Civil Engineering

For 100 years, BKF has been delivering inspired infrastructure for our clients. Through this, we have earned our clients’ trust and thereby won their repeat business.  We work hard to help our clients achieve their goals, and get their projects to the finish line. Because of our network of 11 offices in California, we have developed extensive local knowledge that provides us with a deep understanding of issues relating to feasibility, permitting, and entitlement approvals.


  • Site Development
  • Streetscape Design
  • Parking Lot Planning & Design
  • Grade Separations
  • Joint Trench Coordination
  • Site Grading


Our Mission

Civil Engineering Project Experience

Mission Bay Pump Stations, San Francisco

BKF developed concept plans for Park Site 23 to show how the treatment volume could be metered and pumped into bioswales and bioretention facilities to meet the C.3 provisions. BKF also worked with the developer and City of San Francisco on a Storm Water Management Plan for the system.

  • Pump station design - 8 submersible pumps
  • Low Impact Design (LID)
  • Channel protection
  • Storm drain pipelines
  • Trash capture
  • Shoreline protection



Crestmoor/Glenview Neighborhood Reconstruction, San Bruno  

San Bruno's Crestmoor Reconstruction Area project is associated with the repair and upgrade of infrastructure utilities and street improvements including pavement, curb/gutter, and sidewalks following the 2010 PG&E explosion. A Community Neighborhood Park is also being designed.

  • 30-inch gas transmission main
  • 12,000 linear ft. water main
  • 10-inch sewer main
  • 120-foot bore and jack
  • 2013 APWA Silicon Valley Chapter Project of the Year Award
  • 2013 ASCE Outstanding Construction Project in California Award
  • 2014 APWA National Project of the Year Award



Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Computation Research & Theory Facility, Berkeley

BKF is providing civil engineering and supplemental surveying services as part of the design of the new 140,000 sq. ft. high-performance computing research and office facility. BKF provided the design of all of the associated infrastructure and access improvements to the building.

  • 140,000 sq. ft. research facility
  • Utility relocation
  • Storm water Master Plan
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Hydrology analysis



Kaiser Medical Office Building, San Mateo

BKF assited with the design of a new Kaiser medical office building in San Mateo. This innovative design-build project acheived 100% biological treatment of storm water.

  • 70,000 sq. ft. three-story medical office building
  • 4.2-acre site with surface parking lot
  • Design-build
  • 100% biological treatment of storm water
  • CEQA and planning entitlements
  • Caltrans Encroachment Permit
  • City bicycle/pedestrian path



Sequoia High School Gymnasium, Redwood City

BKF provided civil design for the new LEED Platinum certified gymnasium. BKF was also involved with site improvements for a new Teen Wellness Center, a new parking area, and various ADA accessibility improvements throughout the school campus.

  • First LEED Platinum public school building in the Bay Area
  • Bioretention planters for storm water treatment
  • Elevated building design to improve site drainage



Macdonald Avenue, Richmond

Envisioned as a gateway “Main Street” the Macdonald Avenue streetscape improvements intend to revitalize the corridor and spur private investment and economic growth in Richmond’s downtown.

  • Streetscape design for approximately 2.7 miles
  • Roadway alignment revision and new medians
  • Street lighting and traffic signals
  • Fiber optic communications system
  • New storm drainage infrastructure
  • Construction management, inspection, and materials testing
  • Utility undergrounding
  • Caltrans permits



Mission Bay Parks,
San Francisco

The parks of Mission Bay are part of a master planned greenway that serve the blossoming population on San Francisco’s waterfront. Home to the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Campus, new corporate headquarters, UCSF Hospital, numerous residents, and other mixed uses, these parks play an integral role in Mission Bay’s urban landscape.

  • 5 parks
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Shoreline protection
  • Master planned regional storm water quality
  • Regional infrastructure improvements
  • LID storm water runoff and treatment



Sonoma Mountain Village

BKF is providing civil engineering and planning services for Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO). SOMO intends to transform the former 175-Acre Lucent Technologies light industrial manufacturing campus into a vibrant mixed-use sustainable village. Additionally, SOMO, as part of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), has acheived the highest certification level, LEED Platinum. In 2008, SOMO was awarded the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).

  • 175 acre project
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • 16 mile multimodal street network plan
  • New urban design principles
  • Selected as the first One Planet Living Communities project endorsed in North America
  • Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)
  • LEED-ND Platinum certified



Walnut Creek Library

Awarded through a design competition, BKF provided civil engineering and surveying services for the new Walnut Creek Main Library. The library features an underground parking garage, plazas, gardens, and streetscape improvements.  Key features incorporated into the project by BKF include bioretention facilities to promote storm water quality, a permanent dewatering system, and modifications to the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Broadway and Lincoln Streets.

  • 42,000 sq. ft.
  • Bioretention facilities
  • Storm water quality
  • Traffic signal design



Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale

BKF has been providing civil engineering and surveying services for this 80-acre commercial campus. Design included rezoning, general plan amendments, CEQA processing, master planning, and engineering. Survey included ALTA surveys, parcelization, entitlement processing, and full construction plans for the campus site layout, grading, and utility plans.

  • 2.4 million sq. ft.  campus on 80 acres
  • 8-story office buildings 5,000 linear ft. of roadway
  • 7,900-vehicle parking
  • 1 million sq. ft. landscaping
  • LEED Gold certified



About Us

For 100+ years BKF has been delivering inspired infrastructure for our clients. With our large network of offices in California we have developed extensive local knowledge that provides us with an understanding of issues relating to feasibility, permitting, and entitlement approvals. We work hard to help you achieve your goals, and get your projects to the finish line. 650.482.6300


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