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Hills Plaza, San Francisco

Client: One Hills Plaza ROA Completed; 2009   The Hills Brothers Building, also referred to as the Landmark Building, is a7-story mixed-use building with a 175-foot tower. The building originally constructed in the mid-1920s and renovated in 1989. The building has a reinforced concrete frame and floor slab with brick exterior wall finish. The new mixed-use building at 345 Spear Street was built in 1989 and is a renovation/conversion of the existing original Hills Brothers Coffee plant. It is a steel moment-resisting frame building with composite concrete-steel floors, precast concrete panel cladding, and aluminum frame windows.   The Landmark Building.

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Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

Client: Page & Turnbull, Inc. Completed; 2008   Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum inhabits two buildings originally part of the iconic 19th century Montgomery Street barracks that define the western edge of the Main Parade Ground in the Presidio. With their imposing size, symmetrical form, and restrained architectural detailing, the 44,000 square foot barracks are icons for the historic Post. The structures are clad primarily in brick masonry and sandstone foundation walls.   The proposal for a new below-grade basement mechanical level proved challenging due to the sensitivity of the archived materials in.

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Embarcadero YMCA, San Francisco

Client: YMCA of San Francisco Completed; 2018   The Embarcadero YMCA, also known as the Army and Navy YMCA, is a 10-story structure clad in clay brick masonry and terra cotta, and completed in 1924. At the time of MCA’s involvement in the project, part of the building was leased out to LaSalle Hotel Properties, which operated the Harbor Court Hotel.   MCA prepared a property conditions assessment, which was performed in 2013. Later that year, at the YMCA’s request, MCA provided additional surveys, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration services to address the recommended repairs.

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Hallidie Building, San Francisco

Client: The Albert Group Completed: 2011   The Hallidie Building is located at 130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. MCA provided Historical Preservation and Construction Contract Administration services. The project consisted of rehabilitating the 2nd floor balcony, which had become seriously compromised both structurally and cosmetically by long-term water damage.   Awards Merit Award for Architecture 2013                                                                 .

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The Boulders at Fountaingrove, Santa Clara

Client: Completed; 2010 The Boulders at Fountaingrove is an apartment complex located at 3680 Kelsey Knolls in Santa Rosa, California. Constructed in 2004 and 2005, the Boulders property consists of a clubhouse complex, ten multi-family residential buildings, and communal parking/landscaped areas. The buildings are wood-framed structures with cement plaster (stucco) exterior cladding and composition shingle roofing. There are wood-framed stair towers and connecting breezeways (bridges) between adjacent structures. The stair tower and breezeway at Building 4 needed repairs due to water-related damages. During the process of the repairing a breezeway and adjacent building, extensive deterioration and decay were uncovered. Further.

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The Courtyards, Emeryville

Client: Courtyards HOA Completed; 2010                     The Courtyards is a 331-unit apartment development constructed in 2004 and 2005 along the south side of 65th Street between Hollis Street to the east and Overland Avenue to the west. The complex consists of several interconnected building wings that surround two central courtyard areas, and an adjacent parking garage located at the southwest portion of the lot. The main pedestrian and vehicular entrance to the complex is located mid-block along 65th Street.   In 2010, MCA provided Remedial Architecture and Construction Administration services during renovation and repairs of the building facade that extended.

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Mercy Housing School House, Daly City

Client: Mercy Housing Completed; 2012   The Mercy Housing School House project consisted of Building Envelope Reconstruction Design services for a one-level parking and four-level affordable family housing complex. The scope of construction included full replacement of exterior building stucco walls, windows, and roofing.   MCA provided investigation, construction design, bid documents, and permit services, and administered the construction contract. The project was completed in December 2012 with a construction cost of $4.8M.

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Mercy Housing Vista Grande, Daly City

Client: Mercy Housing Completed; 2013   Completed in April 2013, the Mercy Housing Vista Grande project consists of a one-level parking garage and four-level affordable family housing complex. The scope of construction included full replacement of exterior building stucco walls, windows, and roofing.   MCA provided investigation, construction design, bid documents, permit services, and administered the construction contract.

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SF General Hospital

Client: Webcor Builders Completed; 2011                          The new nine-story San Francisco General Hospital Building was completed in 2015. Seven stories are above-ground and two are below-ground. The hospital is located among existing buildings on the Potrero Avenue campus. The building is LEED certified and features a seismically-compliant design that allows the building to move 30 inches in any direction. MCA provided peer review of the below-grade waterproofing system.

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Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Client: Hornber + Worstell, Inc. Completed; 2007   Ghirardelli Square is one of San Francisco’s most treasured landmarks. The entire block of property was purchased in 1893 to host the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Two prominent San Franciscans purchased the entire property in the 1960s, and in addition to restoring as many of the original structures as possible, they introduced a new marketing method by evolving the old chocolate factory into a lovely brick-terraced courtyard of shops and restaurants. In November 1964, Ghirardelli Square opened, and it is considered the country’s first successful adaptive reuse project. To ensure its preservation for.

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