I was hired by Shah Kawasaki to work with the Construction Administration team for this large hospital project. One of the major tasks of the team involved the production and delivery of ACDs (Amended Construction Drawings). Some sheets for ACD 033 follows in the gallery below.
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.
For this hospital remodel, I was asked to render the lobby and cafeteria. After construction was completed, the photographer took images from the same angles as the renderings.
This project was part of a competition’s entry for SFGH master plan, in partnership with SmithGroup, San Francisco office. After a preliminary team space planning, I began the design of the entry pavillion, to be nested between the brutalist modern hospital to the East, the new replacement tower (unbuilt) to the West, and the neo-romanesque, red brick and terracotta building to the South-West. For the competition, most effort was spent on the main waiting lobby and the front desk areas, which were to provide a welcoming entry point from two distinct directions: South (from the garage and vehicular drop-off) and West (the pedestrian entry from Potrero Ave.).
After the submission of the competition I focused on the design of the entry pavillion. With its dramatic double height slanted glazed wall, this space provides an ample seating area, a cafe’, a corner for a large art piece, and the West entrance to the hospital. Below the interior glazing of the community room on the second floor, a dropped cloud ceiling helps to define the circulation toward the front desk. Materials include exposed aggregate sand blasted concrete for the columns, glossy two-colors terrazzo for the pavements, wood veneer paneling for the custom cabinetry, painted steel cable bracings and tube columns for the curtain wall, and horizontal terracotta tiles for accent walls.
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