University of California San Diego Franklin Antonio Hall

Coffman provided structural and fire protection engineering for the new engineering interdisciplinary building for the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The project will be a cast-in-place concrete four story building over basement space providing a cutting-edge, flexible and collaborative environment. The building will be approximately 200,000 sf of innovative cross-disciplinary research space housing new classrooms, an auditorium, research space, core facilities, a café, and support space. Fire protection engineering services include fire sprinkler engineering as well as the conceptual design of the smoke control system that protects the four story atrium. The system uses mechanical exhaust in conjunction with natural and mechanical makeup air. Sprinkler consulting was provided to permit glass boundaries where the atrium separation also served as a control area boundary.


  • Education


  • Structural Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering