Commercial Project Experience

Oakland Army Base Design/Build Services

Designing Port adjacent and rail supported logistics center required a thorough understanding of constraints, opportunities, and process to redevelop the former Oakland Army Base.

Phase 1

  • New rail manifest and support rail yard
  • New bulk marine terminal
  • 1 million s.f. of new warehouse space
  • New roads and utility infrastructure
  • Soil stabilization and environmental remediation
  • New recycling center

Phase 2

  • Intermodal terminal
  • 15 acres of truck parking and ancillary service area
  • Additional warehouse and logistics space
  • Rehabilitation of existing roadways
  • New sewer, water, and storm drain system
  • Sea Rise considerations
  • Bay Mud
  • Caltrans Encroachment Permits



Intuit Campus, Mountain View

BKF is assisting Intuit with its vision of high sustainability, designing many sustainable features on the campus. The design preserves existing trees, uses native drought tolerant plants, develops green storm water management strategies, creates alternative transportation options and uses the latest renewable energy technologies.

  • Civil engineering designs to support landscape, parking and pedestrian circulation improvements on the existing 36-acre Inuit campus
  • 11 existing buildings on 8 parcels
  • 2 new buildings include a 185,000 s.f. office building
  • Site improvements completed in multiple phases
  • High sustainability adopts design strategies that aim to preserve existing trees, use native drought tolerant plants, green storm water management strategies, alternative transportation and the latest renewable energy technologies
  • 36-acre campus
  • New 180,000 SF office building on 4.3 acre site
  • Review of civil LEED Credits to achieve LEED Platinum certification



555 Mission Street, San Francisco

625,000 SF commercial 33-story high-rise tower located near the Transbay Terminal in the South of Market District of San Francisco constructed of a steel frame with glass curtain skin with two levels containing 180 subterranean parking stalls.

  • 33 story high-rise office building
  • 625,000 SF commercial tower near the Transbay Terminal
  • A zero-lot line project
  • LEED Gold certified (first LEED Gold office tower in San Francisco)



Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale

BKF has been providing civil engineering and surveying services for this 80-acre commercial campus. Design included rezoning, general plan amendments, CEQA processing, master planning, and engineering. Survey included ALTA surveys, parcelization, entitlement processing, and full construction plans for the campus site layout, grading, and utility plans.

  • 2.4 million sq. ft.  campus on 80 acres
  • 8-story office buildings 5,000 linear ft. of roadway
  • 7,900-vehicle parking
  • 1 million sq. ft. landscaping
  • LEED Gold certified




Oracle Headquarters, Redwood City

BKF provided complete civil design for the Oracle headquarters site located at the former Marine World Africa USA Park in Redwood Shores.

  • 65-acre office park
  • 7-acre shoreline park and pathway system
  • 13-acre man-made lagoon
  • 6 multi-story buildings
  • 2.5 million sq. ft. office space
  • 50,000 sq. ft. conference center
  • 20,000 sq. ft. fitness center



Honda Port of Entry, Richmond

BKF provided multidisciplinary planning, design, entitlement, and construction support services to redevelop the Port of Richmond’s Historic Kaiser Shipyard Number 3. The comprehensive infrastructure project serves Honda import/export requirements.

  • Water, wastewater, and storm drainage reconstruction
  • Bay Trail improvements
  • $10 million infrastructure project



250 Bryant Street, Mountain View

A 3-story office building and underground parking designed around preserving a large heritage oak tree. BKF worked with the City and neighbors to develop a site plan to accommodate the community’s input. The project was also deigned with stormwater treatment planters to reduce pollution.

  • New 3-story Class A office building
  • Large Rooftop Patio and Outdoor Work Areas
  • 68,000 SF class a office
  • 162 Parking Stalls – 21 Surface, 141 Garage
  • 3 Blocks to Caltrain, Light Rail, and Mountain View Transit Center



Indian Springs Resort & Spa Expansion, Calistoga

The historic Indian Springs Resort and Spa in downtown Calistoga is nearly tripling in size; expansion includes the addition of 75 guest rooms, and events center, a new restaurant, new roadways, and reclaimed water facilities for landscape irrigation.

