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Ford Assembly Building - Adaptive Reuse

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Crosby Group provided complete structural engineering for the adaptive re-use of the 525,000sf historic Ford Assembly Building. Originally built to make cars, this $35 million waterfront project has multiple functions including commercial, office, housing, and a National Park Service Visitor's center. The Ford Assembly Building is part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park and is home to the NPS Visitorís Center at Point Richmond, California.

The project scope retrofit included out-of-plane bracing of the existing historic brick walls with new steel framing; seismic attachment of the wing structures to the main assembly portion; strengthening of the existing crane bay columns; removal of one of the existing 10-ton cranes to reduce the seismic weight of the building; strengthening of the existing elevator shafts by shotcrete and reconstruction of the historic Southern parapet which was damaged in the Loma Prieta quake.

The challenge was to perform the retrofit while keeping intact the overall historic fabric of the structure. Our design team worked closely with the State Historic Preservation Organization (SHPO) and the National Park Service to ensure this challenge was met.


LOCATION:
Point Richmond, CA

CONSTRUCTION COST:
$35 Million

COMPLETED:
2006

CLIENT:
Orton Development

HIGHLIGHTS:
Historic Structure designed by Albert Khan
Adaptive Reuse
Phased Construction

AWARDS:
- 2011 Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award
- 2011 AIA National Honor Award
- 2010 California Council AIA Honor Award
- 2010 AIA SF Merit Award
- 2009 Preservation Design Award
- 2008 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award


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