BKF BRINGS HOME FIVE AWARDS!
Happy. Honored. Humbled. These are three words that come to mind for us this year at BKF. Thank you to all who contributed to these award winning projects. We could not have done this without you!
SAN PABLO AVE BIKE & PED
This project received ACEC California’s 2019 Engineering Excellence Honor Award. This project constructed a two-way cycle track separated horizontally and vertically from the roadway and the sidewalk, creating a unique three-tiered corridor for each mode of travel along San Pablo Ave. The project set a precedence for future similar bicycle and pedestrian designs within Caltrans right of way and contributed to the formation of Caltrans policy for separated bikeways/cycle tracks.
DESIGN TECH HIGH SCHOOL
BKF was awarded ENR’s Regional & National Awards for Best of K-12 Education for Design Tech High School. This project is located on Oracle’s campus and includes green spaces and walking and biking paths. Design challenges included a 64,000-sq-ft building that was designed with contours like a ribbon to help it blend with the site’s sloping geography. Learn more about this project in ENR California’s article.
SAN JOSE TRASH CAPTURE
Commendation Award from ACEC California for its San Jose Large Trash Capture Project. BKF was contracted by the City of San Jose as the prime consultant to provide the engineering design of three hydrodynamic separator units that capture trash before it travels to waterways. BKF helped the City exceed the target of reducing trash to storm drain systems by 70% by July 2017. Design challenges included site size constraints, utility relocations, and a short timeframe.
ANDY’S UNITY PARK
Andy’s Unity Park received the Community Project of the Year Award from ACEC’s North Coast Chapter. Andy’s is a multi-purpose park, combining many natural, garden, memorial, and park elements into one comprehensive design. The project provides a place to heal, grow, and connect with the community. This project required coordination with five separate regulatory agencies along with oversight by County Board of Supervisors and an engaged community.
MILLER AVENUE STREETSCAPE
BKF’s Miller Avenue Streetscape Project was awarded the 2019 APWA Public Works Project Award in Transportation. This project provides safer multi‐modal street amenities and new infrastructure to accommodate all users while enhancing the downtown experience and maintaining its distinct character. This project incorporated the use of sustainability from design through construction. The protection and enhancement of the natural environment was a key component, and the project was guided by its surrounding natural environment.
SEAN DIAMOND PARK
Sean Diamond Park received APWA’s 2019 Best of Structures Award during APWA’s 2019 Project Awards Luncheon, held on February 21, 2019. Sean Diamond Park is located in Dublin, California, and was dedicated on April 28, 2018 to former Army Staff Sergeant Sean Diamond, a former Dublin resident, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2009. Read more about this momentous moment in the City of Dublin’s News Article. BKF worked on Sean Diamond Park in collaboration with Environmental Foresight, Inc.