Posted: August 10, 2022 | Projects
This 48,368-square-foot academic building has achieved LEED Platinum, the highest certification awarded by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council. The ground level features Classrooms, Suite for the Office of the Dean, the Visual & Public Art Gallery, an Anthropology & Archaeology Display, the RND Amphitheater, gender-neutral restrooms, and a family restroom. On the second level, departments have a mix of faculty offices, specialized instructional spaces, and support space arranged in clusters for ease of access between students and faculty. The departmental clusters are woven together by a series of shared spaces in the form of conference rooms, faculty and staff workrooms, and widened corridors with seating. These features create c ollaborative zones throughout the building to spark moments of interdisciplinary synergy.
Posted: August 3, 2022 | Projects
This interior renovation of a charming, century-old, 1,767-square-foot home presented many challenges, including the fact that none of the walls were plumb or level. The home’s interior needed to be completely gutted and the exterior’s windows, back porch, and doors needed to be addressed. New electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling was installed, along with new drywall and insulation. The home’s original hardwood floors were repaired and refinished, bringing them back to their original beauty in the living and dining rooms, hallways, and four bedrooms. New built-ins were installed in the living and dining rooms, along with new basement stairs.
Posted: July 27, 2022 | Projects
This project is a 17,062-square-foot three-story mixed use office building. It was built on a small, half-acre footprint and was designed with the first floor for tenant retail, the second floor for tenant offices, and the third floor for the client’s offices. Designed, developed, and built as design-build, it features a contemporary style, with masonry, steel, and glass.
Posted: July 20, 2022 | Projects
The 134,773-square-foot Extended Learning Building at California State University, San Marcos, is a comprehensive education center designed to bridge disciplines and inspire innovation. The facility includes 19 new classroom and lab spaces equipped with technology-rich features such as 4K projectors and mobile instructor stations with touchscreen displays and digital pens for annotation. Open floor plans with flexible configurations not only encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration but enable the programs in the building to meet the educational needs of an expanding campus and community for many years. In the ELB, a third of the global suite space is designed as an open lounge for international and domestic students to connect and it is fully equipped with couches, computer workstations and moveable tables and chairs. In addition, global education and ALCI staff, until recently located in three separate buildings, are now just steps from each other, making it easier to collaborate on new directions for their programs.
Posted: July 12, 2022 | Projects
Although this 90-year-old office building was still structurally sound, it needed to be completely stripped down to its shell to accomplish the needs of its current owner. The 16,502-square-foot office addition/renovation included completely new mechanical, electrical, data, plumbing, and lighting systems, as well as a new roof, windows, thermal envelope, interior framing, and finishes. The site also required a complete makeover in order to meet the city's storm water management requirements, to create a new entrance marquee to the public street, and to provide off-street parking.