History of Interactive Resources

2016
Jul

Marin Center Facility Conditions Assessment

Marin Center Facility Conditions Assessment

The County of Marin selected Interactive Resources to conduct a facility condition assessment (FCA) of its Civic Center campus in San Rafael, California, based on our expertise with similar projects — having performed hundreds of FCAs for the public and private sectors. The buildings assessed included the Auditorium, the Exhibit Hall, Showcase Theater, Concession Building, Meeting Rooms and the Fairgrounds...Read More

2015
Oct

Live Oak Large Scale Ground Mount Solar Array

Live Oak Large Ground Mount Solar Array, Candler County, Georgia, solar array, renewable energy, photovoltaic, Interactive Resources, structural engineering

SunLink retained Interactive Resources to provide structural engineering services for the 74 Megawatt large scale ground mount solar array that is located at Live Oak in Candler County, Georgia. Our services include the review of SunLink racking calculations for the ground mounted solar array and the array layout plans and details sheets for general conformance with the design calculations. We..Read More

Sep

San Rafael Customer Service Office Remodel

San Rafael Customer Service Office Remodel

Interactive Resources was retained by one of our longtime clients, Cushman & Wakefield to provide architectural design and engineering services for a local utility company’s Customer Service Office located on the ground floor of a mixed-use complex at 994 4th Street in San Rafael, California. The tenant improvement work included the design of a lobby, teller station with one fixed ADA station,..Read More

Sep

Applied Technology Building Infrastructure Upgrades – College of the Redwoods

Applied Technology Building Infrastructure Upgrades – College of the Redwoods

As part of a campus-wide utility infrastructure modernization project at the College of the Redwoods, Interactive Resources is providing an upgrade of student shops and lab areas, support offices, classrooms and restrooms in the Applied Technology Building. The scope of work includes design and construction documents for the modification of interior wall systems, the exterior building envelope, and ceilings; new..Read More

Aug

Customer Service Office Remodel

Customer Service Office Building Exterior

The Clocktower Plaza located in Hollister, California is comprised of many local tenants, office and retail spaces. After being retained by Cushman & Wakefield, we proceeded to provide comprehensive programming, space planning, and architectural design for the 2,100 sf customer service office, which is occupied by a local private utility company, and located in the Plaza. The lobby was remodeled with upgraded..Read More

Aug

Bakersfield Customer Service Office Remodel

Customer Service Lobby

Interactive Resources has enjoyed a long working relationship with a local, large private utility company, providing professional architectural, engineering and construction management services on multiple projects. Cushman & Wakefield, the property manager, retained our services to perform comprehensive programming, space planning, and architectural design for the customer service office (CSO) located in Bakersfield, California. This was one of several CSO projects..Read More

Aug

Luning Large Ground-Mount Solar Array

Luning Large Ground-Mount Solar Array

Interactive Resources provided structural engineering services for our client, SunLink on this large scale ground mount solar array located in Mineral County, Nevada. Our services included reviewing the racking design for a large single-axis tracker (SAT) ground mount solar array using embedded poles for support. We reviewed the driven pole engineering and geotechnical report, and array layout plans and details..Read More

May

Napa First United Methodist Church Rehabilitation

First United Methodist Church Post Earthquake Seismic Retrofit, Napa, CA, historic restoration, Interactive Resources, architectural design

The First United Methodist Church, built in 1917, was significantly damaged in the 2014 Napa earthquake. Interactive Resources was selected to join the design-build team led by Pullman SST, Inc. and provide historic architectural design services for both exterior and interior repairs. Working in conjunction with Kwan Henmi Architects, Interactive Resources prepared existing conditions documentation, design development, construction documents, specification..Read More

Apr

Fitch Mountain Elementary School Water Intrusion Investigation & Repairs

Fitch Mountain Elementary School Water Intrusion Investigation & Repairs

The Fitch Mountain Elementary School was suffering from water damage. The Healdsburg Unified School District retained Interactive Resources to provide forensic architectural and engineering services for the repair design of the extensive water damage at the school campus. Our scope of work included: an existing conditions survey and preparing a schematic design, design development, construction documents, specifications, cost estimate and..Read More

Apr

Early Childhood Mental Health Program Remodel

remodel, tenant improvement, architectural, space planning, structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Interactive Resources, interior design

