College of Marin – New Academic Center
Kentfield | California
This new gateway project includes a structural steel and concrete 43,000 square foot building. The one- and three-story facility will hold administration offices, classrooms, and an auditorium. Concrete walls, steel braced frames, light gage steel plate shear walls, and torque-down foundation piles structural systems were used effectively to limit expensive seismic separations between buildings. The main building is partially buried for campus level access. LEED Silver criteria were implemented. Total estimated cost of construction is $26 million.