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The Pyramid
Pyramid Annex
Rancho Santa Fe
Property Name : Miramar Metroplex - Office (Building A)
Address : 7310 Miramar Road
San Diego, California
Building Type : Class A Office Building; Built 1992; full renovation completed in 2010.
Building Size : 131,218 rentable square feet
Height : 6 Stories
Parking : Underground parking with elevator access; additional surface outdoor parking; with approximately 4 per 1,000 parking ratio.
HVAC System : Variable air volume HVAC system, Variable Frequency Drive and digitally controlled for separate heating and cooling zones.
Fire Protection    : 100% fully sprinklered.
Structure/grade with Foundation : Steel with column support.  5" reinforced concrete slab on concrete footings.
Walls : Exterior high performance putter green reflective glass over steel frame; interior of reflective glass; demising walls are drywall.
Floors :

Reinforced concrete slab on ground.  2nd through 6th floors are 3" lightweight concrete over 2", 18 gauge galvanized metal deck.

Site Description :

Unique "landmark" space frame/reflective glass architecture.  Grand entry from adjacent street level parking. Interior landscaped courtyard with hanging white dove sculpture. 

Elevators :

Three glass walled observation elevators.  Separate oversized
service elevator.  Elevator walls are 2-hour rated.

Miscellaneous : Truck service loading area.


The Building’s unique architecture makes it a recognizable San Diego landmark providing instant recognition. In addition to its design recognition, the Building sits on a high traffic corner, which provides maximum visibility. The property is centrally located on Miramar Road, in close proximity to I-15 and I-805 freeway access. There are many dining and retail establishments within walking distance of the Building.
The Building has recently undergone significant renovations, just completed in 2010, with a capital expenditure of approximately $2.5 million, to include:
New paint on exterior space frame of building.
Entirely new lobby design, including new slab of exposed aggregate, new landscaping in lobby, interior painting, installation of seating area, with new furniture, built in bar and bench seating, free T-1 speed Wi-Fi access, hanging sculpture designed and fabricated by artist Matt Devine to complement the open lobby area.
Extensive renovations to common areas, including total renovations for all restrooms; new tile for elevator lobbies of all floors and perimeter walkways.
Renovation of entire HVAC system to maximize energy efficiency, including:
Replace Building Automation System -- Install Honeywell’s Commercial Building System programmed to sequence chillers, control operation of chilled water pumps, heating hot water boiler, and operation of heating hot water pumps.
Chilled Water Pump Variable Frequency Drive Installed on Chilled Water Pumps with an estimated 33% energy savings.
Heating Hot Water Pump Variable Frequency Drive installed for additional energy savings;
Garage Exhaust Motor Variable Frequency Drive installed to underground parking exhaust fan for additional savings.
Alarm monitored CO detection sensors throughout the underground parking structure.
Electrical retrofit to energy efficient lighting.
New roof installed in 2008, upgraded in 2010.
New Key Fob security system for entrances, and elevators.
Secure, Card Reader Access Control gated underground parking.

Approved for office condominium use.