Founded in 1974, the Early Childhood Mental Health Program (ECMHP) in Richmond, California offers a comprehensive therapeutic nursery program, child and family therapy, parental support groups, and other services to at-risk children and their families. In 2015, the ECMHP staff and Board of Directors selected Interactive Resources to undertake a significant tenant improvement project at their outdated facilities. Working closely..Read More

Feb

San Rafael Customer Service Center Remodel

Service Center Office Space

This tenant improvement project for a local utility company’s Customer Service Center located at 1220 Andersen Drive in San Rafael, California was separated into four phases. Our client desired a new open floor plan based on functional and operational requirements. Interactive Resources worked with the property manager, Cushman & Wakefield and our client to remodel an existing space and to..Read More

Feb

Student Union Infrastructure Upgrades – College of the Redwoods

Student Union Infrastructure Upgrades – College of the Redwoods

As part of the campus-wide utility infrastructure project at the College of the Redwoods, Interactive Resources is providing architectural design services for the upgrade of the Student Union’s dining area, bookstore, food sales area, and restrooms. Interactive Resources’ role in this project is similar to the Applied Technology Building project: modification of interior wall systems, the exterior building envelope, and..Read More

Jan

Franchise Tax Board Forensic Investigation

Franchise Tax Board Forensic Investigation

As part of an IDIQ contract for forensic architecture and engineering services for the State of California, DGS, Interactive Resources conducted a forensic investigation of ongoing water intrusion at two locations on the Franchise Tax Board campus. The water intrusion was apparent on the fourth floor of the Sacramento Building and on the third floor of the San Francisco building...Read More

2014
Sep

Bishop Ranch Turnstile Modification

Turnstile

The Bishop Ranch Business Center is located at 6121 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon, California. Our client was contracted with a local utility company to upgrade the secure turnstile entrance system. Interactive Resources designed the security entrance turnstiles for the gas monitoring facility. We provided schematic design, which included 3D renderings for new accessible secure turnstiles at the East and..Read More

Jul

656 Quinan Street Historical Rehabilitation

626 Quinan Street Historic Building Exterior

656 Quinan Street in Pinole’s historic district is an Italianate-style cottage constructed circa 1900. The Quinan Street project provides theatre education programming to students in Contra Costa County and school districts. Interactive Resources provided schematic design, planning, design development and entitlements for the historical home project, which involved raising the existing single-story structure in order to provide office space below..Read More

Jul

Town Center Applied Technology Services Facility, Calibration Lab & Common Area Remodel

PG&E Applied Technology Services Facility, Common Area Remodel, Danville, CA, Interactive Resources, architectural design, space planning, interior design

Interactive Resources has completed several projects for a local utility company with facilities throughout Northern and Central California. The Applied Technology Services Facility in Danville is managed by the Applied Technology Services (ATS) group. You can recognize the building by its huge geodesic dome. ATS provides the utility with a myriad of specialized services, from evaluating the safety of protective..Read More

Feb

Customer Service Office Remodel

Customer Service Office Remodel, Lodi, CA

Working with our client, Cushman & Wakefield, Interactive Resources provided architectural design and engineering services for the tenant improvement at a local utility company’s customer service office that is located at 1361 S. Lower Sacramento in Lodi, California. The firm provided conceptual design, construction documents and construction administration services for this 1,800 sf space. Our services included architectural design of the lobby area,..Read More

Feb

City of Healdsburg Facility Condition Assessments and Long Range Maintenance Plan

City of Healdsburg Facility Condition Assessments and Long Range Maintenance Plan

The City of Healdsburg selected Interactive Resources to provide a facilities condition assessment to review and evaluate nine active use facilities as part of the City’s long term strategic plan development. These buildings included: the city hall, police station, fire station, community development center, water treatment facility, wastewater treatment facility, Magnolia lift station, senior center, and the corporation yard. The..Read More

2013
Aug

Mendocino County Roofing Program

Mendocino County Roofing Program

Interactive Resources is currently under contract with the County of Mendocino for On-Call Architectural Services. As part of this contract, the firm is providing forensic architecture and engineering services for the replacement of existing roofs and HVAC equipment at the Sheriff’s, Administration and Public Health/Mental Health Facilities in Ukiah, California. An initial assessment was provided for each facility that evaluated..Read More

Jun

Venture Café Remodel

Venture Café Remodel

A leading bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer engaged Interactive Resources to explore design concepts for an onsite food service facility within the corporate campus in Hercules, California. After meeting with the client to discuss various design concepts, our firm provided schematic design and construction documents for the new Venture Café and kitchen. The café offers healthy dining and a convenient, comfortable environment to..Read More

