San Francisco Public Utilities Commission New 15 Story building (2010-2012) Construction Cost 140 million plus-Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz with Myles Stevens Joint Venture Architects
New mid rise office tower for Utilities Company in downtown SF Civic Center district co-managed by San Francisco Department of Public Works. sustainable design, LEED Platinum certified building, .Poured in place concrete post tensioned slabs and shear walls. Wind turbines and photovoltaic roof system. Integrated Arts Program with major interior and exterior works. Lead and manage Construction Administration team. Coordination of documents and finishes with designers, owners, city agencies and contractors.
"The new structure has many unique features that maximize environmental sustainability, including:
Vertical wind turbines and solar panels to assist in meeting the building’s energy demand
A Living Machine to facilitate black and grey water treatment. This reclamation measure will satisfy 100% of the water demand needed to operate the building’s low flow toilets and urinals
Strategic floor plan, glass exterior and light shelves to redirect daylight to the building’s core, maximizing the use of natural light
Raised floors to facilitate natural ventilation, enhancing indoor air quality
Another remarkable design element is the post-tensioned lateral system that returns a building to plumb and enables immediate occupancy following a considerable seismic event. This departure from the original structural design was instituted by Tipping Mar, saving the project $10 million and reducing the carbon footprint dramatically."
Location: San Francisco, CA, US