Bay Area, CA

Confidential Biotechnology Client Office Building


Structural Engineering


255,000 sf

Key Info

Full-height atrium

R+C contributed to advancement of construction schedule


Rutherford + Chekene was structural engineer for the 255,000 sf building, a seven-story tower consisting of two office wings surrounding a full-height atrium. R+C delivered deep foundation and structural steel for permitting and fabrication at the end of the Design Development phase to allow construction schedule to be advanced. R+C and the steel fabricator used the Tekla in-model review process to deliver structural steel three weeks ahead of schedule. The building is designed for flexibility, to optimize use of space, to create a collaborative work environment, and to embody sustainability. The building includes conference space and a cafeteria on the first level. R+C is also providing structural engineering for the Employee Center adjacent to the office.


Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.