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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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Russ Building, San Francisco

The Russ Building is a 31-story commercial office building located at 235 Montgomery Street in San Francisco’s Financial District. It spans the entire block of Montgomery Street between Pine and Bush Streets. Constructed in 1927, the Russ Building is a California State Historic Landmark Building. Built in the neo-Gothic style, the building has a steel frame, terra cotta cladding, and wood window frames. It contains over 500,000 square feet of space and a 350-stall parking garage. MCA provided Historical Preservation and Construction Administration services, as well as a Façade and Roof Survey.

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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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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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