This project will redevelop the triangular site with a 40-foot high three-story commercial office building of 109,375 square feet with a two-level underground parking garage of 75,653 square feet. In addition, the project will complete the existing bridge crossing with the construction of a 64-foot-wide bridge over the drainage channel. The bridge will provide access to the building's main entrance and include a publicly accessible park space of 10,000 square feet. The project would also include an onsite stacked shipping container cafe.
I was asked to develop the CD set, while working directly on the production of several drawings, including: egress plans, enlarged plans and elevations, wall sections, roof details, etc.
While on the project, I have also produced some design studies for the corner glazed staircase.
These are studies for the suspended steel staircase construction and design, at the South-East glazed corner of the building:
The following animation was produced using a Dynamo script which I created in order to animate Revit section boxes. The animations were used to analyze the model and identify trouble areas and clashes throughout the model.
I was tasked with establishing the BIM model for this project. Once received the CAD drawings of the schematic design, I created the Revit model in order to produce the planning submittal, and later the CD set, which I worked on until about 50%.
Working closely with our client (Steven Steinberg), who provided the SD set of drawings, I produced the DD and CD sets for this single family residence, modeled and documented in Revit.
I was asked to continue CA on this project, while under construction. Using the Chinese made CD set of drawings, I created a study model in Revit, and begun to analyse the problems of fireproofing for the diagonal void cut of the facades. The on-going results were a series of questions (for both the contractor and the client) which we crafted in the form of markup sheets (see last two images).
This 200,000 SF office building has a fairly complex curtain wall geometry which required a careful review of the curtain wall submittal during CD and CA. In fact, several in-s and out-s, together with convex and concave corner conditions, in both horizontal and vertical directions, created challenging curtain wall details. I produced studies of some of these conditions for client approval and contractor clarification purposes, especially around the main entry lobby. I have also produced some studies for the interior of the main lobby. Other tasks for this project included amendments of the CD set to include detailed area calculations, and miscellaneous shell plan revisions.
When asked to help with the CD of this lobby, I developed the details for the security desk backlit LED panel cladding, the folding GFRG ceiling, and the stone cladding. I was also able to identify issues with the framing of the dropped ceiling being built, and point out to the contractor the inconsistency with the CD set.
This high-rise tower is designed to be erected on top of the former San Francisco Mining Exchange building, a Neo-classic Greek temple facade with a richly decorated interior hall structure to be preserved and restored. I have been working as the Senior Building Professional on the CD set, and as Revit Specialist and designer for the Mining Exchange, the historical portion of the project.
Below, an animation I produced from the Revit model.
The Mule Creek Infill Complex Project is a design-build, stipulated sum project with a contract value of approximately $330 million. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) project includes 544,000 SF of new construction, spread across 23 individual buildings. The scope of work, adjacent to the active, high-security Mule Creek State Prison, includes the mass excavation of over 1,000,000 cubic yards of material, all new site utilities and systems to support the new complex and over one mile of lethal electrified fencing.
For this project I have first participated in the Competition and then I was in the team that developed the project from DD through 100% CD. I was the BIM manager for the HOK office. I have also produced some renderings for marketing purposes.
For this 275,000 SF, $165 million San Mateo County jail, I revised the CD set of drawings, particularly all exterior elevations sheets; I have also remodeled and documented the roofs.
For this high-rise building I have helped with the Bulletin #4, issued for the street lobby. In particular, I have remodeled and documented the elevator alcoves with their wood and stone paneling. I have also revised the RCP and other Revit drawings.
For this 100% DD set submittal I have been producing the Fire Life Safety Plans, together with the Gallery's plans, RCPs, and Sections. The existing portions of the building are shown hatched.
For this CD submittal I focused on the Gallery's seismic joints covers, between the ACT and the K Building. I developed the Revit families designed to represent both the interior and exterior joint covers, which were then detailed and scheduled.
This complex is over 550,000 square feet, has a contract value of $497 million, and includes courthouses, ballistic ranges, laboratories, and a number of other functions. My role for this project was project architect, with a secondary Revit support task. During the DD phase I have been assigned to the sheets representing the stairs and elevators enlarged plans and sections. Later, I was assigned to the door schedule and plan check for all door and screens in the Laboratory block of the building. I worked closely with a senior technical architect, in San Francisco, while we coordinated with a BIM management team located in Philadelphia. The rest of the team was located in Sacramento, and Toronto.
A few years back, Chong Partners designed the community center for an indian Nation, in northern California. The Tribal Council Chambers were added to the north of the site, adjacent to the school building. The relationship with the gathering hall building, the ellipse in the center of the existing composition, has been a major design factor for the council chambers. After we proposed a few massing studies, the client selected a "regular", hortogonal design which fits the contextual buildings and does not compete with the existing elliptical hall. Solar panels, hydronic slabs, and motorized operable glazing and shades, are all part of the sustainable features which make this a zero energy building. The building was designed and documented mostly in Revit. I have been the Project Architect from schematic design through 50% CDs.
This project included the addition of 3 stories to the existing concrete frame garage. The planning officials at the City of San Jose required the elevation on Winchester Blvd. to be "broken" down and varied, both in heights, colors and materials. Therefore I had to reconsider the original design that we developed to win this project, a sleek metal mesh wrapping the concrete frame. Ultimately, the metal mesh was replaced by a more colorful and differentiated set of elements. EIFS panels, a long fiberglass cornice, metal louvers, and glazed "shopping" windows provided the requested playfulnes and variation. The project was modeled and documented in Revit, and I followed it through CA.
This 242,317 Sq.Ft. leasable area addition project includes the expansion of Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears, space for 100 new stores, 2 parking garages, a new 50% bigger dining terrace consisting of 820 seats, relocation of Crate & Barrel, and numerous changes to the Promenade. In particular, a new and enhanced indoor shopping promenade was designed, completed with three major spatial nodes: the South node, the new Main Entry space, and the North node. I have been involved since schematic design thru 100% Construction Documents. In the early phase of design, I developed a Revit model whose exports made up for over 75% of the entire pricing set for the project. Later, during design development and CD phases, I focused on the main entry node, with its glazed moment frame toward the exterior plaza, the large canopy, and the pedestrian bridge at the second level.
This existing one story cottage was expanded by 700SF by adding a second floor. Besides all the documentation required to obtain the city permits, and the exterior renderings of the proposed project, I have also produced some studies for the kitchen.
This project was realized in Revit 5.1, with some late fold back into AutoCAD. I was involved since DD, through CDs, as support for the principal designer. I also produced the photographs below.
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