California Academy of Sciences

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Our Role
Development Manager, Project Leader
California Academy of Sciences
Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Executive Architect - Chong Partners Architecture (now Stantec)
Structural, MEP, other engineering - ARUP; Civil - Rutherford & Chekene; Life Support - MWH Global; LEED Commissioning - CTG; Hortaculture - Rana Creek Ranch; Landscape - SWA Group
Webcor Builders
433,000 square feet
Cultural/Institutional, Office, Sustainable, Tenant Improvements
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, California View Map
Building Complete October, 2007; Open to the Public September, 2008
For more than eight years, D. R. YOUNG ASSOCIATES (in association with T.J. REAGAN, INC.) served as Project Leader for one of San Francisco's most groundbreaking museum renovations. Through multiple phases of entitlement, design and construction, D. R. YOUNG ASSOCIATES coordinated the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and a highly specialized team of consultants, contractors and vendors numbering in the thousands (not to mention 900 species of fish, 38,000 examples of fauna, and 20 million items of its natural history collections). The result is an architectural landmark with the distinction of being the world’s largest publicly accessible building to earn LEED Platinum certification for sustainability by the United States Green Building Council.