Commercial Project Experience

The Exchange - Mission Bay, San Francisco

The Exchange on 16th is a $485 million Urban Research Campus that consists of 4 interconnected buildings (two 12-story and two 6-story) located in Mission Bay’s Block 40, just south of 16th Street and east of Interstate 280.

  • 750,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space
  • 15,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail space
  • 262,000 sq. ft. 5-story integrated parking structure
  • 3.5-acre development site with pedestrian-friendly open urban plazas, pocket-parks, green roofs, and rain gardens
  • Permitting for Caltrans and Joint Powers Board encroachment


Oakland Army Base Design/Build Services

Designing Port adjacent and rail supported logistics center required a thorough understanding of constraints, opportunities, and process to redevelop the former Oakland Army Base.

Phase 1

  • New rail manifest and support rail yard
  • New bulk marine terminal
  • 1 million sq. ft. of new warehouse space
  • New roads and utility infrastructure
  • Soil stabilization and environmental remediation
  • New recycling center

Phase 2

  • Intermodal terminal
  • 15 acres of truck parking and ancillary service area
  • Additional warehouse and logistics space
  • Rehabilitation of existing roadways
  • New sewer, water, and storm drain system
  • Sea Rise considerations
  • Bay Mud
  • Caltrans Encroachment Permits






Intuit Campus, Mountain View

BKF is assisting Intuit with its vision of high sustainability, designing many sustainable features on the campus. The design preserves existing trees, uses native drought tolerant plants, develops green storm water management strategies, creates alternative transportation options and uses the latest renewable energy technologies.

  • Civil engineering designs to support landscape, parking and pedestrian circulation improvements on the existing 36-acre Intuit campus
  • 11 existing buildings on 8 parcels
  • 2 new buildings include a 185,000 sq. ft. office building
  • Site improvements completed in multiple phases
  • High sustainability adopts design strategies that aim to preserve existing trees, use native drought tolerant plants, green storm water management strategies, alternative transportation and the latest renewable energy technologies
  • 36-acre campus
  • New 180,000 sq. ft. office building on 4.3 acre site
  • Review of civil LEED Credits to achieve LEED Platinum certification



555 Mission Street, San Francisco

625,000 SF commercial 33-story high-rise tower located near the Transbay Terminal in the South of Market District of San Francisco constructed of a steel frame with glass curtain skin with two levels containing 180 subterranean parking stalls.

  • 33 story high-rise office building
  • 625,000 sq. ft. commercial tower near the Transbay Terminal
  • A zero-lot line project
  • LEED Gold certified (first LEED Gold office tower in San Francisco)





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


Campus at North First Street , San Jose

BKF was responsible for the preparation of design documents and mapping for the first phase of an ultimately 2.8 million square foot office campus on 43-acres in North San Jose.  As part of the first phase of development, BKF prepared planning documents, design development plans, construction drawings, and completed a resolved boundary and associated mapping.

  • 4-phase office campus development on approximately 43-acres
  • Phase 1 includes 1.8MSF of office space served by 4 parking garages
  • New gridded public street
  • Sanitary sewer flow monitoring and demand documentation report
  • LEED compliance for storm water quality measures and project soil and erosion control


Oracle Headquarters, Redwood City

BKF provided complete civil design for the Oracle headquarters site located at the former Marine World Africa USA Park in Redwood Shores.

  • 65-acre office park
  • 7-acre shoreline park and pathway system
  • 13-acre man-made lagoon
  • 6 multi-story buildings
  • 2.5 million sq. ft. office space
  • 50,000 sq. ft. conference center
  • 20,000 sq. ft. fitness center


Honda Port of Entry, Richmond

BKF provided multidisciplinary planning, design, entitlement, and construction support services to redevelop the Port of Richmond’s Historic Kaiser Shipyard Number 3. The comprehensive infrastructure project serves Honda import/export requirements.

  • Water, wastewater, and storm drainage reconstruction
  • Bay Trail improvements
  • $10 million infrastructure project



Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

The Transbay Tower in San Francisco will total approximately 1.3 million square feet of commercial office space and become the tallest building in San Francisco.

  • Surveying services
  • Design coordination with the Transbay Transit Center project team
  • Design of new utility laterals and utility capacity studies
  • Grading & street frontage designs
  • Stormwater Control Plan
  • A minimum of LEED Gold certification goal



Apple Retail Stores, 10 California Locations

BKF provided civil design for site improvements on 10 Apple retail stores and data centers in California. Apple project locations include: Cupertino, Elk Grove, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Fremont, Newark, Newport Beach, Rancho Cucamonga


The Barlow Center, Sebastapol

The Barlow, a new events center in Sebastopol, includes a mixture of new and refurbished retail spaces & restaurants.

  • 12.5 acres
  • 17 buildings
  • 220,000 sq. ft. of new/remodeled buildings


Sonoma-Cutrer Winery

The Sonoma-Cutrer Winery improved their facilities with updates to their winery, warehouse, roads and infrastructure.

  • Comprehensive consulting, design entitlement, & construction phasing
  • Complete topographic design mapping
  • Coordination with project design team and jurisdictional agencies
  • Facilitated permitting and entitlement services
  • Provided construction staking and related services
  • Provided staffing coordination, general contract and project management










AAA Station Landing, Walnut Creek

With a rapid schedule and design-build project delivery method, BKF worked diligently to assist the team in securing entitlements and building permits. Complicated by limited site area, topographic constraints, and minimal public drainage infrastructure, BKF developed a strategy to comply with NDPES C.3 storm water quality requirements which includes three bioretention areas which capture 80% of the average annual runoff.

  • 225,000 sq. ft., six-story building
  • Parking structure, and associated site improvements
  • Storm water quality uses 40% less water and 17% less energy than comparable buildings
  • Design-build
  • LEED Gold certified


America Center, San Jose

BKF provided master planning and civil design for the new 70-acre, 1 million sq. ft office/hotel campus in San Jose.

  • 70-acre landfill site
  • 1 million sq. ft office/hotel campus
  • First landfill development site in San Jose under Title 27
  • LEED Gold certified






Central and Wolfe, Sunnyvale

A redevelopment of 17.84 acres of land to be transformed into the leading and cutting edge commercial office space located in the heart of Silicon Valley for leading technology companies and the community. Some of the challenges on this project included: Stormwater management/quality, utility coordination  of the central utility plant, and recycled water for toilet & non-potable uses.

  • Traffic Impact Analysis
  • Separate parking structure
  • Central utility plant
  • ALTA survey of 9 existing parcels
  • LEED Platinum pending certification


Dick’s Sporting Goods

Redeveloping the former Los Robles Lodge site into a commercial retail development required both sensitivity to protecting mature oak trees and accommodations for street improvement to improve circulation.

  • Storm Water Treatment with Vegetated Swales and Bioretention
  • Public Road Widening
  • PG&E, AT&T and Comcast Utility Undergrounding
  • AutoTurn evaluation
  • Shallow Pavement Design with geotextile fabric to preserve mature Oak Trees

Indian Springs Resort & Spa Expansion, Calistoga

The historic Indian Springs Resort and Spa in downtown Calistoga is nearly tripling in size; expansion includes the addition of 75 guest rooms, and events center, a new restaurant, new roadways, and reclaimed water facilities for landscape irrigation.

  • Sewer shed analysis and private sewer design
  • Reclaimed water facilities for landscape irrigation featuring 89,000-gallon storage pond
  • 7,000 c.f. StormTrench detention basin and stormwater lift station




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