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The 41 Area at Camp Pendleton Design Build project included 16 structures, two parking garages, three bridges, miles of road and utility improvements in two separate geographical locations. 

Working with TranSystems and Vasquez Marshall to design the parking structures, Watry was able to develop a very cost effective design approach by utilizing the site’s existing topography. The Watry team achieved the cost effective approach by strategically using the existing slopes to provide on-grade ramping and minimizing the extent of excavation. As a result, the BEQ garage uses a 2-bay, 4-level park on ramping system. The ramp at ground level follows the existing slope to allow access to both the ground and second level of the garage. 

The RECON garage uses a 3-bay, 2-level system. It provides access to both levels through a pair of short ramps from the existing street. The 2 ramps, one to the upper level and one to the lower, maximize the structure’s efficiency. In addition to generating power, the upper level’s PV array provides shading for parked vehicles and contributed to the overall project's LEED Silver Certification.

The Finish Pallet or color scheme for the 2 garages was developed to fit within the context of the base. It utilizes a natural concrete finish and a split face CMU in natural earth tones to tie the garages to the rest of the surrounding buildings.

Project Details

  • Owner: NAVFAC
  • Design Architect: RECon: TranSystems, BEQ: Vasquez Marshall
  • Contractor: Webcor Builders/RA Burch
  • Project Status: RECon Completed 2013
  • Parking Stalls: 336
  • Levels: 2
  • Total Sq Ft: 99,990
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 340
  • Total Project Cost: $3,829,440
  • Per Stall Cost: $11,397
  • Project Status: Completed 2012
  • Parking Stalls: 347
  • Levels: 4
  • Total Sq Ft: 102,500
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 334
  • Total Project Cost: $3,663,197
  • Per Stall Cost: $10,556