Out Blog

CONGREGATION RODEF SHOLOM – SAN RAFAEL

New construction of a 23,000-s.f. synagogue to replace the existing facility. The new structure will include offices, a kitchen, gathering spaces, and the sanctuary. The construction is a combination of concrete and metal stud infill walls at the ground floor, wood framing at level two, and some miscellaneous structural steel members. There is a large amount of exterior glazing and interior finishes.

Status: Select early trades recently bid. Balance of the trades expected to bid out in April 2022.  Construction is slated to begin in June 2022.

KELSEY CIVIC CENTER – SAN FRANCISCO

New construction of a 112-unit, Type I concrete, eight-story, 88,000-s.f. affordable housing development located in San Francisco’s Civic Center District. The site consolidates three separate parcels at 240 Van Ness Avenue, 155 Grove Street, and 165 Grove Street for a total area of approximately 13,790-s.f. Three existing buildings will be demolished to accommodate the new construction. The project includes ground floor retail, common open space and shared amenities including a garden courtyard, café, and bicycle parking.

Status:  Received site permit. Demolition and abatement trades have bid out; work started in January 2022.  Design build ground improvement scope has been awarded to Malcolm Drilling Co. Elevator, fire sprinkler, personnel hoist, and tower crane trades are bidding 4/8/22. Remaining trades are slated to bid May-June 2022 with vertical construction expected to begin Q4 2022.

HEAD ROYCE SCHOOL – OAKLAND

Seismic retrofit, remodel, upgrades, and new site work for the existing private elementary through high school campus.

Status: Design Team is working through the construction document phase.  GMP bid will occur in April or May 2022 with construction starting in September 2022.

AMERICAN BUDDHIST CULTURAL SOCIETY – SAN FRANCISCO

New construction of a 48,000-s.f. Buddhist temple at 1750 Van Ness. The project consists of 9,500-s.f. of basement, approximately 26,000-s.f. of community spaces (bookstore, dining hall, commercial kitchen, classrooms, shrine, etc.) and a 13,000-s.f. dormitory building with 30 dorm rooms. The existing two-story building and paved parking will be demolished. This is a Type II steel building over one level of Type I concrete (basement) with high-end finishes/product type.

Status:  Early bid trades have been selected for demolition/earthwork, exterior building maintenance, signage, elevators, fire sprinklers, solar PV systems, shoring, scaffolding, personnel hoist, and tower crane. We are currently requesting early bids for structural steel and misc. metal scopes. Remaining trades are expected to bid in June 2022 with construction slated to start in Q3 2022.

TREASURE ISLAND BLOCK B1 – TREASURE ISLAND

New construction of a five-story, 145,000-sf, Type V over Type 1 podium residential building. It will include a total of 117 units of market rate rental apartments and a basement. 

Status: Pending VE, this project is expected to bid out in Q2 2022 with anticipated construction starting summer 2022.  Shoring and dewatering have already bid out.

STANFORD BLACKWELDER & QUILLEN – PALO ALTO

Renovation of two 12-story high-rise student housing buildings at Stanford University with a total of 220 units.  Each unit includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, and kitchen.  Full interior finish and MEP system updates with potential seismic upgrade pending structural evaluation.

Status:  Currently in exploratory and design-build schematic stage.  Project is expected to bid out Q2 2022 with construction slated to begin September 2022.

231 GRANT AVENUE EDUCATOR HOUSING – PALO ALTO

New construction of a three-story, 110-unit modular affordable housing development.  Project will include Type V-A wood frame over Type I-A podium construction and will provide much needed rental housing for teachers, school employees, and their families. The ground floor includes service and amenity spaces as well as a parking garage that accommodates 112 parking spaces, 107 of which will be provided by two-level parking stackers. 10% of the parking spaces will have electric vehicle chargers. This development is structured as two C-shaped buildings connected by an open-air bridge, creating substantial landscaping areas on the ground floor and three open courtyards above the podium.

Status: Design-build fire sprinkler and design of fire alarm scopes have been awarded. Remaining trades are expected to bid in Q2 2022.  Construction is slated to start in Q3 2022.

1178 SONORA COURT – SUNNYVALE

New construction of a 217,000-s.f., 177-unit, affordable housing development. The structure is composed of five levels of light gauge metal stud framing over two levels of Type I concrete. The site includes a modest amount of landscaping and hardscape around the perimeter of the building.

Status: This project is currently in the design phase. Fire sprinklers will bid in Q2 2022. All other trades expected to go out to bid in Q3 2022. Construction is slated to begin in Q1 2023.

HUNTERS VIEW BLOCKS 14 & 17 HOUSING – SAN FRANCISCO

New construction of a 174,000-s.f. affordable housing development comprising of two ground-up buildings (Block 14 – 42 Units, Block 17 – 76 Units) in Phase 3 of the Hunters View master plan development. The buildings will be three to five levels of wood framed Type III-A construction over one to two levels of Type I-A podium.  This project is a joint venture with Nibbi Brothers.

Status:  This project is expected to break ground in late fall 2022 with bidding in Q2/Q3 2022. Bidding of early trades has been completed for fire sprinklers, elevators, solar PV systems, and exterior building maintenance.