LAW LIBRARY, CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
Location: San Diego, California
Owner: California Western School of Law
Architect: M.W. Steel Group, Inc., San Diego, CA, Mark Steele
General Contractor: Taylor Frager of California, San Diego, CA
CAA Project Manager: Graham C. Anderson/Christina Castro
Project Budget: $8,000,000.
Scope of Services: Total management of all aspects of design, permitting, bidding and construction administration from project inception through completion. CAA was engaged in 1997 as owner's Construction Manager to assist and spearhead the redevelopment of the California Western School of Law downtown campus. Phase I of this effort entailed the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art Law Library. This facility is a 50,000 SF, four-story, steel-framed building and was constructed with zero lot-line clearance on all four elevations. It houses book stack space for an eventual collection of 20,000 volumes, reading areas, study space, computer lab, and library administration. Full state-of-the-art wiring technology was installed throughout the building. This project was completed in December 1999 on schedule and under budget.