At the start of the project, the University of California Hastings College of Law campus consisted of five buildings and an undeveloped lot, all of which were on two contiguous blocks. Located in San Francisco’s historic and urban Civic Center District, the Replacement Building project was constructed on the empty lot. Sited near adjacent structures, the new 57,500 GSF facility includes classrooms, offices, legal clinics, a conference center, and indoor and outdoor student life spaces. The project scope involved site demolition, hazardous material abatement, access roads/sidewalks, utilities, fencing, landscaping, security, CCTV, interior furnishings, and building management systems.
AGS performed a geotechnical study for the proposed expansion section. The purpose was to explore and evaluate subsurface conditions and develop site-specific geotechnical conclusions and recommendations for the 50% SD phase which included foundation design parameters. This project involved high groundwater, the presence of liquifiable soils, and sensitivity to noise and vibration.
AGS’ civil scope included services from schematic design through construction administration services, including contract document peer review services. AGS’ site improvement plans included a site investigation of existing facilities (water, sewer, gas, electric, and storm facilities), sidewalk improvement plan, utility plan, and stormwater control plan.