Residential Project Experience

Treasure Island, San Francisco

BKF has been involved in the base closure and re-use of Treasure Island for the past 8 years assisting the Development Team and City with planning and coordination of project infrastructure. Our efforts have included the review of the existing infrastructure systems, site planning assistance, conceptual utility designs, and preliminary construction cost estimates for the redevelopment project. We have worked closely with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Department of Public Works to develop project standards and designs for street layout, storm drain, potable water, recycled water, sanitary sewer, street and storm water quality designs.

  • 120-acre residential and commercial redevelopment
  • 330-acre open space/park
  • 6,000 residential units
  • 700,000 sq. ft. retail
  • Recycled concrete and asphalt
  • AIA National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
  • AIA California Council Urban Design Award
  • Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award
  • “Adaptive Management Strategy” for protection against sea level rise


100 Van Ness, San Francisco

100 Van Ness is a 399 unit apartment community in San Francisco’s “mid-Market” neighborhood.  The 29 story tower is a complete renovation of an existing office building.

• 360-degree views of the San Francisco Bay area

• 112 underground parking stalls

• Targeting LEED Gold by re-using existing structure

• 2015 ENR Best Project Award in the Residential/Hospitality Category




Shinsei Gardens, Alameda

BKF provided design and survey services for this award winning, LEED Platinum certified apartment complex built on the former U.S. Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center. It serves low-income households, with priority given to veterans. All units are universally designed for accessibility and sustainability.

  • 39-unit housing
  • 4 two-story buildings separate, 2-story buildings
  • Children’s playground
  • Multifamily GreenPoint Rated
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Award of Excellence
  • LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Platinum certification




UC Berkeley Albany Village

BKF assisted the University of California (UC) Berkeley with its Albany Village design-build infrastructure project. Construction consisted of 582-units of new student housing, including replacement of all roads, sidewalks, and drainage systems.

  • 25-acre student housing
  • 582 new apartment flats in three-story structures
  • Design-build
  • Design of creek restoration and bioswales
  • New 6,000 linear ft. utility loop including electric and communication lines
  • Bioswales to filter storm water runoff
  • LEED design



Logan Place Apartments, Petaluma

Logan Place Apartment Project is an affordable apartment, located along Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma.

  • 66 affordable multi-family apartment units
  • Podium Parking
  • PV and Solar hot Water





Parkmerced, San Francisco

BKF is providing civil engineering services for the $1.2 billion Parkmerced redevelopment project to transform the community into a more pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with transit Muni stops at the heart of the future Parkmerced, parks, and retail. Parkmerced is being designed as a resident-oriented community that will implement the most advanced techniques in combating climate change and providing innovative transportation strategies.

  • 8,900 units on 152 acres
  • Net increase of 5,679 units
  • Resident-oriented green community
  • Innovative transportation strategies
  • Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design - AIA National







Fife Creek Commons, Guerneville

The Fife Creek Commons provides affordable housing opportunities for low-income families. Since Guerneville has a history of habitual flooding, Fife Creek Commons was designed so all the units are on an elevated platform above the 100-year base flood elevation, or 15 feet above the ground.

  • 1.7 acres with 48-unit housing
  • 36 single-story flats and 12 two-story townhome units
  • 1,768 sq. ft. community center
  • The first affordable housing project in the Russian River area



Main Street Village, Fremont

Main Street Village provides much needed supportive housing for the community in an environmentally friendly fashion. Integrated into the large complex are numerous green building features, including bay-friendly landscaping, storm water treatment systems, a solar thermal system, photovoltaic panels, energy-efficient electrical/plumbing fixtures, and on-demand hot water heaters in every unit. BKF provided civil and survey services from entitlements through project completion.

  • 96,809 square-foot complex
  • 17 studios, 17 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom apartments
  • 2012 EcoHome Design Award
  • Achieved highest green point score of any multi-family project to date in the state of California (218 in the Build it Green GreenPoint Scale)



Infinity Towers, San Francisco

BKF provided civil engineering services for the development of the Infinity Towers project which includes two high-rise towers (of 37 and 42 stories) and two mid-rise buildings.

  • 656 condominiums
  • 1,700 linear ft. street frontage
  • Underground parking


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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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