Miramar, California

Miramar National Cemetery, Phase 2 Expansion

Principal-in-Charge
Mitch Fortner, P.E.
Project Manager
Chris Basham, AIA
Project Location
San Diego, California
Project Owner
United States Veteran's Administration

KSA, as partners/sponsors with its SDVOSB teammate (DBC), is designing the $29M+ Phase 2 expansion of the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California. The expansion project is the first major expansion since the cemetery opened in 2010.  Based on the master plan update that KSA participated in, the Phase 2 expansion project will develop gravesite expansion on approximately 20 acres of land.  
 
We were responsible for complete site investigation and the performance of surveys and geotechnical investigations to support the design efforts of the team. The expansion of the Cemetery also includes additional cueing and expansion of the main entry into the facility which required close coordination with the City of San Diego for easements and right of way adjustments. Existing utility easements across the property had to be worked around. New roads and parking to accommodate access to the expansion areas were planned to support the next phase of expansion.

The architectural portion of the Phase 2 expansion included a major addition and upgrades to the existing Administration building, the design of a new 1200 square foot Honor Guard building, the addition of a mezzanine in the Maintenance Warehouse, the design and expansion of parking at both the Administration building and new Honor Guard Facility, and the design for a new covered vehicle parking structure.  KSA was responsible for architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, civil and security design requirements for this project. The project also designs security upgrades that were identified in the most recent vulnerability assessment study of the Miramar National Cemetery. Multiple options for designs were provided with cost estimates for each to afford the best solutions to the long range development of the cemetery.

KSA also performed HVAC studies to identify deficiencies with existing HVAC systems designing more energy efficient, effective and sustainable systems in all the existing facilities.  
 
KSA assisted in the development of the draft commissioning plan which initiates commissioning (the establishment and measurement of performance based standards for all engineered components associated with the expansion) – from drainage and roads to buildings and grounds.
 

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