May

Ramal Winery Solar Array

Ramal Winery Solar Array

Interactive Resources was retained by the Solon Corporation, a provider of large commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic system solutions, to review the SOLQuick Ballast Design Report for the combination ballasted and anchored arrays at Ramal Winery located at 27000 Ramal Road in Sonoma, California. Our  survey consisted of an independent engineering review of the findings in the report. Our analysis of..Read More

May

Suisun-Fairfield Train Depot Rehabilitation

Suisun-Fairfield Train Depot Renovation, Suisun City, California, historic restoration, historic preservation, train depot, Interactive Resources, architectural design

The Suisun-Fairfield Depot was one of two dozen “colonnade-style” stations erected by the Southern Pacific Railroad and is the only one remaining in Solano County. Originally constructed in 1914, the building had undergone several previous additions and alterations. Interactive Resources, working with the City of Suisun City and the Solano Transportation Agency, prepared a conceptual design study, construction documents and..Read More

Apr

Customer Service Office Remodel

Customer Service Office Remodel

Interactive Resources was retained by Cushman & Wakefield to provide architectural design and engineering services for a local utility company’s customer service office located at 100 North Main Street in Fort Bragg, California. This 3,200 sf space was converted from an existing lease space into a welcoming and functional customer service facility, featuring a lobby area with payment kiosk, web zone kiosk,..Read More

2012
May

Crockett Veteran’s Memorial Hall Restoration

Crockett Veteran’s Memorial Hall Restoration

Interactive Resources is currently serving as the historic architect for the Crockett Community Services District on the rehabilitation of Crockett’s Memorial Hall. Our historical services for the District have included preparing the Historic Resource Evaluation, the National Register Nomination, and the schematic design drawings and cost estimate for the rehabilitation. The building was found eligible for the National Register of..Read More

Apr

AC Transit General Office Weatherization & Roof Repairs

AC Transit General Office Weatherization & Roof Repairs

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) selected Interactive Resources to provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the weatherization of its General Offices in Oakland, which suffered from water leaks and related damages, and for the replacement of a metal roof at the Mack Facility in Hayward.  For the weatherization of the General Office facility, we prepared construction documents..Read More

Mar

The Arpeggio at Berkeley Building Condition and Engineering Assessment

The Arpeggio at Berkeley Building Condition and Engineering Assessment

 Interactive Resources was retained by TIAA-CREF Asset Management to formulate a general assessment of the building and building systems for the Arpeggio at Berkeley, a 143-unit mixed use project. The nine-story design fronts on Center Street and includes three levels of underground parking. The ground floor houses unimproved retail spaces and other developed spaces which are leased to the Berkeley..Read More

2011
Sep

Bateson Building Forensic Investigation

Bateson Building Forensic Investigation

The first large-scale building that showcased what we now call sustainable architecture was a State Office Building in Sacramento named after Gregory Bateson. Constructed in 1978, the Bateson Building was designed by former state architects Sim van der Ryn and Peter Calthorpe. The Bateson Building is a four story structure, with a concrete slab on grade at the ground floor,..Read More

Sep

Thomas Berkeley Square Property Condition and Engineering Assessment

Thomas Berkeley Square Property Condition and Engineering Assessment

Thomas Berkeley Square located in the uptown development district of Oakland, California is a mixed-use four-story office building with retail at the ground level. Major tenants include the Alameda County Social Services Agency and the North County Self Sufficiency Center. Interactive Resources performed a Property Condition and Engineering Assessment consisting of a comprehensive evaluation of the existing conditions of the..Read More

Aug

Sunnyvale Community Center Facility Condition Assessments

Sunnyvale Community Center Facility Condition Assessments

The Sunnyvale Community Center is located at 550 East Remington Drive in Sunnyvale and includes an Indoor Sports Center, Recreation (Administration) Building, Creative Arts Center and a 200-seat theater. This facility assessment project included various services as required to upgrade or replace mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), roofing components and ADA accessibility upgrades of the Sunnyvale Community Center. A rapid seismic..Read More

Jun

825 Alfred Nobel Tenant Improvement and Waterproofing

825 Alfred Nobel Tenant Improvement and Waterproofing

Interactive Resources performed a complete renovation of a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer’s office facility at 825 Alfred Nobel Drive in Hercules, California. Our architects remodeled the existing office space and weatherproofed the exterior of the building. The interior remodel created flexible open office areas with supervisor offices, small conference rooms and break-out meeting areas arranged to maximize opportunities for collaboration. A new..Read More

