Red Bay Coffee

Forell | Elsesser provided structural engineering services for a single modified shipping container that houses a unique coffee bar.


Customized Solution

  • This eye-catching 25-foot repurposed container coffee bar in the courtyard of one of Uptown Oakland’s trendiest areas provides the perfect format for Red Bay Coffee to serve their loyal patrons as well as attract new customers.
  • The container was delivered pre-manufactured to the site outfitted with piping and internal wiring, ready to connect to site utilities.  The product was pre-engineered prior to delivery with openings to create windows and doors that service the needs of the retail space.
  • The foundation design consists of shallow spread-footings with pedestals.

Wareham Development Parking Structure

Forell | Elsesser provided structural engineering services for this cast-in-place concrete four-story parking structure with a gross building area of 93,000 s.f. This fast-paced project provided 330 parking spaces in the Aquatic Park Center neighborhood in Berkeley, California.
Customized Solution
  • Post-tensioned concrete beams spanning 62 feet allow for parking and vehicular circulation
  • One-way post-tensioned slab provides an economic structure
  • Strategically placed concrete shear walls balance structural requirements, accommodate traffic flow and security enforcement