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Degenkolb Engineers Headquarters Tenant Improvement

Degenkolb Engineers Headquarters Tenant Improvement | San Francisco, California

With the call for green building design and construction growing in virtually every market, you need to have the expertise and experience to help customers develop the right strategies that not only help the environment but meet their business needs.

DPR with Pollack Architects helped Degenkolb meet their goals on a 26,000-sq.-ft. tenant improvement in the Russ Building for their new San Francisco office headquarters. The work consisted of partial demolition of the existing space, construction of open office areas, numerous conference rooms, a board room, private offices, a library, I.T. area, and lobby.

Challenges and Solutions

One of the main challenges on this project was that the client decided after the design was complete and during the demolition phase that they wanted to pursue LEED certification. DPR, with the rest of the team, had to roll up their sleeves and dig in, in order to get this done. DPR quickly created a LEED scorecard, identifying all achievable points and then assigned role and credit responsibilities to the project team. DPR then managed the plan and held each team member accountable for their assigned points. The status was communicated to the team using a responsibility matrix, so all team members knew where we were in our goal to achieve LEED certification.

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