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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.

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Location:
San Diego, California
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Square Feet:
187,000
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Stories:
22
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Hospitality & Gaming
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Masonry

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.

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