Facebook MPK 20

Forell | Elsesser provided structural design services for the recently opened Facebook West Campus project. The building includes an on-grade open parking area for approximately 1500 automobiles, a second-story open office space with an enclosed area of approximately 433,000 square feet, and a 9 acre fully landscaped green roof. The landscape design includes over 300 trees and a variety of shrubs, plants, and grasses planted in a 24” deep soil profile. The design also includes 20 unique exterior stairs, a large access ramp, and 3 dramatic lobby stairs. The project was designed and coordinated in Catia Digital Project and completed under an aggressive permitting and construction schedule. This project is LEED Gold certified.

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Facebook MPK 21

Forell | Elsesser  Engineers provided structural design services for the Facebook MPK21 project. The building includes an on-grade open parking area for approximately 1750 cars, a second story open office space with an enclosed area of approximately 410,000 sq. ft., a large mezzanine space, and a roof with heavily landscaped areas and multiple large skylights, lobby, MEP, and conference room structures. The design also includes dozens of unique exterior stairs, light gauge steel “clusters,” a large courtyard with Redwood trees, and a large clearspan event space. The project was designed and coordinated in Revit and completed under an aggressive permitting and construction schedule.

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San Francisco State University, George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal and Creative Arts

Forell | Elsesser is providing structural engineering services for the new 72,000 sq. ft, 4-story Liberal and Creative Arts Building. The building includes the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) program as well as some interdisciplinary lecture space. The project is conceived as a flexible learning and production environment for teaching electronic media capture, editing, and broadcast.

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  • The building includes two multi-story television studios, along with a TV newsroom, radio station, video post-production space, audio recording production, and post-production space, as well as flexible classroom space for the BECA program.
  • The building is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Facebook MPK 22

Forell | Elsesser Engineers provided structural engineering services for the new 460,000 sq. ft. four-story office building designed by Gehry Partners. The entire building has an open atrium space with various landscape balconies. The open space allowed for various individual floor plans to weave throughout the building. The building connects with neighboring Facebook campus buildings through multiple pedestrian bridges, which required extensive site work.

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  • The nearby parking garage is connected to the three above-grade levels of the office building with pedestrian bridges that have spans varying from forty to seventy feet. In collaboration with the architect, F|E designed fourteen full height stairs in the interior and exterior of the structure.
  • In addition, there is a four-hundred-foot-long pedestrian bridge with maximum clear spans of eighty feet that connects the second floor of the office building to an adjacent nearby structure.
  • The building’s first-floor elevation was built up to account for sea-level rise. There are bio-retention areas that hold water after stormwater events to reduce the impact on the stormwater system from peak runoff.
  • The atrium is lined with conference and huddle rooms that appear to defy gravity.  The freestanding structures are a combination of structural steel and light-gage framing, providing both structural and acoustical separations between floors.