La Jolla, CA

University of California San Diego Franklin Antonio Hall

This academic building features the latest electrical technology to facilitate learning and research for a more sustainable future.

Aerial view of the Franklin Antonio Hall

Value Delivered

The Franklin Antonio Hall project is a 200,000 square foot design-assist research building for the university’s Engineering Program. The five-story building provides the Jacobs School of Engineering with additional conference rooms, auditorium, public space, collaborative research space, in addition to education and industry interaction space.

As a design-assist partner, Dynalectric collaborated with the owner and trade partners to help ensure the project’s electrical requirements reduced overall energy use and met the LEED Gold certification. Examples that demonstrate this effort are the 20,000 square foot photovoltaic system that accounts for 20 percent of the building’s total energy consumption, and a lighting system that restricts power to help minimize energy and optimize power density value that is 20 percent less than allowed by the 2016 California Energy Code.

Client Objectives

The client wanted to design a cutting-edge, collaborative research facility which explores and addresses worldwide issues, such as chip technology, renewable energy, wearable sensors, health and medicine, robotics, digital privacy and security, and artificial intelligence.


Our goal was to deliver an electrical system that was flexible, sustainable, and dependable with capacity for future changes and growth. With this in mind, we provided design and installation of the following: 

  • Electrical power
  • 750-kilowatt generator and emergency power system
  • Telecommunications and data
  • Lighting (interior, exterior, and site)
  • Access controls and card readers
  • Audio/visual conduit rough-in
  • Turnkey emergency responder radio communication system (ERRCS), bi-directional antenna system (DAS), and photovoltaic system

Client Background

The University of California San Diego is a leading research university with an enrollment of more than 40,000 students.