2010
Jun

801 and 851 Traeger Façade

801 and 851 Traeger Façade, San Bruno, CA, facade, forensic investigation, Interactive Resources

Alhouse Deaton Management, the owners of the building at the office complex in San Bruno, California desired a new look for the exterior of this two 3-story office building complex, and retained the services of Interactive Resources to prepare construction documents for a complete façade rehabilitation. The project included concrete repair and a new silicone-based coating in order to lighten the..Read More

Jun

Emerson Elementary School Solar Array

Emerson Elementary School Solar Array

Emerson Elementary School is the second school in the Berkeley Unified School District for which Interactive Resources was retained as the architect and structural engineer of record for a design-bid-build, roof-mounted solar PV project. Interactive Resources had earlier in 2010 through a contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performed a preliminary evaluation of the framing for this and..Read More

Apr

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Modernization

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Modernization

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School is one of several schools identified by the West Contra Costa Unified School District as in critical need of upgrade as part of the master plan for the district’s $1.6 billion construction bond fund. Interactive Resources’ successful track record on dozens of projects for K-12 and college districts secured our selection as the architect and structural..Read More

Feb

Stockton Service Center Building 1 & 2 Remodel

Service Center Building Exterior

Interactive Resources provided comprehensive architectural design and engineering services for the service center in Stockton, California that is occupied by a local utility company. The project began in 2007 with voluntary seismic and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to a total of six buildings onsite, and evolved into a full tenant improvement project for buildings one and two, which included..Read More

2008
Nov

Cafeteria Remodel, Los Angeles Federal Building

Cafeteria Remodel, Los Angeles Federal Building

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the Federal Building at 300 North Los Angles Street in Los Angeles, California. Building tenants include U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Los Angeles Immigration Court, the U.S. Attorney, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as several credit unions and other public services. GSA envisioned the build..Read More

Oct

Lytton Springs Winery Roof Repair & ADA Upgrades

Lytton Springs Winery Roof Repair & ADA Upgrades

Ridge Vineyards Inc., Lytton Springs Winery retained our firm to diagnose the conditions that led to severe water damage and decay of a fermentation building roof and to design the roof repairs. Our diagnostic services included a review of project documents and evaluation of the original design concept, a review of maintenance and repair records, and a physical inspection of..Read More

Oct

James C. Corman Federal Building Program Development Study

James C. Corman Federal Building Program Development Study

The primary goal of the project was to complete tenant improvements for Department of State Consular Affairs (passport offices), Diplomatic Security, and the Department of Treasury – Internal Revenue Service at the James C. Corman Federal Building in Van Nuys, California. Related objectives were to make improvements to selected building components in order to reposition the asset for long-term use..Read More

Oct

Santa Ana Federal Building Façade Forensic Investigation

Santa Ana Federal Building Façade Forensic Investigation

The U.S. GSA retained Interactive Resources to conduct a water infiltration investigation of the underground parking, leased tenant space, plaza and 9th floor curtain wall at the federal building at 34 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana. The structure is nine stories over a basement, constructed of cast-in-place concrete with a pre-cast concrete façade. The granite cobble stone plaza and..Read More

Sep

Applied Administration and Arts Remodel – Contra Costa College

Applied Arts Remodel, architectural, smart classrooms, Interactive Resources, state-of-the-art media

Contra Costa College’s Administration and Applied Arts Building is a two story, 55,000+ sf multi-use structure on the district’s main San Pablo campus. Interactive Resources was selected to provide architectural design and engineering services for its renovation, funded under Measure A. Our scope of work was comprehensive, from design development, creation of construction documents, and management of DSA approval, to..Read More

Jul

Energy Efficient Design – the Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and the Carson City Federal Building

Energy Efficient Design – the Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and the Carson City Federal Building

Interactive Resources was retained by the General Services Administration to determine the most advantageous way to implement energy efficient designs and retrofits to the existing infrastructure at the Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse in Reno and Carson City Federal Building in Carson City Nevada. The energy efficient studies evaluated numerous options and calculated the potential energy savings, the estimated construction..Read More

Jul

50 United Nations Plaza Program Development Study for Alterations

50 United Nations Plaza Program Development Study for Alterations

The National Historic Landmark at 50 United Nations Plaza in San Francisco is a Beaux Arts building and a contributing resource to the larger San Francisco Civic Center Historic District. The original architect, Arthur Brown, Jr. also designed the San Francisco City Hall, Opera House and Coit Tower. The overall vision for this project was to create energy-efficient office space..Read More

