This 21,000-square-foot addition to the Museum of Art in Oceanside was constructed between the existing building and an operating fire hall. It consisted of one level below grade and two levels above. The basement level contains the carpentry shop, exhibition design, and numerous storage rooms. The ground level has a gallery, lobby, and exterior courtyard. Level two also has a gallery, boardroom, and directors’ offices.
The project scope included utility relocations that needed to occur before the site could be excavated. The client’s project manager produced the drawings, and PCL helped finalize and coordinate all the relocations. Outages and tie-ins were scheduled with the utility company, neighbors, and the City of Oceanside. The client’s project manager and PCL’s superintendent walked the job daily, always noting and immediately correcting any discrepancies. This resulted in a very small punch list at the end of the project.