ADAPTIVE REUSE OF GENERAL STOREHOUSE, Alameda CA USA

(Experience with Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley CA)

MWDL DESIGN TEAM: Marcy Wong, Tai-Ran Tseng, Shalmali Wagle | Renderings by Peter Logan

ROLE: Conceptual Design | BIM Modelling & Sheets in Revit | HPCA Submittal, Permit Submittal & Architectural Drawing Sets in Revit | Site Visits & Client/Consultant Meetings | Existing Conditions Site Verification | 

AREA: 301,000 SF

Building 8 at Alameda Point in California was originally designed and constructed in 1939-1940 as a General Storehouse, and was extended with an east addition in 1943. The building is identified as a contributor to the Naval Air Station Alameda Historic District, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This adaptive reuse of Building 8 involves the evaluation and rehabilitation of the deteriorated building shell, replacement of the utilities and infrastructure, accessibility improvements, in addition to the accommodation of new building uses such as commercial kitchens, work/live units, office spaces, and community areas. The project revitalizes the surrounding historic context. The development features around 88 work/live units; 40 commercial units that create a vibrant interactive space at the ground level; courtyards that allow natural daylight into the building; and a rooftop community center that provides breathtaking views of the city.

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