San Diego Bayfront SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn
The North Embarcadero's dual-branded 253-key Marriott SpringHill Suites and 147-key Residence Inn (known as BRIC Phase 1) answers San Diego's demand for select-service hotels with a higher quality aesthetic. A destination in itself located next to the USS Midway Museum, the hotel holds 27,000 sf of retail space, and floor-to-ceiling windows for each guest that open to outstanding bay views. Integrated Design Engineers also provided engineering and drafting services for the substructure of the three-story, $1M public art commission titled “Ripples” by artist David Franklin. The sculpture is made of 643 aluminum fins individually cut and assembled to resemble patterns on maritime tide charts.
As engineer of record, idE designed the building's floor framing using a post-tensioned concrete structural system supported on concrete columns and shear walls. Given the site's waterfront location, a pile foundation was used to bridge the liquefiable soil below the building.
Owner: Lane Field North LLC
Operator: Marriott Springhill Suites & Residence Inn
Architect: John Portman & Associates
Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction
Location: San Diego, California
Lodging Magazine, "A Defining Moment in the Design of Select-Service"
Building Design + Construction Magazine, "Sensible Sustainability: The New Standard for Hotels"
The San Diego Union Tribune, "Lane Field Hotels Open With 'Cheery Yellow' Flourish"