Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort – Montecito, CA

Portfolio | Hospitality

Located on 16 acres of prime oceanfront and bluff-top real estate, 27 structures were designed for this 163 key, five-star destination resort. Height restrictions drove the decision for two levels of post-tensioned slabs over the basement of the Manor House with wood framing used for the second floor guestrooms, Ambassador’s Suite, Presidential Suite, and full-service Spa. 84 keys are built with two-story Type V construction and 14 one-story Type V buildings fill the remainder of the bluff. Oceanfront Suites, Restaurant, and the private Miramar Club were constructed with a mixture of structural steel, metal decking with concrete fill, and Type V framing, all founded on 3’ and 5’ diameter Cement Deep Soil Mixed columns to prevent lateral spread, liquefaction, and settlement in the event of a large seismic event and the effects of 100-year flood levels of an adjacent creek as dictated by Coastal High Hazard Zone requirements. 500’ of boardwalk was built over the beach using Alaskan Yellow Cedar girders and Ipe decking supported by existing 90 year old wood piles that were fiber-reinforced, epoxy injected, and load-tested in place.

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