Thursday, May 5, 2011

McCarthy Begins Construction for New $456 Million Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and Central Energy Plant in La Jolla, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (, one of the nation’s leading healthcare builders, has construction under way for the new 383,000-square-foot Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot Central Energy Plant  (top left photo)on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, located at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla, Calif. 

Construction completion is targeted for January 2015, with an anticipated tenant move-in date of April 2015.

Scripps Health retained McCarthy as the design-assist general contractor in early 2009 and, since then, the firm has been working on preconstruction for the new $456 million facility.  Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is serving as the construction management firm on behalf of Scripps Health.  HOK Architects is the project architect.

 “We’re privileged to partner with recognized healthcare facility specialists like McCarthy and HOK to build this innovative, patient-centric facility,” said Rich McMahon, executive construction manager for Jacobs.

 “We’re looking forward to delivering a facility that reflects the most advanced healthcare design principles, while serving as a model for specialized heart care facilities across the country.”

The Scripps Cardiovascular Institute is the first of three new towers planned at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus (lower right photo) as part of its 25-year master plan, unveiled in November 2010. 

 The new towers, which will eventually replace the existing hospital, will meet state earthquake safety mandates, while forming the most comprehensive medical campus in the region. The campus also will include research and graduate medical education facilities, an outpatient treatment center and medical offices.
 More information about the company is available online at

Bonnie Kutch,, Kutch & Company, Phone: (619) 299-1010,
Susan Garritano,, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Phone: (314) 968-3300

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