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Carlsbad, Calif., industrial complex opens


Shea Center Carlsbad, a 114,522-square-foot, Class-A industrial complex recently opened at 6131-6133 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, Calif., inside the master-planned community of Bressi Ranch.


San Diego-based Smith Consulting Architects performed the the design, entitlements, construction documents and construction administration  for the project on behalf of Shea Properties, with Shea’s Development Manager Steve Perales providing oversight.


Situated on an 8.27-acre lot, the new industrial facility encompasses two identical 57,261-square-foot buildings.  Each offers a high-bay warehouse comprising approximately 51,372 square feet of space, together with two-story move-in-ready office space.  Each building features four loading docks, three grade-level doors, 30-foot clear-height, ESFR sprinkler systems, 40-foot by 60-foot column spacing, and a 2.9/1,000-square-foot parking ratio.


Primary design goals were to maximize the floor area, and create an exterior design that is compatible with the upscale residential neighborhood across the street.  To achieve these goals, Smith Consulting Architects created visual interest with detailed entries and floor-to-ceiling glass to mitigate the project’s height.  In addition, all loading areas are hidden from public view.


Numerous cost-saving measures were also employed to deliver maximum design impact while meeting the $7.8 million project budget.  These included the use of tilt-up concrete frames, in lieu of conventional steel framing, to support the office curtain wall framing.  


Pete Bussett served as project executive for Smith Consulting Architects, with Gary Baker as project designer and Rick Cotton as project architect.  Katie Hale was the interior designer.


Project consultants included HTK Structural Engineering, Excel Engineering as civil engineer, MPE Consulting as electrical engineer, McParlane & Associates as mechanical engineer and Ridge Landscape Architects.  TFW Construction was the general contractor.


To date, 32,227 square feet of space has been leased in one of the two buildings.  Voit Commercial brokers Chuck and Erik McNary are handling leasing for Shea Center Carlsbad.



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