Legacy International Center
San Diego
Award of Merit

Owner: Morris Cerullo Legacy Center Foundation LLC
Lead Design Firm/Architect: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Civil Engineer: Project Design Consultants
Structural Engineer: KPFF San Diego
MEP Engineer: McParlane & Associates
Subcontractors: Pacific Southwest Structures Inc.; Kleinfelder; Walker Parking; Eilar & Associates; The Sextant Group; A.O. Reed & Co.; FBA Engineering; FBA Engineering; landLAB; PDC; Butsko; California Sheet Metal

Once a hodgepodge of retail and lodging, the center now features a five-story hotel and spa, a pavilion with a theater, a museum, a welcome center with an interactive 18-ft 3D globe and domed motion theater. Other unique attractions include a replica of the Wailing Wall, catacombs, retail space and an outdoor amphitheater. The welcome center’s distinguishing feature is its stone facade, which called for a nonrecurring stone pattern. The team found a quarry in Jerusalem to produce both the one-of-a-kind, outsized panels and the more traditional, repeating tiles that occur elsewhere on campus. The result was a mechanically fastened stone facade with more than 100 unique shapes.

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