Projects

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation
How do you create a new science building in the heart of a dense urban university campus?
USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Forell | Elsesser provided structural engineering services for the new construction of this 60,000 s.f. laboratory and classroom building. The project includes a 3-story above grade studio building and a 1-story underground plaza structure containing laboratory space, classroom, observatory, greenhouse, and support spaces.

Customized Solution

  • The structure is cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned concrete beams. Concrete shear walls are used for seismic protection.
  • The new building will connect with the adjacent Science Center at various levels, including an underground connection corridor.
  • Skylights provide natural daylight for the underground structure.
USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Highlights

  • Architect: NBBJ, Contractor: Cahill
  • Owner: University of San Francisco
  • Cast-in-place concrete with concrete shear walls
USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation
USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation
USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Team

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

René Vignos

Chief Operating Officer

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Russell Berkowitz

Principal

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Lindsey Maclise

Principal

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Masume Mansouri Dana

Principal

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Simin Naaseh

Senior Principal

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Susan LaFore

Associate