The new Imperial County Criminal Courthouse in El Centro will increase efficiency by consolidating all criminal court operations under one roof in a modern, secure building that will better serve Imperial County residents. It will include 4 courtrooms in approximately 47,000 square feet.
As a new campus, UC Merced has been a blank slate, and the campus and UC system have endeavored to introduce new technologies and environmentally sound design and construction. This 324,000 square-foot mixed use project is proposed in response to a Zero Net Energy Challenge, by Pacific Gas & Electric in partnership with UC Merced.
CITY OF SONOMA, CA Previous Next PROJECT DESCRIPTION Over the years, water and termites had taken it’s tole on the bell tower. This seismic retrofit disassembled the bell tower and rebuilt it from the inside out with the addition of a steel frame. I worked closely with our structural engineer, Sonoma Design Group, to fit […]
Modular construction for expedited delivery.
The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere; currently processing an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians per day. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) projects an 87% increase in vehicle traffic in San Ysidro by the year 2030.
SAN JOSE, CA Previous Next PROJECT DESCRIPTION Design Development through CD. Work performed while at RDC. FIRE STATION 24
SAN JOSE POLICE SOUTH SUBSTATION SAN JOSE, CA Schematic Design while at RDC. Project Overview The three-story, 107,000-square-foot San Jose Police Department South Substation includes a board room for detectives, a public conference room, a backup dispatch room, a workout area, and even a play center for the children of witnesses. The building was designed […]
The building and associated parking will accommodate 180 employees and was designed to meet standards for hardened facilities using guidelines from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA 361). The pre-cast concrete was a natural envelope material for accommodating facility hardening required by FEMA 361.
This thesis approaches the role of architecture by first examining the greater energy context within which the built environment exists. It is implicit that by understanding this energy context those designers, principles and policy makers will grasp the magnitude of their collective decisions. A second section of this thesis presents a specific architectural solution designed to respond to the current approaches as a sustainable alternative.