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SMUD Museum Of Science And Curiosity

SMUD Museum Of Science And Curiosity

Project Details

Location: Sacramento, CA

Square Feet: 48,940

Delivery: Design-Build

Categories: Renovations, In Your Community

The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity – formerly known as the Powerhouse Science Center – is an adaptive reuse of the historic 1912-era PG&E Power Station, which sat vacant on the banks of the Sacramento River for 60 years. Before becoming the region’s newest hub for science education and exploration, the historic structure had to undergo stabilization and  rehabilitation. The building received a complete structural retrofit and a second floor for flexible exhibit space. A new two-story, 22,000SF addition was built on the east side of the existing building and contains an entry lobby, classrooms, offices, a café and a 110-seat planetarium prominently on display with a zinc-clad hemispheric dome rising above the building’s mass.

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Stanislaus State Vasche Library Renovation

Stanislaus State Vasche Library Renovation

Project Details

Location: Turlock, CA

Square Feet: 133,077

Delivery: Collaborative Design-Build

Categories: Education, Renovations

Project Description

This Collaborative Design-Build partnership between Otto Construction, EHDD Architects and CSU Stanislaus brought the 3-story 1960s era building into the 21st century. Now fully renovated, the 133,077SF library can accommodate 1,000 people at a time and house Stan State’s collection of over 675,000 items thanks to a new state-of-the-art Electronic Compact Book Storage System. Previously, the same collection took up over 30,000SF of space on multiple floors, but now only requires 16,977SF. This feature left more space in the renovated library for new amenities. Extensive technology resources, including distributed computers, laptop check out, tech help desk, and multimedia group study rooms, give students a wide variety of spaces and technologies to meet their needs. Additional amenities include 24-hour study areas, a café, group study spaces and quiet zones with a variety of seating options. New openings in the second floor allow daylight to filter down to the first floor from new clerestory windows. 

The first phase of the project consisted of the installation of 32 trailers to serve as a temporary home for library services. This made room for the library to be vacated before construction began.

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Hamilton, Ellis & Martin Plaza Renovation

Hamilton, Ellis & Martin Plaza Renovation

Project Details

Location: Seaside, CA

Square Feet: 150,723

Delivery: Negotiated

Categories: Housing, Renovations

Project Description

The project consisted of renovating all apartment units, common buildings, and parking lots. With 192 units, our team used a “rotational process” to avoid displacing any of the residents. This means residents took turns moving to empty units while their apartments were renovated. The renovations included new doors and windows, flooring, light fixtures, appliances, casework, paint, roofing, siding, and balcony enclosures. Amenity improvements included a renovated community center, administration office, laundry facility, a new basketball half-court, outdoor gathering areas and furnishings, and community garden. Accessibility improvements included widening doorways and installing handrails, ramps, signage, and auto-operated doors.

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Turlock Irrigation District Palm Street Office Complex Renovation

Turlock Irrigation District Palm Street Office Complex Renovation

Project Details

Location: Turlock, CA

Square Feet: 37,018

Delivery: CM-at-Risk

Categories: Renovations, Corporate Complexes

Project Description

This project consisted of the renovation of two existing buildings that were previously occupied by the City of Turlock into a new Power Operations Building and Water Distribution Building for the Turlock Irrigation District. The two buildings required significant renovations, including replacing and raising the roof structure to provide clear span spaces and additional height on the inside for the Power Control Center’s video display wall. The new open office environment is surrounded by support spaces such as focus rooms, a new Irrigation Control room, fitness center, break and locker rooms, and new conference rooms. Both buildings were designed to optimize energy efficiency, conserve resources, and reduce long-term maintenance costs for the District.

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Rancho San Justo Middle School Modernization

Rancho San Justo Middle School Modernization

Project Details

Location: Hollister, CA

Square Feet: 3,760

Delivery: Lease-Leaseback

Categories: Education, Renovations

Project Description

Installation of a 2,800SF administration portable and two 480SF restroom portables. The scope also includes associated utilities and site work.

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