of the building envelope and HVAC elements by adding additional insulation at roofs and walls, adding lighting occupancy sensors, and air handlers for the HVAC units that utilize cool morning and evening outside air.
  • High-efficiency irrigation system uses reclaimed water to support drought-tolerant landscaping. Combined with waterless and low-flow plumbing fixtures, the Field House saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water compared to a typically-built project.
  • Extensive (20%) use of recycled materials, including high level of post-consumer materials in steel elements and recycled tires in rubber gymnasium flooring.
  • Over 50% of wood on the project is certified by the Forestry Steward Council as responsibly harvested.
  • Non-heat absorbing roofing materials help mitigate “heat islands.”
  • Indoor air quality maximized by the use of materials with low chemical content, and increased outside air ventilation.

Project Team:

  • Architect: Carrier Johnson
  • Construction Manager: Swinerton Builders
  • General Contractor: C.W. Driver
  • Mechanical Engineer: James Mann Associates
  • Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Burkett & Wong
  • Landscape Architect: Howard Associates
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Tyler Campbell, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Tricia Hendrickson, Gafcon, Inc.