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Parking Structure #1 & Police Substation


​Project Delivery Method:
Project Budget:
Construction Duration:
Funding Source:
$16.0 million
2010 - 2011
Proposition N
The Miramar College Police Station includes a spacious reception area, conference room, offices, and a secure suspect processing area. These spaces are organized along the building’s perimeter to provide for a welcoming and well-lit area maximizing natural daylight. The station is attached to the campus side (west side) of the parking structure, creating strong visual integration of the new structure into the existing campus. The tower element provides clear visibility of the campus as well as future transit center, and enhances the sense of public safety. A terra cotta façade ties the new facility into the look and feel of existing buildings on campus. The three-story parking structure provides 815 parking spaces.
The project obtained  a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification – the highest possible certification and the first Platinum project for a local community college.
Sustainable Features:
  • A green roof and green screen help insulate the building from high temperatures and heat gain. The attached vegetation absorbs storm water, reducing the need for complex and expensive drainage systems, and minimizing our impact on the local storm drain system.
  • The tower element serves as a solar chimney to create natural ventilation through the building. Louvers in the tower’s upper level allow warm air to rise by convection and escape to the outside. At the same time, cooler air is drawn in through vents on the lower level, replacing warm air with cooler air even after the sun has gone down.
  • Significant energy savings is achieved utilizing daylight harvesting. Main spaces are grouped along the building's perimeter; large windows and light shelves provide day-lighting for these spaces. Internal areas are day-lit through solar tubes that bring light down into the interior from the roof.

Project Team:

  • Architects: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Police Substation; International Parking Design, Parking Structure
  • General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Structural Engineer: Jessen-Wright Structural Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Randall Lamb
  • Civil Engineer: Burkett & Wong Engineers
  • Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: Shadpour Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Schmidt Design Group Inc.
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Charlotte Zolezzi, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Tricia Hendrickson, Gafcon, Inc.