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Alameda Creek Watershed Center


New interpretive museum for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.  Located adjacent to the historic landmark Sunol Water Temple, this complex project features a stream aquarium, interpretive exhibits, classroom spaces, and a 2.5 acre botanical garden focusing on the natural and human history of the watershed. Extensive coordination throughout the process ensured that delivery of educational and interpretive mission of the facility and meet sustainability targets of Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum.

Lead BIM coordinator
Performed design development and construction drawings including construction details, REVIT families, ADA details
Ensured project met local and state code compliance through research and creating egress and occupancy charts and plans
Ensured sustainability goals through research, coordination and collaboration with consultants, and selection of sustainable materials, products, practices such as building orientation, water conservation features, integration with landscape, use of local products and photovoltaic panels
Created schedules such as doors, windows, and finishes
Extensive collaboration, coordination and managements of structural, mechanical, electrical engineers, landscape architects, and specialty consultants including weekly meetings and clash detection
Prepared presentations for San Francisco Arts Commission, Civic Design Reviews, community groups, and PUC

Software Used
REVIT, NavisWorks, SketchUp, Illustrator

11,000 square feet

New Construction


Design Team

Nicolas Ancel, Paul DeFreitas, Julia Groat, Rafael Gutierrez, Martha Ketterer, Rommel Taylor, Konstantin Zlatev

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