Officially renamed the Woltman Family College Building, this charming, 4-story, 42,080 SF locally recognized Historical Building was originally built in 1926 to support Scripps Hospitals growing need for nurses. It served as the College of Nursing until the 1970’s.

Dempsey Construction was chosen to transform and revive this Historical Building, enabling it to be represented as a premier San Diego Landmark.

The project consisted of two phases; Phase 1 focused on the restoration of the exterior façade, bringing a new enhanced look to existing finishes while staying true to the original character of the building. This work included restoration of original, double hung wood windows, original wood doors, ornamental precast concrete panels, restoration and installation of authentic clay roof tiles, structural retrofit of existing roof framing, plaster of deteriorated areas and painting of the entire building exterior with colors matched to the original shades.

Phase 2 required a complete buildout of the interior, as well as site improvements. This scope consisted of installation of a new elevator, new MEP systems and finishing of all new and existing finishes, serving the building appropriately for its new intended use. This building is vital for the success of the new cancer center adjacent to the property.

With restoration complete, The Woltman Family College Building at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego has opened its doors for cancer support services for patients and families. Services offered here include patient navigation, pastoral counseling, family consultation, fitness classes, yoga, meditation, a patient resource library, a wig boutique and more.

Location: San Diego

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