Annenberg Community Beach House
City of Santa Monica
Frederick Fisher & Partners
Mia Lehrer & Associates
5.5 acres; 18,141 new construction
Design-Build Delivery / LEED NC Gold Certified / Adaptive Re-use/Historic Rehabilitation
Design-build rehabilitation of the historic Marion Davies Estate constructed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst and designed by Julia Morgan. Today, the site includes three elements from the original estate fully restored: the Guest House, Swimming Pool and a builkhead; and new construction of outdoor recreational areas anchored by new one- and two-story buildings.
Design-build allowed us to focus budget-saving strategies on unseen elements that had small impact on the architect’s vision, but high impact on cost savings. As a result, Pankow affected $4.5 million in savings that the owner and architect could embrace.
The project adhered strictly to Secretary of the Interior historic guidelines and was reviewed by the city’s landmark commission to assure the project’s appropriateness. By being involved in the design, Pankow was able to come up with quick solutions to the rehabilitation challenges that kept the schedule moving and lessened the impact on the historic fabric.
Using a hybrid of design build and integrated project delivery, the project team met the challenge to develop a two-acre multi-million dollar recycling facility in less than one year.
Richmond Civic Center Revitalization
Richmond Civic Center Partners LLC
The KPA Group
70,000 square foot City Hall; 54,000 square foot Hall of Justice; 60,000 square foot Auditorium; 140,000 square foot Plaza
Design-Build Delivery / Public Private Partnership / Historic Rehabilitation / LEED NC Gold Certified
The Richmond Civic Center campus celebrates the modernist architecture of 1940s famed architect Timothy Pfleuger and is a designated historic district. Balancing architectural integrity with modern technology and sustainability was a very important factor of the renovation.
Thanks to cost savings identified by the construction team during the design process, additional funds were put towards the City Hall and the Community Services Center to raise from the original target of LEED Silver to Gold certification.
The installation of roof-top photovoltaic panels provides 122.43 kW of output, 15 percent of the Civic Center’s electricity. The City Hall’s performance for energy use exceeds the State’s energy code by 20 percent and 440 Civic Center Plaza exceeds state energy code by 38 percent.
San Mateo Police Facility
City of San Mateo
Leach Mounce Architects
45,172 square feet; 15,000 square foot Parking Garage, 112 stalls
LEED NC Gold Certified
San Mateo’s new police facility included subterranean parking, a firing range, a detention holding facility, support facilities and more than 73,000 square feet of site improvements.
The tactical shooting range includes rubber wall and ceiling tiles to minimize noise and ballistic windows to protect viewers.
Originally targeting LEED Silver, the police facility received a LEED NC Gold certification, involving coordination, installation and commissioning of integrated building systems including electrical, mechanical and plumbing.
This Essential Services Facility includes a 24-hour 911 Dispatch Center, complex building tele/data and security systems. Pankow coordinated the construction so that the dispatch center could move in early.
San Mateo Public Library
90,000 square feet
The new Main Library offers a state-of-the-art resource center for literacy and learning. The three-story building includes two levels of below-grade parking.
The building uses green technology and is the largest green library in Northern California. Energy-saving features will save the city more than 20% in energy costs compared to a conventional building.
Constructed in both a busy urban area and in close proximity to residential, many measures were taken to minimize disruption and impacts to the surrounding neighbors.
YMCA PG&E Teen Center