|Location:||San Diego, CA||Category:||Military/Government, Public/Private, Residential|
|Cost:||260,000,000 USD||Size:||1,200,000 SF|
|Owner:||Pacific Beacon, LLC||Completed:||2009|
|Architect:||Torti Gallas and Partners|
Pacific Beacon is a high-density residential community for unaccompanied sailors living on Naval Base San Diego. The project, a design-build public/private partnership between the U.S. Navy and Clark Realty Capital, includes three 18-story residential buildings, a four-story parking garage, and ample outdoor recreation and social areas. Pacific Beacon provides 941 two-bedroom housing units with two master bedrooms, two bathrooms, two walk-in closets, and a private study area. The community was planned and constructed with a level of luxury that rivals any private area residence.
Working with Clark Realty Capital, Clark Construction Group completed the 1.2 million square-foot Pacific Beacon project three months ahead of schedule. The design-build team relied on innovation, thorough preplanning, and close coordination with subcontractors to finish the project to the owner’s satisfaction.
A significant value engineering exercise, led by the design-build team, resulted in more than $8 million in savings to the project budget. Throughout construction, the Clark team was mindful of the owner’s needs, the expedited construction schedule, and the project’s best interests.
Completed 99 days ahead of schedule, Pacific Beacon:
- is the Navy’s first Public/Private Venture Partnership program design-build project for military unaccompanied sailors;
- rivals the luxury, comfort, and amenities of any privately-owned area residence;
- meets and exceeds the military’s anti-terrorism/force protections standards and sustainability requirements;
- meets California state building codes, in addition to military standards;
- was constructed and inspected using innovative and time-saving methods including a rolling punch list and color-coded graphic schedules
The construction of Pacific Beacon was a great benefit to the local San Diego community and economy. The Clark team participated in numerous community service and philanthropic efforts during construction. High school and college students took part in mentorship programs with project team members; some college-level students were hired as summer interns. Ultimately, Pacific Beacon created thousands of jobs and poured more than $320 million into the local economy through building contracts, vendors, services, and supplies.
- National Design-Build Award (Design-Build Institute of America)
- Build San Diego Award - Unique Special Project Category
- CMAA San Diego Project Achievement Award - New Building Over $25 Million
- Clark Completes Pacific Beacon Residential Complex at Naval Base San Diego (04/06/2009) – view