SGH consulted on the enclosure for the two new structures: a two-story classroom building with a performance hall and the three-story KCRW building. Both are clad with a combination of brick, fiber-cement panels, cement plaster stucco, and glass curtain wall. We also consulted on building enclosure alterations for the remodeled classroom and faculty office building, including new storefront glazing and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:
Reviewed the proposed building enclosure design for the new buildings and existing building and recommended ways to improve performance
Developed details to integrate the various enclosure systems and the addition with the existing building
Reviewed project specifications for roofing, waterproofing, sheet metal flashing, joint sealants, and water-resistive barriers
Designed structural attachments to anchor cladding to the base structure
Provided construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals to compare with the design intent, observing ongoing construction, and helping the contractor solve field conditions
SGH also designed structural support and seismic bracing for interior features and components (e.g., hung wood acoustic panels and large audio equipment) and architectural site features, such as signs, fences, and gates.