Southland Industries Awarded America Center Phase II

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 16:30

Garden Grove, CA

Southland Engineering, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded the America Center Phase II project in San Jose, California.  In addition to Southland’s full MEP design team, the project includes Lusardi Construction and Large Architecture.

Totaling 462,000 square feet, the project will include two six-story commercial office buildings, a four-story parking structure, an amenity building, and sports court. Once completed, the facility will feature a café, fitness center, and communal outdoor work areas. 

With a floor to ceiling glass building envelope design, the facility’s high wall to window ratio created challenges in meeting and proving compliance with the efficiency requirements of the new Title 24 California Energy Code. In order to allow the owner to keep the building’s architectural design intact, Southland’s MEP design required an innovative approach. By designing a cost-effective HVAC system solution and proving code compliance through performance based analysis and energy modeling, Southland’s design team was able to creatively overcome such technical challenges.

With a goal of LEED Silver certification, the project‘s design phase began in August 2015. Construction is expected to commence in November 2015, and overall project completion is anticipated by December 2016. 

About Southland Engineering

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Engineering is a fully integrated engineering services provider offering complementary services and capabilities in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation systems engineering. Southland Engineering’s in-house resources utilize the latest technology and industry tools to deliver innovative yet practical solutions and award-winning projects that enhance the indoor environment, improve the safety and performance of facilities, and ensure dependable results for years to come.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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