Civic & Cultural Project Experience
The new facility triples the space of its predecessors, while decreasing its overall footprint and adding highly sustainable site features.
The California Shakespeare Theater project included demolition of seven existing site structures and construction of a new 8,000- square-foot LEED Gold certified building. Environmentally sensitive, construction of the project is a slab on grade with wood framing, structural steel support, cast in place concrete walls, and a living roof. Excavation to the hillside at the site was performed to create space for the basement-level undercroft of the new building.
BKF was responsible for the civil engineering design for the LEED Silver certified Federal GSA Building in San Francisco. During construction, over 90% of construction waste was diverted from landfill through on-site separation, saving about $1.3 million in potential dumping fees. The large plaza was paved with a permeable, decomposed granite surface that allows rainwater to percolate back into the earth.
BKF assisted with the award winning, LEED Silver certified East Contra Costa County Courthouse replacement project. This expansion increases the capacity of the Contra Costa County Courthouse to serve the growing population in the Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood region.
The parks of Mission Bay are part of a master planned greenway that serve the blossoming population on San Francisco’s waterfront. Home to the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Campus, new corporate headquarters, UCSF Hospital, numerous residents, and other mixed uses, these parks play an integral role in Mission Bay’s urban landscape.
The new police station is a state-of-the-art operational facility and civic building for the City of San Mateo. The project consists of a two-story, 44,000 –square-foot main building, located above a secured subterranean parking garage.
Built to house the Disney family legacy and Walt Disney's personal history of animation, the project entails renovation of three historic Presidio buildings as well as the improvement of the surrounding site. The project also includes seismic renovations and storm water filtration and detention.
BKF is responsible for the preparation of on-site design development /construction documents for a 10,000-square-foot multi-purpose building/gymnasium, playground and basketball court at an existing city community center. Design of civil infrastructure is to support the proposed building including water, sewer, and storm drain connections to existing public systems. BKF is also involved in the design of a new on-site road for emergency services vehicle access.
The Ed Roberts Campus, an 80,000-square-foot facility for nonprofit organizations that support people with disabilities, went beyond baseline ADA requirements to provide campus-wide accessibility.
The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) purchased the 100 year old abandoned movie theater to redevelop it into a 2-story, 285 seat theater in a highly visible, vibrant downtown area of Market Street in San Francisco.
BKF provided programming, master planning and site design of the LEED Silver certified community center and branch library at Solari Park. Feasibility studies were performed to evaluate the existing structures and park elements in the context of the 12-acre park Master Plan.
BKF provided surveying and civil engineering design services for the new LEED Gold certified 2.7- acre Civic Center at the Civic Park site. BKF coordinated with PG&E, AT&T, and Comcast to enable relocating the existing infrastructure and develop a joint trench composite plan. BKF developed a storm water quality control plan in compliance with Contra Costa requirements.
BKF provided topo and final construction documents for grading, drainage, and utility improvements. This is the first time the park had been renovated in 30 years.
Awarded through a design competition, BKF provided civil engineering and surveying services for the new Walnut Creek Main Library. The library features an underground parking garage, plazas, gardens, and streetscape improvements. Key features incorporated into the project by BKF include bioretention facilities to promote storm water quality, a permanent dewatering system, and modifications to the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Broadway and Lincoln Streets.
BKF is involved in the renovation of the LEED Gold certified historic federal building at 50 UN Plaza in San Francisco. Our work includes replacement of systems and components to meet current GSA and construction standards.
BKF provided civil engineering and surveying services for the $63.5 million renovation of the existing courthouse facility. Civil engineering design services included modification to the existing judges and detainees parking areas as well as affected landscaping, drainage and parking layout. New electrical and telecom services were included in the utility upgrade package.
Civil engineering design services included modification to the existing judges and detainees parking areas as well as affected landscaping, drainage and parking layout. New electrical and telecom services were included in the utility upgrade package.
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