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San Diego, CA

Project Size / Type
170,000SF Renovation


Nadel Architects

Legacy Building Services
General Contractor

Electrical Contractor

Awards & Recognition
"Redevelopment Award of Merit” California Construction Magazine

Liberty Station Marketplace

Project Overview

Michael Wall Engineering produced electrical construction documents for the 15-acre, 170,000SF retail marketplace that incorporates the $54 million renovation and re-use of seven (7) historical structures. These buildings were originally constructed in the 1920s as a part of the Naval Training Center, Point Loma. Tenant spaces include 9 restaurants, 11 retail outlets, 8 office spaces, and a 6,200SF historic chapel.  All tenant spaces required main service entrances, data outlets, switchgear, thematic site lighting and power design. Existing recruit training equipment storage rooms were repurposed to house electrical switchboards with abandoned steam pipe system access points utilized as electrical service pathways.  Exterior closets were outfitted and used as telephone, data, and cable TV points of entry.  The historic chapel was updated to comply with current building codes, with the inclusion of energy efficient lighting and control systems.  On the site, many existing walkways and viewpoints were preserved, including the Promenade, and pathway lighting was added to enhance safety and security.  Specialized lighting design was provided honoring the rich history of this former Naval Training Center site. Many key features of the project’s Spanish Colonial Revival style were preserved and are highlighted with landscape, façade, and spot lighting.  Renovation and construction was completed in August 2007.