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.      

Savage & Cooke Distillery

Savage & Cooke Distillery

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Savage & Cooke Distillery

ROLE: Architect of Record, Construction Administration
CLIENT: Savage & Cooke, LLC
PROGRAM:

Bldg 65: 18,995 SF  & Bldg 45: 16,097 SF

Total: 35,092 SF

AWARDS:

2019 Wood Design Award sponsored by WoodWorks 

2019 ENR California Award of Merit North 

PRESS:

Savage & Cooke Distillery Grand Opening 

Wine mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery 

Building 45 Steel Insert Construction Video 

This new distillery spans two historic buildings on Mare Island in Vallejo, California, Buildings 45 and 65, connected by a historic passenger bridge. First, RIM began working on Building 45 in 2014, with developer Lennar Mare Island, to determine what potential this unique historic bunker might have. Not long after, Napa Valley winemaker, Dave Phinney, took interest in the historic features of this building and its’ neighbor, Building 65, and the vision for Savage & Cooke was born.   

Representative of some of the oldest buildings on Mare Island, the distillery features many unique details including brick cisterns that remain exposed for viewing, an old military bunker now home to a VIP tasting room, and beautiful brick detailing throughout. As Architect of Record, RIM was involved in historic review presentations and approvals, permitting, design documents, and construction administration. This distillery facility includes full distilling operations, office space, multiple levels of barrel storage, a tasting room with restrooms, and a rooftop gathering space. Located walking distance from the ferry terminal, Savage & Cooke is the first whiskey distillery on Mare Island and is part of a small group of companies revitalizing this area.