The building’s skin is an EIFS accented by glazing consistent with the existing campus. The skin offers a traditional look on the South and West elevations, while the East and North elevations transition into an unique and playful façade. DPR's Self-Perform Work (SPW) team took a leadership role in this project through exterior framing and sheathing, interior framing and drywall, ACT, doors frames & hardware and Division 10 specialties. Our self-perform groups went above and beyond their normal bounds by installing skylights and prefabricated metal trusses.
The project took place on an occupied K-12 campus. Considerable safety measures were put in place to separate the students from the on going construction, including a custom web-based scheduling system for material deliveries. Using this schedule, each trade could schedule deliveries in advance without being a distraction to student, parents or teachers. The project achieved zero safety incidents.
DPR also created a solid relationship with Berkeley Preparatory School and incorporated specialized learning experiences for the students, such as a demonstration on how to signal a crane. The Seivold Center provides a place where education has the chance to “take root” and enable students to grow in both stature and character through stimulating curiosity and confidence.