  • Sewer shed analysis and private sewer design
  • Reclaimed water facilities for landscape irrigation featuring 89,000-gallon storage pond
  • 7,000 c.f. StormTrench detention basin and stormwater lift station



San Jose Market Center, San Jose

The San Jose Market Center Project redeveloped a now defunct railroad yard to create a gateway into downtown San Jose. This project also included improvements to the Guadalupe River Park, a new at grade railroad crossing, and additional street calming measures in an adjacent neighborhood.




Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

The Transbay Tower in San Francisco will total approximately 1.3 million square feet of commercial office space and become the tallest building in San Francisco.

  • Surveying services
  • Design coordination with the Transbay Transit Center project team
  • Design of new utility laterals and utility capacity studies
  • Grading & street frontage designs
  • Stormwater Control Plan
  • A minimum of LEED Gold certification goal



Apple Retail Stores, 10 California Locations

BKF provided civil design for site improvements on 10 Apple retail stores and data centers in California. Apple project locations include:

  • Cupertino
  • Elk Grove
  • Palo Alto
  • San Francisco
  • Stockton
  • Berkeley
  • Fremont
  • Newark
  • Newport Beach
  • Rancho Cucamonga



Sonoma-Cutrer Winery

The Sonoma-Cutrer Winery improved their facilities with updates to their winery, warehouse, roads and infrastructure.

  • Comprehensive consulting, design entitlement, & construction phasing
  • Complete topographic design mapping
  • Coordination with project design team and jurisdictional agencies
  • Facilitated permitting and entitlement services
  • Provided construction staking and related services
  • Provided staffing coordination, general contract and project management



Campbell Soup Storage Facility, Sacramento

BKF provided civil design and surveying services as well as construction document processing and approval with Sacramento County, Sacramento Area Sewer District, and the local water purveyor (Fruitridge Vista Water Company) for the design and construction of an approximately 35,000-square-foot freezer/cooler building.

  • 35,000 sq. ft. freezer/cooler building
  • Provided civil and survey services
  • Sanitary sewer
  • Storm drain
  • Fire water utility design, including relocation of existing fire service line
  • ADA accessibility design related to the improvements at the main entrance



AAA Station Landing, Walnut Creek

With a rapid schedule and design-build project delivery method, BKF worked diligently to assist the team in securing entitlements and building permits. Complicated by limited site area, topographic constraints, and minimal public drainage infrastructure, BKF developed a strategy to comply with NDPES C.3 storm water quality requirements which includes three bioretention areas which capture 80% of the average annual runoff.

  • 225,000 sq. ft., six-story building
  • Parking structure, and associated site improvements
  • Storm water quality uses 40% less water and 17% less energy than comparable buildings
  • Design-build
  • LEED Gold certified




The Barlow Center, Sebastapol

The Barlow, a new events center in Sebastopol, includes a mixture of new and refurbished retail spaces & restaurants.

  • 12.5 acres
  • 17 buildings
  • 220,000 s.f. of new/remodeled buildings



America Center, San Jose

BKF provided master planning and civil design for the new 70-acre, 1 million s.f. office/hotel campus in San Jose.

  • 70-acre landfill site
  • 1 million s.f. office/hotel campus
  • First landfill development site in San Jose under Title 27
  • LEED Gold certified



Dick’s Sporting Goods

Redeveloping the former Los Robles Lodge site into a commercial retail development required both sensitivity to protecting mature oak trees and accommodations for street improvement to improve circulation.

  • Storm Water Treatment with Vegetated Swales and Bioretention
  • Public Road Widening
  • PG&E, AT&T and Comcast Utility Undergrounding
  • AutoTurn evaluation
  • Shallow Pavement Design with geotextile fabric to preserve mature Oak Trees



Central and Wolfe, Sunnyvale

A redevelopment of 17.84 acres of land to be transformed into the leading and cutting edge commercial office space located in the heart of Silicon Valley for leading technology companies and the community. Some of the challenges on this project included Stormwater management/quality, utility coordination  of the central utility plant, and recycled water for toilet & non-potable uses.

  • Traffic Impact Analysis
  • Separate parking structure
  • Central utility plant
  • ALTA survey of 9 existing parcels
  • LEED Platinum pending certification



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