Jul

Bruce R. Thompson, U.S. District Court 5th Floor Chambers Remodel

Bruce R. Thompson, U.S. District Court 5th Floor Chambers Remodel

The Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse in Reno, Nevada is a 10-story federal courthouse and office building is located at 400 South Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada. The building’s tenant space is occupied by the U.S. District Court, U.S. Probation, U.S. Pretrial Services, and U.S. Marshals Service. A remodel of the 3,000 sf, 5th floor Judges Chambers was designed by Interactive..Read More

Jun

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Program Development Study for Alterations

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Program Development Study for Alterations

Named after Hawaii’s first representative to U.S. Congress, the nine-story Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (PJKK) Federal Building and adjacent five-story U.S. Courthouse are home to the U.S. District Court, U.S Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Attorneys, Social Security Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Marshals. A single Program Development Study (PDS) performed by Interactive Resources..Read More

Jun

Hawthorne Federal Building Roof Design

Hawthorne Federal Building Roof Design

The Hawthorne Federal Building is a 55,000 sf six-story building located at 15000 Aviation Boulevard in Lawndale, California and the Federal Aviation Administration’s West Coast Headquarters is the major tenant agency. The building was originally designed by Cesar Pelli and Anthony Lumsden of Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall (DMJM). The existing built-up roofing system was prone to unrepairable leaks and..Read More

May

Frank Hagel Auditorium Remodel

Frank Hagel Auditorium Remodel

The Frank Hagel Federal building in Richmond, California serves as the regional headquarters for the major tenant, the Social Security Administration. The building is a six-story federal facility structure with a below-grade basement. Interactive Resources was retained by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide architectural and structural engineering services for the auditorium partition replacement project. The existing partition..Read More

May

Frank Hagel Federal Building Plaza – Plaza Water Intrusion and Repair Design

Plaza Design, Frank Hagel Federal Building

The Frank J. Hagel Federal Building is a six-story structure with a below-grade basement, a low-slope roof and exterior plazas. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the main tenant of the building and suffered from ongoing water intrusion into the basement from the plaza above. Interactive Resources was retained by the General Services Administration to investigate and report on the..Read More

May

Judge Friedland’s Chamber Tenant Improvement, Robert F. Peckham Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) needed to remodel an existing library space into a new chambers for the U.S. Circuit Judge, Michelle Friedland. The judge’s chambers are located on the fifth floor of the Robert Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Jose, California. GSA retained Interactive Resources to provide architectural design services for the judge’s private office,..Read More

Apr

Limoneira Solar Photovoltaic Array & LEED Visitors Center

Limoneira Solar Photovoltaic Array & LEED Visitors Center

Founded in 1893, the Limoneira Company is a pioneer in the California agricultural industry, with trademarks that include Sunkist Growers, Fruit Growers Supply and Diamond Walnut. Interactive Resources provided architectural and structural engineering services for the Limoneira LEED Gold Visitor Center and Solar Farm situated on a 5-1/2 acre lemon orchard in Ventura County, California. The visitor center and solar..Read More

Mar

Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse: Courtrooms, Jury Deliberation Suites and Cellblock Remodel

Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse: Courtrooms, Jury Deliberation Suites and Cellblock Remodel

The Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse is the justice center located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The project included a complete interior remodel, designed by Interactive Resources to two, 4th floor federal district courtrooms, two jury deliberation suites, new prisoner cellblock, new elevator stop,..Read More

2017
Sep

Novato City Hall Historical Rehabilitation

City Hall, Council Chambers, Historic, historic restoration, architecture, Interactive Resources, interior design, structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Novato, Novato City Hall

The City of Novato City Hall was originally built in 1896 and was Novato’s first Presbyterian Church. The church was built in the Victorian Gothic style of architecture and served as Novato’s City Hall from 1963 to 2005. The City retained Interactive Resources to prepare a historic resource evaluation for three properties, and to serve as lead historic architect in..Read More

2007
Jun

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3 Solar Array

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3 Solar Array

Interactive Resources provided structural engineering services for the 500 kW solar array at Terminal 3 of San Francisco International Airport. By addressing both generation and consumption, the airport was able to combine the short term payback of energy efficiency upgrades with the long term need for renewable, locally generated electricity. This solar array on the roof of Terminal 3 is..Read More

