SOAR Ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, Friday 9/28
The San Francisco Office of the AIDS tenant improvement site is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue between Hickory Street (North) and Oak Street (South). The site is owned by the City and County of San Francisco.
The existing building is considered to be a historically significant building with the new tenant improvement areas on the first floor, third floor, fifth floor and sixth floor. The new San Francisco Office of the AIDS Renovation tenant improvement suite on the first floor will be the main patient area featuring multiple exam rooms, a chart room, a laboratory and staff and office spaces. The third floor will feature an audio and video conference room, storage room and a break room. The fifth floor will feature office spaces, a few upgraded exam rooms and a work room. The sixth floor will feature a main conference room, considered a historical room with vaulted ceiling, audio and video capabilities, renovated offices, a kitchenette, and storage space.
Through this unique and timely funding opportunity, the SOAR Project will expand, renovate, and reorganize the three Research Units of the SF DPH AIDS Office to maximize efficiency and functionality through green and sustainable design. The construction of this project is anticipated to take place over 16 months and will consist of multiple phases in order to maintain operation of the units and service to the public. Sequencing of the phases may change as considerations for relocation, cost savings and project delivery time are further evaluated.
San Francisco Office of AIDS Renovation – (SOAR) project first floor is expected to exceed the City’s green building design principles delineated in the City and County of San Francisco Environment Code which includes Green Building requirements for the design and construction of public building to be certified at LEED EB Silver-level or higher. The project first floor has been designed to meet LEED Silver-level certification.
The Request for Proposal for selection of CMGC has just been completed with the announcement of the selected contractor taking place on February 18, 2011. The selected contractor will begin pre-construction services as soon as an award is in place. Completion of the construction documents is scheduled for June 2011 and construction scheduled to begin in August 2011. Construction is expected to last 16 months from start of construction.
The project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is budgeted at 4.9M.
The Bureau of Architecture, in conjunction with Bureau of Engineering, are the lead design teams, working closely with the Department of Public Health.
Turner Construction was recently selected as the CMGC contractor and will soon begin pre-construction services.
Benito Olguin, AIA, Project Architect