W Hotel

W Hotel

Bringing Energy and Creativity to Downtown San Diego: Engineering a hotel with dynamic social spaces

DCI Engineers provided structural design for this unique 187,000-sf luxury hotel.  The hotel features fully wired event and meeting rooms, as well as an attached restaurant, lounge and rooftop Beach Bar that were incorporated into the adjacent 100-year Old Columbia Square building.

Project Highlights

  • Includes 261 luxury hotel rooms.
  • Contains 19 stories above-grade, along with three below-grade parking levels, and a swimming pool located on the second floor.
  • Constructed using post-tensioned concrete construction over concrete columns for all elevated slabs. 
  • The foundation is conventional spread footings and the lowest parking level is constructed below the water table and designed to resist hydrostatic uplift pressures.
  • Perimeter ductile concrete moment frames provide the lateral force resisting system.
Location: 
San Diego, California
Square Feet: 
187,000-SF
Stories: 
22
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Hospitality & Gaming

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