2006
Oct

Nystrom – Maritime Daycare Center

An exterior view of a one story historic brick school building

The Maritime Center is part of Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park and one of two surviving Richmond child care centers designed and built to serve women working in the WWII Richmond Kaiser Shipyards. Built in haste without a concrete foundation, the Maritime Center served as a pre-school and child care center continuously from 1943 until 2004,..Read More

Jun

Nystrom Elementary School Multi-Purpose Building

Nystrom Elementary School Modernization, Modernizaiton and Historic Renovation, Multipurpose Building, K-12 Schools, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Master Planning, Nystrom United Revitalization Effort (NURVE)

The Nystrom Elementary School modernization is part of The City of Richmond’s Nystrom United Revitalization Effort (NURVE). Interactive Resources was the architect and structural engineer-of-record for the modernization and expansion of the school, originally constructed in 1943. A complete modernization of a new 13,000 sf state-of-the-art multipurpose building, designed to double as a community center for the surrounding neighborhood. The..Read More

Jun

Nystrom Elementary School Modernization, Expansion & Rehabilitation

Nystrom Elementary School Modernization, Expansion & Rehabilitation

The historic Nystrom Elementary School was originally constructed in 1943 by the Kaiser Company for the US Maritime Commission to serve as the primary elementary school for the children of workers in the nearby shipyards. By the turn of the 21st century, the building had exceeded its lifespan.  Interactive Resources designed a complete modernization and historical rehabilitation of the 48,000..Read More

2005
Aug

City of Merced Public Works Corporation Yard Master Plan

City of Merced Public Works Corporation Yard Master Plan, Merced, CA, master plan, architectural deisgn, Interactive Resources

The City of Merced retained Interactive Resources to provide a master plan for the expansion and modernization of its Public Works Corporation Yard. The master plan included ten-, twenty- and thirty-year needs assessments, an evaluation of present and future facilities, preliminary site layouts, floor plans and elevations for the proposed new buildings, and preparation of a pre-design report. The future..Read More

Apr

Larkspur Ferry Terminal, Administrative Office Remodel

Larkspur Ferry Terminal Administration Building Remodel, Larkspur, CA

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District owns and operates three regional transportation assets in the San Francisco Bay area, including the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The District retained Interactive Resources to remodel the District’s administrative offices at Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Architectural and structural engineering services were provide for the addition of a conference room, private offices, file room, HVAC upgrades, structural..Read More

Apr

Burton Avenue Recreation Facility Roofing & ADA Accessibility Upgrades

Burton Avenue Recreation Facility Roofing & ADA Accessibility Upgrades

Interactive Resources conducted a reroofing study and an ADA accessibility survey of the City of Rohnert Park’s Burton Avenue Recreation Center. We worked closely with City representatives and our project team to develop a detailed, high quality roofing design that minimized maintenance requirements, maximized service and reduced life-cycle costs, and prepared contract documents for the implementation of the new roof..Read More

2004
Apr

Santa Fe Historic Reading Room (Trainmaster’s Building) Rehabilitation

Santa Fe Historic Reading Room (Trainmaster’s Building) Rehabilitation

The Santa Fe Reading Room, built circa 1900, is the only remaining structure from the early days of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad yards in Richmond.  Santa Fe Railroad once built and maintained “reading rooms” for employees in every major town along their routes to serve as community centers and to provide a diversion to compete with the..Read More

Apr

Stonestown Apartments Property Condition Assessment

Stonestown Apartments Property Condition Assessment

The Stonestown Apartments property encompasses 697 multi-family housing units located in 14 buildings. The buildings consist of four 10-story towers and 10 two- and three-story garden apartments and flats located along Buckingham Way in San Francisco. The project area is bounded to the east by the Stonestown Galleria Mall and on the south by San Francisco State University. Our client,..Read More

Jan

The Metropolitan Property Condition Assessment

The Metropolitan Property Condition Assessment

Interactive Resources provided a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) of the Metropolitan luxury apartments, which occupy almost two entire blocks near the heart of downtown San Mateo, California. The purpose of the assessment was to determine the existing conditions of the buildings’ systems and general conformance to the plans and specifications including, but not limited to, structural, plumbing, heating and ventilating,..Read More

2003
Jun

Washington Elementary School Modernization & Expansion

Washington Elementary School Modernization & Expansion

Washington Elementary School is a 500 student K-6 school known for its dual immersion English-Spanish curriculum. Interactive Resources was the architect and structural engineer-of-record for the modernization of this 60 year old school, including the addition of a new cafeteria, a 4,800 sf kindergarten and a 8,200 sf administration building. Modernization measures encompassed a full interior remodel; new energy efficient..Read More

