#501 - 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3A8
San Diego, CA
Perkins & Company
The Grande in San Diego is a large landmark twin tower project in Downtown San Diego, close to San Diego Bay. The towers are distinctively triangular-shaped, 40 storeys tall, 400 ft. high, and constructed of reinforced concrete with post tensioning and with three levels of underground parking. Being in San Diego and near the bay, presented unique design engineering challenges. In addition to intense seismic challenges, site soil conditions are poor, with a high groundwater table and design water levels close to the ground surface. Significant effort and successful advancements were made in gaining approval from the San Diego Building Department for innovative structural design features.
The project was awarded the “Multi-Family Residential Award” by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).