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San Diego, CA

Project Size / Type
45,000SF T.I.


Alexandria Real Estate
Building Architect

DPR Construction
General Contractor

Optimer Pharmaceuticals - Tenant Improvement

Project Overview

Michael Wall Engineering provided power, lighting, and voice/data system designs for this 45,000SF 3-story laboratory and office corporate headquarters for Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. located in San Diego, CA. The project includes 12,000SF of research laboratory space for Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, and Biology investigation as well as 16,000SF of Class ‘A’ office space. A new 2000A 480Y/277V Main Electrical Service with a new 250kW diesel engine generator for standby power and a 20kVA UPS system were designed. Lighting systems include highly-efficient pendant linear T5 fluorescent fixtures in all lab and open office areas with task specific lighting in lab support and research areas. Decorative and architectural design elements were included as part of the lighting design for this building. Exterior architectural elements were illuminated to integrate and highlight the site with the adjacent biotechnical research park facilities. Automatic lighting controls were augmented with occupancy sensors and daylighting controls to maximize energy savings.