EmeryStation West is the one of the largest life-science developments to be built in the East Bay over the past decade and is the latest addition to the thriving EmeryStation Research and Tech Campus in Emeryville, CA.
Connecting the building’s occupants to public transit is a key feature of this project. New bus bays were built on the ground level of the parking garage for access and loading, as well as a passenger platform joining the facility to the adjacent Amtrak station. In addition, a new bridge spanning the active train tracks connecting a public roof garden with an existing pedestrian bridge, further defines this feature.
A prominent attribute of the building is the 189,680 sq.-ft., design-built exterior skin. Due to the ‘L’ type occupancy of the tenant spaces being within 30 feet of the adjacent property, the exterior skin required a 2-hour rating for the metal panel system. In lieu of using a tube-steel system to connect the exterior metal panel skin, DPR implemented a prefabricated metal stud and exterior gypsum system which was installed by DPR’s self-perform group. This allowed the project to obtain the rating it required while shortening the construction schedule by 2 weeks.
DPR self-performed the concrete, drywall and framing, doors, and acoustical ceiling scopes. Our Concrete group helped drive the schedule by staying on track with critical pours resulting in approximately 10% project cost savings.