Pier 32 Marina on San Diego Bay
Located on San Diego Bay at the mouth of the Sweetwater Channel in National City, Pier 32 Marina is located six miles south of downtown San
Diego. This project has become an informal community center for National City, and is adjacent to a park. National City was once a working
wharf in the 1800's where ships would off load lumber, grain, honey, salt and many other items.
The project scope included the design of two main buildings linked with pedestrian bridges and a stair tower. These two buildings house
marina support spaces including locker rooms and showers, an exercise room, dry/heated storage, laundry facility, boater's lounge, community
conference room, large outdoor terrace, a pool, grocery/deli tenant space, and open office spaces for the marina management and other tenants.
Also included is a residential unit for rental, or to be used by the marina management. Lastly, there is even a putting green, and a large
multi-use outdoor viewing platform.
The design incorporates an authentic post-and-beam structural system with exposed columns and beams, wood decking at ceilings, and bolted
plate connections. The building's linear form is an extrusion of shed roofs with a raised clerestory roof monitor running through. Exterior
materials include durable cement-board siding at the lower story base and ship-lap cedar siding at the upper story. Sloped roofs utilize
standing-seam metal roofing panels. Interior spaces open up to the promenade and upper terrace with expansive operable overhead doors.