Apr

Student Services Center Remodel, Contra Costa College

Higher Education, Community College, Contra Costa Community College, Interactive Resources, interior design, San Pablo, space planning, structural Engineering, Student Services Center, Sustainable Design, architectural

The Student Services Center at Contra Costa College provides a wide range of support services to the college’s diverse enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The Center was envisioned to serve as a “one-stop” counseling, financial aid and career guidance resource and to provide a new gateway and heart for the campus. Designed by Interactive Resources, the Center features adaptive re-use..Read More

2001
Oct

Park Merced Building Condition Assessments

Park Merced Building Condition Assessments

The Park Merced Apartment Complex located at 19th Avenue at Holloway Avenue in San Francisco consists of a total of 3,483 apartment units located in eleven 12-story towers and in two-story garden style buildings. Blocks 1, 2, 5 and 6 consist of 180 units of two-story, multi-family housing. Park Merced, Block 41 consists of 16-unit, 2-story apartment structure, a 42-car..Read More

2000
Aug

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s Cave Entry & Shade Structure

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s Cave Entry & Shade Structure

Nestled in the hillsides of the Napa Valley is Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars —one of California’s premier wine makers. The winery consists of an assortment of buildings, constructed at various times and in a variety of styles, scattered on a fifty-plus acres property. The main winery building, a crescent shaped structure with earth-toned stucco walls, battered flagstone base, and a..Read More

Jan

Baltic Square Commercial Development

Baltic Square Commercial Development

Baltic Square takes its name from the century-old Baltic Restaurant, a Point Richmond landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a co-developer for this urban infill project, Interactive Resources provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the new 8,800 sf commercial building and the addition of a deck and expansion of the adjacent Baltic Restaurant. The main..Read More

1999
Jun

Pier at Ferry Point, Miller/Knox Historic Rehabilitation

Pier at Ferry Point, Miller/Knox Historic Rehabilitation

Located at the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Point Richmond, California, the Ferry Point Pier was originally used as a passenger ferry and freight barge terminus and landing for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad system. Interactive Resources designed the rehabilitation of the pier and approaches, providing safe public access to this unique and historic asset. During World War II,..Read More

1998
Nov

Vallejo Fire Station # 7 Structural Design

Vallejo Fire Station # 7 Structural Design

Interactive Resources provided structural engineering design services for this new three-bay, 9,300 sf fire station in Vallejo.  The steel-framed structure’s sloped roof ascends by approximately thirteen feet in height from one end to other.  The fire trucks and other equipment occupy the high clearance side of the building; the low end consists of administrative offices. Interactive Resources performed structural engineering..Read More

1994
Aug

Child Development Center – Los Medanos College

Child Development Center – Los Medanos College

The Contra Costa Community College District’s Los Medanos College desired a highly functional facility for its child development program. The District retained Interactive Resources to design the 11,500 sf addition, complementing the existing architectural style and creating a favorable “first impression” in its featured location at the entrance to the campus. The facility serves as a learning laboratory for child..Read More

1992
Jul

Jolly Giant Dining Commons Seismic Retrofit, Interior & ADA Upgrades, CSU Humboldt

Jolly Giant Dining Commons Seismic Retrofit, Interior & ADA Upgrades, CSU Humboldt

The Jolly Giant Commons multi-purpose facility serves the resident student community of California State University’s (CSU) Humboldt campus. The CSU system retained Interactive Resources to perform a seismic evaluation of the Commons and the bridges that link it to the surrounding residence halls. This 34,500 sf enclosed space includes a food service facility, housing and dining offices, maintenance shops, and..Read More

1989
Dec

Stewart Elementary School Modernization & Expansion

Stewart Elementary School Modernization & Expansion

Elizabeth Stewart Elementary School in Pinole was constructed in the 1960s and was in significant need of modernization and expansion as it entered the 21st century. Based on our track record of successfully completed school projects in the Bay Area, Interactive Resources was selected as architect and structural-engineer-of-record for the reconstruction/refurbishing plan of this K-8 facility. Our work included a..Read More

Oct

Candlestick Park Structural Investigation and Repair

Candlestick Park Structural Investigation and Repair

Candlestick Park was a former outdoor sports and entertainment stadium, home to the MLB’s San Francisco Giants from 1960 until 2000. In 1983, Interactive Resources was retained by the City and County of San Francisco to provide a comprehensive forensic investigation of the deterioration of structural and architectural components at Candlestick Park. Our study determined that the stadium was in..Read More

