West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific announced October 17 that it has been awarded two major construction projects in San Diego. The company will furnish precast architectural cladding with pre-glazed panels for the new county courthouse; and precast architectural cladding and stairs for San Diego airport’s new parking and rent-a-car facility.

The $300 million, design-build courthouse project, will replace an existing 48-year-old building. The job will consolidate currently separated departments such as criminal trial, family and civic courts into one 22-story building, with 71 courtrooms. The project is proposed to fill a 200-ft-by-300-ft city block.

Redwood City, CA -based Rudolph & Sletten is the lead contractor for the courthouse and the Los Angeles office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is the designer. The Administrative Office of the Courts is serving as project owner. The 704,000 sq-ft project is estimated to complete in early 2017.

Clark's contract is for limestone-faced, pre-fabricated architectural precast concrete elements for the project, including walls, pre-glazed window panels, and fully-wrapped column covers. The massive new project will occupy a full city block, and will include the transformation of a brownfield lot into a new public park. All precast components will be manufactured in Clark Pacific’s Fontana, CA facility.

The new complex will boast a three-story lobby atrium that will connect via a pedestrian bridge to the city's Hall of Justice.

Don Clark, president of business development for Clark Pacific, said in press release that the architectural precast cladding is "an excellent choice to provide a durable, modern and beautiful structure that will meet the court’s needs."

The courthouse will be the largest project funded through Senate Bill 1407, which finances new and renovated court facilities using court user-fees rather than the state’s general fund.

The second San Diego project for Clark is a $316 million parking and rental car facility for the city’s airport. This job will be delivered by the Austin/Sundt joint venture, which is comprised of Phoenix, AZ-based Sundt, and Dallas, TX-based Austin Commercial. The JV will serve as construction manager-at-risk on the job.

Damattei Wong Architecture of San Francisco is the designer and San Diego-based Simon Wong Engineering is providing engineering services.

The two million sq-ft project will house 5,000 parking stalls and will serve as a central location for 12 rental car customers, with one consolidated airport shuttle serving the new facility, which is to be located on the north side of Lindbergh Field. Project officials say the structure will dramatically reduce rental car traffic on the airport's main thoroughfare, Harbor Drive, and will relieve congestion around the airport itself.

The project will also include a customer service building, a quick-turn-around car prep facility, and a 5,000-car ready/return area. This project is the first major component of the airport’s long-range plan to reduce airport traffic congestion and bring passengers closer to Interstate 5 and commuter rail lines.

Clark Pacific’s contract includes the manufacturing and installation of precast architectural concrete cladding and stairways for the structure.