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PROJECT lighting The San Diego County administrative center, dedicated by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, has finally lived up to the vision of several master plans. Jewel Of The Bay Historic San Diego County administrative building finally looks out on new 12-acre public waterfront park. T he San Diego County Administration Center, dedicat- unobtrusively enhance walkways and pedestrian gathering areas ed by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, has finally throughout the grounds. lived up to the vision of the original 1908 blueprint and subsequent master plans. Thirteen low-scale architectural electric-utility bollards were installed at strategic locations in the park. They are equipped with multiple electrical convenience outlets, which provide auxiliary power outlets for events. Seventy pole-mounted luminaires enhance evening experiences for visitors with softly diffused illumination, without be- Landscape architects were able to triple the size of the public coming focal points themselves. Long-life ceramic metal-halide grounds by replacing two long-standing surface parking lots with lamps deliver glare-free indirect lighting with a pleasant, warm one underground parking structure, compatible with the new de- color temperature and CRI. These luminaires line granite walk- sign of the larger site. With open space greatly expanded, plazas, ways along the fountains, as well as along meandering trails promenades, civic greens, themed gardens, and children's play throughout the park. They link the children's play areas, themed areas were incorporated into a new master plan. An interactive, formal gardens, and picnic areas. colorfully illuminated day/night fountain is a focal point of the Designed with the community in mind, layout of this park. New architecturally designed indirect lighting was added to $50-million, 12-acre park was configured to accommodate JAN/FEB 2016 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE 41

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture January/February 2016

The Architects
Healthcare Design: Back to Nature
Missoula Aquifer Cools Cancer Center
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Reclaiming The Industrial Past
Interiors Products
Exterior Provides Complete System
Exteriors Products
Plant Gears Up With Skylights
Windows & Doors Products
Jewel Of The Bay
Lighting & Electrical Products
The Whitney Is Wired For Sound, Video
Building Technology Products

Commercial Architecture January/February 2016