Architectural Design / Remodel
Pacific, Gas & Electric Co. & Roebbelen Contracting
Allan Whitecar, Jr.
George Y. Namkung
Michael T. Tran
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 clothing to inspecting gas pipelines with X-rays to discover invisible flaws.
The remodel of the ATS facility was completed in four phases, and services performed by Interactive Resources included programming, space planning, and architectural schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration services.
Phase one included programming for all phases and an ADA accessibility survey. During phase two, design and construction documents were prepared for the seminar room, breakrooms and restrooms.
Phase three included the remodel of the Calibration Lab 145, Pressurization Lab 146, office space, storage and conference room. The common area was remodeled in phase four, which included the design of the lobby area with a new warm color palette, new ceiling/soffit, decorative drop ceiling lighting, and display cabinets. The conference rooms were upgraded with new audiovisual equipment and flat screen TVs. Upgrades were also designed for the library, four restrooms, shower and Zen garden.
The work included minor structural work, energy-efficient electrical and mechanical upgrades, new plumbing fixtures, environmentally-friendly architectural finishes, audiovisual power/data and landscaping in the Zen garden.