1988
Nov

Coit Tower Historic Restoration

Coit Tower Historic Restoration

Coit Tower, the beloved San Francisco landmark, is one of the City’s most architecturally significant public buildings, known for its controversial seven-story towering design, its prominent placement on historic Telegraph Hill, and for its series of Diego Rivera-inspired frescoes depicting “Life in California” on the interior walls. In 1984, the City decided to work with expert consultants to correct spalling..Read More

Oct

Benicia Clock Tower Seismic Retrofit

Benicia Clock Tower Seismic Retrofit & Restoration, Benicia, CA, historic restoration, window restoration, seismic retrofit, historic clocktower, Interactive Resources, structural engineering, architectural design

The Benicia Clock Tower is two-story, 20,000 sf unreinforced stone masonry structure originally constructed as a U.S. Army arsenal in 1857. It presently serves as a community assembly hall. The City of Benicia retained Interactive Resources to provide a structural engineering analysis of the historic tower and to design comprehensive plans and specifications for a complete seismic upgrade of the..Read More

Sep

Point Richmond Tech Center I & II

Point Richmond Tech Center I & II

The Point Richmond Tech Center, a 50-acre master development, provides a campus-like setting for research and development, office spaces with flexible floor plans, and lease dimensions suitable for a diverse range of companies. Interactive Resources provided all site and master planning, architectural design, interior design and structural engineering services for the 120,000 sf Tech Center I and the 165,000 sf..Read More

Jun

Southern Marin Safety Building Structural Design

Southern Marin Safety Building Structural Design

Interactive Resources was the structural engineer of record and provided structural design for this new three-bay double-engine fire station and sheriff’s substation. The facility is a 9,600 sf, two-story concrete masonry building with a wood-framed floor and roof. The new buildings are part of the revitalization of Marin City.

1986
Apr

Expansion of Point Richmond Building

In 1986, the building was expanded to 8,000 square feet plus a 4,000 square foot basement.

1985
Sep

Benicia Main Post Office

Benicia Main Post Office

Interactive Resources provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the design of a new 14,000 sf main post office in Benicia, California. The post office supports a full range of postal service functions, including a box lobby, service lobby, self-service postal center workroom, loading zone, and carrier platforms. Special consideration was given to develop a design to complement the architectural..Read More

Jun

Beringer Vineyards Architectural Design & Planning Services

Beringer Vineyards Architectural Design & Planning Services

When Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, California needed to both expand and reorganize its visitor and hospitality facilities, Interactive Resources was retained to assist designer Jonathan Livingston explore a number of options, as well as to provide design and planning services and prepare a comprehensive master plan for the project. The principal project involved redesigning the entire circulation plan including..Read More

1982
Jan

East Brother Light Station Restoration and Rehabilitation

East Brother Light Station Historic Restoration, Point Richmond, CA, light station, historic, sustainable, Interactive Resources, architectural design, historic preservation

Built in 1873 as an aid to mariners in the San Pablo/San Francisco Bays, the East Brother Light station is the oldest lighthouse still operating in its original configuration. When the beacon and fog signal were automated in 1969, the buildings, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were boarded up and the island was deserted for a decade...Read More

1977
Oct

Purchase of Point Richmond Building

In 1977, Interactive Resources formed a real estate investment partnership and purchased the building at 117 Park Place in Point Richmond where it is still located, and in 1986, the building was expanded to 8,000 square feet plus a 4,000 square foot basement. By 1989, Interactive Resources had grown to nearly 60 employees, and had filled not only the 117..Read More

1975
Apr

First Wind Generator in California

First Wind Generator in California

First wind generator in California to cogenerate on the grid erected by Interactive Resources in Point Richmond.

1973
Oct

Opened First Office in Point Richmond

Interactive Resources opened its first office in Point Richmond in 1973, just a block north of where the firm is located today. Butt (a licensed architect, general contractor and real estate broker) and Clinton (a licensed architect and structural engineer) were the first full-time employees.

Oct

Interactive Resources is Incorporated

Interactive Resources is Incorporated

Interactive Resources was founded in 1973 by five individuals who shared a vision for a consulting firm that could provide comprehensive interdisciplinary services, from site acquisition through project planning design and construction. In addition, the firm would participate as an owner in real estate development projects. The name “Interactive Resources” was originally conceived to describe this goal of bringing together..Read More