An existing glass-enclosed police memorial with underground lighting was refurbished and relocated. Crews built new housing for the memorial. Then, they disassembled the original and moved it. The operation was described as a delicate one.

The project features a "unique use of space" and provides the North Embarcadero neighborhood with a new "civic treasure," says one Best Projects judge.

Key Players

Contractor McCarthy Building Cos.

Owner County of San Diego

Lead Design Firm SGPA Architects

Engineers Nasland Engineering; Jessen-Wright; Sparling; Aquatic Design

Parking Architect International Parking Design Inc.

Landscape Architect Schmidt Design Group Inc.