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County of San Diego Operations Center

County of San Diego Operations Center
$600 Million 12-Building Campus Development

Michael Wall Engineering provided electrical construction documents and architectural lighting design services for this $600 million 1,300,000SF 12-building campus-style for the County of San Diego. The project was named by SDG&E as Energy Champion “Best New Building” and by California Center for Sustainable Energy as “Outstanding Governmental Building of the Year” and achieved LEED Platinum certification for the Conference Center and LEED Gold certification for the office buildings. The project achieved an average lighting power density of 38% below Title 24 requirements.

The 38-acre project was designed over an 11-year period and includes a 1200A 12kV SDG&E service, 5MW of paralleled emergency power generation, and four (4) SF6 gas switches. The development provides the County with 900,000SF office buildings,160,000SF crime lab, 120,000SF registrar building, 50,000SF fleet maintenance facility, 15,000SF conference center, 40,000GSF sheriff’s wireless and data services building along with 7,200GSF technology building, a central plant, and parking structure for 1,064 vehicles.


County of San Diego
Lowe Enterprises

San Diego

Project Type

$600 Million
1.3 Million SF
12 Buildings

Steinberg Hart (RJC Architects)
Suffolk Construction

Awards / Recognition

LEED Platinum

SDG&E Energy Champion/Best New Building

California Center for Sustainable Energy as “Outstanding Governmental Building of the Year”

People’s Choice Orchid Award, San Diego Architectural Foundation

Michael Wall Engineering has consistently provided the County of San Diego high-level engineering expertise and guidance on the County Operations Center (COC) project. This large multiphase public campus which includes not only office facilities but essential services is a multiple award winning project and SDG&E Energy Champion in part from the hard work from Michael Wall Engineering. This model development is admired and replicated by other agencies including the City of San Diego, US Navy and Counties throughout California.

— Suzanne Vigus Evans, RA, AIA / Project Manager-Architect  / County of San Diego

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