Swinerton Concord Office

Swinerton Concord Office

COMMERCIAL / OFFICE

Swinerton Concord Office

ROLE: Interior Design Tenant Improvements; Programming
CLIENT: Swinerton Builders
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tyler Chartier
Swinerton Builders engaged RIM Architects to envision their new work environment, spread onto two high-rise floors in Concord, California. Tenant improvements focused on connecting all departments via an open stair of clean, modern expressions of materials. During the early stages, RIM provided a visioning workshop to capture their needs, goals, and aspirations for a work environment with cross-generational appeal. The result is a space that reflects Swinerton’s brand palette, patterns, and culture while also prioritizing daylight and views.
PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

COMMERCIAL OFFICE / EDUCATION

PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

ROLE: Architecture & Interior Design
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric
DESIGN BUILDER: Turner Construction Co.
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Gold NC -Substation Building
LEED Silver ID+C – Existing Main Building
 
AWARD: ENR 2020 Regional Best Project for Green Category (North)

PG&E Livermore recently opened its new Electric Safety Training Center, the first de-energized substation training site in the U.S. Here, the focus is on safety training for electric substation operations and maintenance. The new training site, designed by RIM Architects, will provide a safe environment to train, validate, and assess substation employees in realistic simulated field conditions, complete with full-size training poles and mini-residential buildings. The centralized location provides seamless training from classroom laboratory to outdoor facilities. The training center accommodates an estimated 4,400 annual student training days for 775 crew leads/sub foreman, electricians, substation inspectors, and utility workers.     

85 Bluxome Office Building

85 Bluxome Office Building

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

85 Bluxome Office Building 

ROLE:  Architect, Interior Design, Construction Administration
CLIENT:  85 Bluxome LLC
SUSTAINABILITY LEED GOLD
RESILIENCY Gold+ USRC (US Resiliency Council) Rating 
PRESS Resiliency: The New Sustainability 

This project involved demolition of an existing building at 81-85 Bluxome Street and construction of a new 5-story, 56,850 SF office building. The design for the new office space includes Shell Building Design, Roof Deck, and Common Area Interiors.

The 65-foot high building features a private tenant roof deck on fifth level and common amenities on the roof level. The design of the building’s façade frames open window bays using rustic refined panels with an oxidized finish. Open floor plates provide flexibility to meet future tenant’s needs for creative office space. The design employs modern materials and sustainable design practices including provision of bike lockers and shower facilities.

RIM managed the planning and environmental application phase and the design team management for the architecture and interior design, roof deck design, and signage design. RIM led this project through all phases of design development and construction documents and construction administration.

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANT

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

ROLE:  Architect of Record and Interior Design
CLIENT:  Ballast Point Brewing Company
PRESS:

Disney Blog  OC Register 

Recognized as the first-ever brewery in Downtown Disney, Ballast Point Brewing Company offers something unique–special beers produced on-site, including some limited-edition brews made just for Disneyland. The 4,000-square foot glass-enclosed bar and restaurant, designed by RIM, also includes an adjacent 2,500-square foot outdoor beer garden, a dining room, and a kitchen. With seating for 220, the seafaring venue offers views of the Downtown Disney promenade below. Its interior spaces mimic the hull of a ship with sailing references that include wooden interior ribbing, boat tie downs, sea life murals, and suggestions of ocean waves. 

The Downtown Disney district is open from 6am – 2am daily and is the main passage way for guests staying at the Disney hotel properties. Hence, one of the main challenges entailed construction in an environment that operates 24 hours of the day.  Additionally, one of the hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is located directly across from the brewery, with hotel rooms facing the site. Therefore, typical construction methods were revised to minimize sound from the construction site. 

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

COMMERCIAL OFFICE / EDUCATION

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

ROLE: Architecture & Interior Design
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric
DESIGN BUILDER: Roebbelen

The renovation of the eighth and twenty-seventh floors of PG&E’s headquarters is now complete. Located in San Francisco’s financial district at 77 Beale Street, the newly renovated floors include meeting rooms, offices, a dining area, quiet spaces, and lounge areas for viewing the bay. RIM provided architectural and interior design services from conceptual design through construction documents for both floors including furniture and room layouts.