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Lick-Wilmerding High School Historic Renovation & Expansion, San Francisco, CA | Forell Elsesser and the project team created a resilient, sustainable high school expansion named an AIA COTE Top Ten, and targets net zero energy, LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge.

College of Marin, Miwok Center

Forell | Elsesser Engineers provided the structural engineering services for the new aquatic center for the College of Marin at the Indian Valley Campus in Novato. The new Miwok Center is a Design-Build project that support students’ academic health and wellness, kinesiology, aquatics, and athletics programs. The center includes a state-of-the-art building that holds a 50-meter competition pool with an adjacent six-lane, 25-yard warm-up pool. The facility also includes a 10-meter dive tower that is designed using a cast-in-place concrete core with pre-cast concrete dive platforms. This new 21,000 sf building includes a fitness center with areas for cardio equipment, weights, and group fitness. The center also includes community space for aquatic classes, teams, meets, and camps, as well as for recreational purposes.

Customized Solutions

  • The center is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification and makes use of the campus’s geothermal resources and an on-campus photovoltaic farm to power the facility.
  • The 10-meter dive tower was a designed using a cast-in-place concrete core with pre-cast concrete dive platforms to minimize the use of formwork during construction
  • The design was closely coordinated with the design team to meet all dimensional requirements for use of the dive tower in competition, while also meeting code requirements for a concrete shear wall and moment frame lateral system.
  • This project was delivered via the Design-Build delivery method and was reviewed and approved by DSA