Project Experience

  • Paradise Valley Estates Senior Retirement Community

    Fairfield | California Photo courtesy of Perkins Eastman Paradise Valley Estates is a continued care retirement community in need of a seismic retrofit and an expansion of their existing facilities. ZFA is providing structural engineering services for the expansion for Qual Creek a 15,000 square foot, 18-bed memory care facility.  The expansion involves the partial renovation […]

  • Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services Clinic

    Emeryville | California This project was a fast paced tenant improvement for a new pediatric orthopedic and cardiology clinic in Emeryville. ZFA provided full structural design services for the 12,400 square foot pediatric specialty services clinic located within a 1940’s warehouse and spans two different building types. Estimated construction costs are $14 million.  

  • Atria Hillsdale Senior and Assisted Living Facility

    Palo Alto | California The new 70,000 square foot three-story mixed use building over two levels of subterranean parking is located in south Palo Alto, CA.  ZFA’s team of engineers met unique design challenges by implementing buckling-restrained braces in eccentric configurations enabling them to deliver optimal seismic performance and preserves the exterior views.  The building […]

  • Alameda Health System Acute Rehabilitation

    Palo Alto | California The new 70,000 square foot three-story mixed use building over two levels of subterranean parking is located in south Palo Alto, CA.  ZFA’s team of engineers met unique design challenges by implementing buckling-restrained braces in eccentric configurations enabling them to deliver optimal seismic performance and preserves the exterior views.  The building […]

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Central Plant NPC Upgrade

    San Jose | California In order to meet state-mandated seismic performance requirements of SB 1953, SCVMC’s Central Plant which provides utilities to buildings on the campus, required a nonstructural performance category (NPC) upgrade. Throughout the design and analysis phase, ZFA worked in close collaboration with members of the hospital’s Facilities Staff. ZFA performed extensive field surveys to […]

  • VA Consolidated Outpatient Surgical Specialty Clinic

    Mather | California The building is a new two-story, 19,100 square foot consolidated outpatient surgical specialty clinic. The structure is steel framed with a floor and roof structure made of concrete on composite steel concrete wide flange beams and girders, and steel columns. The exterior construction is glass curtain wall and steel stud framing. The design required […]

  • Eureka Open Door Community Health Center

    Eureka | California This new two-story, 27,400 square foot wood framed building provides medical and behavioral healthcare. The clinic integrates strong design and state-of-the-art diagnostic and was designed to support team care, patient-centered health homes, wellness and illness prevention activities. The design required conformance with OSHPD 3 requirements. Cost: $14M | Completed: 2013

  • John Muir Health Ambulatory Care Center Seismic Retrofit

    Walnut Creek | California The 144,000 gross square feet building was originally constructed in 1984.  It consists of three stories of office space over a subterranean basement with space for primary care physicians, specialists, an Urgent Care Center, patient education, laboratory and imaging services.  ZFA was selected as the seismic retrofit specialist, and evaluated the existing […]

  • Laguna Honda Hospital, Existing Buildings 2 & 3

    San Francisco | California Principal Mark Moore served as Project Manager and authorized EOR on this project prior to joining ZFA. As part of the Senior Housing Feasibility Study, a seismic evaluation was performed on these (1930s) five-story buildings. The cast-in-place slab, beams, columns and shear walls form the vertical and lateral force-resisting systems, and the […]

  • Laguna Honda Hospital Replacement

    San Francisco | California This project defines new standards of sustainable built environments in San Francisco and was recently listed as one of “America’s Top 10 Green Hospitals.” The project involves three new five- to seven-story nursing towers and a four-story “link” connecting building. The new buildings are steel framed with eccentric braced frames as the […]

  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Center for Joint Replacement

    Fremont | California ZFA prepared the structural design of the new Center for Joint Replacement building with a total area of approximately 30,000 square feet. The Center opened in 2012, and features 30 private patient rooms and eight examination rooms. Estimated construction cost is $25 million. Other ZFA Projects at Washington Hospital Healthcare: Preliminary Seismic Evaluation […]

  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Outpatient Clinic

    Santa Rosa | California Tenant improvements were needed for this 24,000 square foot medical clinic. The structural scope of work included: assisting the Architect with interior framing details, anchorage of the following equipment: radiology equipment (GE Essenta DR or similar), two audiology booths recessed into the slab, four dental chairs, four wall-mounted dental x-ray units, one […]