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Midsummer Project and Construction Update

posted Jul 14, 2016, 5:11 PM by   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 5:16 PM by Jim Norrena ]

Several academic and administrative programs will be relocating this summer due to the sale of the College Avenue apartment building in Oakland and construction of the new classroom pod and presentation space in the Nave. Below are the affected departments/programs and their new locations. We hope to have all moves completed by mid-August.

Department/Program                               New Location              
ETS                                                               80 Carolina, first floor
CAPL                                                              Faculty Lounge, Oakland
Counseling Services (SF)                            199 De Haro Street (second floor)
Materials Library                                         SF Main Alpha, second floor
Graphic Design                                            SF Main Beta, first floor
Interaction Design Homeroom                 SF Main Beta, first floor
DMBA Homeroom and Classroom           SF Main Campus Center, second floor
Architecture & Interior Design                  SF Main Alpha, second floor                       

Nave Pod and Presentation Space

Architect: Leddy, Maytum, Stacy (LMS)
Construction Development Consultant and Contractor: Oliver & Company
Construction Start: May 15, 2016
Construction Substantial Completion Date: December 8, 2016
Post Construction (commissioning): December and January (projected)
Occupancy: January 17, 2017 (projected)

Interior remodel includes a new 6,600-square-foot, two-story “classroom pod” with three offices on the first floor and an adjacent double height multipurpose presentation space. Enhancements include a sliding glass curtain wall, new skylight, higher-performing acoustics, lighting, and audio/visual capability.

Originally slated for completion by September 15, construction was delayed due to current conditions of the Planning and Building Department review processes and an unprecedented building permit backlog in San Francisco. As a result, please expect barrier- and construction-related activities through the fall 2016 semester. The width of the Nave will remain narrowed and the alcove area will remain closed. We will be covering the construction barrier wall with a special surface so it can be used for critiques.

There will be construction-related noise intermittently throughout the fall. Activities producing the loudest noise should be finished on or around September 19. Other measures being taken to mitigate impact on classes and events include scheduling disruptive activities in early morning (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) or evening; selective overtime to expedite project; a plan to allow fluid path of travel in the building during construction; and stakeholder meetings for coordination, communication, and devising alternative scheduling solutions to accommodate existing plans.

We will continue to communicate updates to the schedule as construction progresses.