ARCHITECTURE - INSTITUTIONAL
brick designed and coordinated efforts to upgrade and reconfigure 2 vocational technology buildings on the campus of san jose city college. we worked closely with the many user groups in the buildings to design a solution that worked within a very tight budget and academic schedule. we also helped the construction manager to design a phasing strategy which allowed continuous operation of the buildings during construction. this minimized disruption to the students and faculty as well as removed the heavy cost of temporary classroom and lab space.
this project, which is currently in design for the college of marin, is a new maintenance and operations (m&o) building that includes office space, the district warehouse, and equipment storage.
bayer corp. asked brick to take a fresh look at the cafe that serves its berkeley campus and come up with strategies to improve its operation - both inside and out. what we developed is a design that removes as many barriers as possible between the inside and outside, allowing employees to take full advantage of the mild bay area climate and dine in an expanded new outdoor seating area that extends seamlessly from the inside. exterior improvements will be made as part of phase 1 and the interior improvements will follow in phase 2.
the california water service company engaged brick to provide comprehensive programming, building design, and interior design for a new operations and administrative facility for their los altos district office. the project design had to consider an extremely ecclectic mix of contextual influences. located in a retail overlay zone, adjacent to a sensitive watershed, an industrial neighbor, and single family neighborhood, the project design had to consider a wide array of aesthetic and functional responses that considered its widely unique neighbors and the company’s operational needs.
the california water service company engaged brick to provide comprehensive programming, building design, and interior design for a new operations and administrative facility for their bayshore district office. located within a diverse neighborhood setting including the san mateo high school, multi-family apartments, and single family homes, this long-overdue project had to consider many sensitive neighborhood concerns. the architectural design of the operations facility strives to be sensitive in scale by creating 2 wings linked by a glass atrium, which helps to address the smaller neighborhod buildings nearby.