Construction Contract Administration, Construction Documents, Remedial Architecture

The Boulders at Fountaingrove, Santa Clara


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 investigation found water intrusion and associated substrate deterioration related to the stucco wall cladding and flashings around fenestrations/other wall penetrations were identified at all 10 buildings.

MCA was the Architect of Record and was retained to provide evaluation of existing construction and remedial design services. MCA proposed a rain screen system and revised the exterior cladding to fiber cement lap siding. MCA provided construction documents, Permit Submittal/Review Coordination, bidding, and construction administration services throughout the remediation.