Education Project Experience

Stanford University

Since 1954, BKF has provided award winning civil engineering, planning, and surveying services for hundreds of projects on the 8,800-acre Stanford University campus. During that time, the campus has seen great growth, and BKF has provided the utility infrastructure necessary to manage the growth and allow for new expansion in the future.

  • 8,800-acre campus
  • 3 design-build projects
  • Over 100 completed projects
  • LEED Platinum and Gold certified projects
  • 2016 Best Global Green Project - ENR (Stanford SESI Project)



CSU Northridge

BKF provided civil engineering services for the AIA award-winning California State University (CSU) Northridge’s Student Recreation Center. The LEED Gold certified facility includes a weight training zone, volleyball courts, upper level jogging track, and basketball courts.

  • 130,000 sq. ft.
  • 356 acres
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Use of recycled materials
  • LEED Gold certified



City College of San Francisco Joint-Use Facility

BKF was involved with the site improvements design for the LEED Gold Certified Joint-Use Facility at Community College of San Francisco's West Campus area. BKF's work included incremental design packages associated with grading, site preparation, and import of over 250,000 cubic yards of earth material to accommodate the future West Campus area development.

  • 92,000 sq. ft.
  • 15-acre  Balboa Reservoir site
  • Incremental design of 250,000 cu. yd. earth material
  • Storm water treatment measures
  • LEED Gold certified



San Mateo Community College District
Design-Build Projects

BKF provided civil design for the largest Design-build project in California which included the new Allied Health and Wellness Center, Student Center, and Central Utility Plant.

  • Largest Design-build project in California
  • 90,000 sq. ft.
  • Roadway and parking improvements
  • LEED Gold certified



El Cerrito High School

BKF provided civil engineering services for the 15-acre school site, including 5-acre temporary housing site for use during demolition and construction of the new storm water management plan which treats 100% of runoff from new impervious surfaces. BKF developed grading plans, utility plans, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

  • 15-acre school site
  • 6 new buildings (theater, gym, and auto shop)
  • Athletic fields and tennis courts
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)



Sequoia High School Gymnasium, Redwood City

BKF provided civil design for the new LEED Platinum certified gymnasium. BKF was also involved with site improvements for a new Teen Wellness Center, a new parking area, and various ADA accessibility improvements throughout the school campus.

  • First LEED Platinum public school building in the Bay Area
  • Bioretention planters for storm water treatment
  • Elevated building design to improve site drainage




UC Aquatics Complex, Berkeley

As part of an architecturally led design build team, BKF has provided the on-site and off-site civil design and surveying services for the new aquatics facility on an existing one-acre, University-owned surface parking lot.

  • Three one-story buildings
  • 52-meter swimming pool with a dive tower
  • Topographic Survey & Record Boundary Survey
  • Permitting process included DSA
  • Persuing LEED Gold



Orange Coast College-Interdisciplinary Classroom, Costa Mesa

BKF Engineers provided land surveying services including aerial survey, survey control, topographic survey, construction staking, and as-built surveys.

  • 78,227 sf Interdisciplinary Complex
  • LEED Silver Certified
  • Design Build surveys



UC Riverside, Glen Mor 2 Student Apartments, Riverside

The 334,000 SF apartment project is located at the corner of Big Springs Road and Valencia Hill Drive. BKF coordinated with various subconsultants and agencies in the construction of the village.

  • Construction Staking
  • Existing Conditions Survey
  • GPS Control
  • As-Built Foundation Bolts
  • Persuing LEED Gold




UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center

BKF provided civil engineering design services for site improvements including grading design and utility improvements for the $35 million UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center.

  • Civil engineering design services
  • Three-story facility built into steeply sloping site
  • Sustainable features including water-reduction strategies



UC Berkeley

BKF has been providing award winning civil engineering and surveying services on University of California (UC) Berkeley projects for over 20 years, including the Li Ka Shing Center, California Memorial Stadium, Hargrove Library, Stanley Hall Lab Replacement and Haas Sports Pavilion.

  • Over 20 completed projects
  • 4 design-build projects
  • Multiple design awards
  • Multiple LEED Gold certifications




USF Center for Science & Innovation,
San Francisco

BKF was the civil engineer for the new USF academic LEED Gold building. The goal of the Center was to strengthen scientific preparation for all undergraduates and nurture the growing links between the sciences and our environment.

  • 5-story center including 17 classrooms
  • Sanitary sewer, storm drainage, domestic and fire water design
  • Innovative storm water detention rainwater harvesting system
  • LEED Gold Certified





Rancho Santiago Community College District, Orange County

The Rancho Santiago Community College District selected BKF to perform district-wide land surveying and engineering services for various construction projects.

  • Campus master planning
  • Engineering
  • Water Quality Management Plan Reports (WQMPs)
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)





UC Santa Cruz Physical Sciences Building, Santa Cruz

Site improvements for the UC Santa Cruz Physical Science Building involved sensitive design to preserve existing redwoods.

  • 132,000-square-foot UC Santa Cruz Physical Science Building
  • Storm drain detention and outfall dissipation design
  • Relocation of existing campus heating and condensing water system
  • Preservation of redwood trees
  • American Institute of Architects Merit Award winner



Mills College Betty Irene Moore Natural Science Building, Oakland

BKF provided civil engineering services for the Mills College renovation of the Natural Sciences Complex. Services included grading, drainage, storm, sewer, utility and fire water connection.

  • 26,000 sq. ft. building
  • 5 high-tech classrooms
  • 5 laboratories
  • Community space
  • LEED Platinum certified



Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton

BKF prepared construction documents for the construction of a new administration building and four modular buildings, reconfiguration of the existing parking lots to improve circulation, addition of a new parking lot providing additional ADA stalls, and utilities to serve the proposed buildings. Services included topographic, utility, and boundary surveys, civil design of pavements, drainage, utilities, and erosion control, circulation analysis, earthwork calculations, and domestic water hydraulic calculations.

  • 1,900 sq. ft. new administration building
  • 4 relocated modular buildings (3,000 total sq. ft.)
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)


Sacramento State Student Housing, Sacramento

BKF is part of the Design Build team constructing a new 120,000 sf 4-story Student Housing II Building near Desmond Hall along the American River. The new building will house approximately 350 beds, common study rooms, multi-purpose lounge, learning center, recreation space, and a free standing building containing a café.

  • 120,000 sf Student Housing Building
  • Design-build
  • LEED Gold



Feather River College, Quincy

Construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. library and distant learning building on the Feather River College campus.

  • 20,000 sq. ft. library/distant learning building
  • New accessible parking lot
  • Utility Design (SD, SS, Water)
  • Retaining Wall Coordination



Stanford University Windhover Contemplative Center

Using Nathan Oliveira’s art as a vehicle for personal renewal, the center’s main goal was to provide a break from the intensity of day-to-day life with the intention for quite reflection throughout the day. The thick rammed-earth walls, made from soil excavated directly from the site, help moderate heat and sound.

  • 2015 ENR Best Project Award for in the Cultural/Worship Category
  • A technology free space to relax and meditate
  • Topographic Survey
  • Preliminary Site Utility Plan
  • Bio-Treatment Areas for C.3 Compliance



UC Santa Cruz - McLaughlin Drive

Civil improvements to approximately 3,000 linear feet of existing McLaughlin Drive in the center of the UC Santa Cruz campus increased safety and accessibility.

  • 3,000 l.f. of campus street improvements
  • ADA-compliant ramps
  • Roadway reconstruction
  • In-place, full-depth pavement rehabilitation




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