Civic Projects
Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED    Accredited Professional
City of Beverly Hills, Operations Service Center and
Parking Structure, Beverly Hills, California.

Design manager and architect of record for this LEED Silver
Registered, $22 million design-construction management
project. The project is located next to the water treatment
plant that Earth Tech designed, built, financed, and now
operates for the city.

The project consists of a sequence of activities, including:
•        Phase 1: construction of a temporary operations
center; relocation of the current operations center to the
temporary location; demolition of existing buildings in the
construction site; and constructing new power and
telephone service to the fuel island.
•        Phase 2: construction of a new operations service
center, parking structure, emergency generator, supporting
structures, site improvements, and landscaping.

The new 45,000-square-foot facility will house 13 vehicle
maintenance bays including: 6-light vehicle bays; emission
bay; four high-roof heavy truck bays; tire bay; and welding
and fabrication bay and a number of maintenance shops
including communication equipment shop, machine shop,
central tool room, locksmith, general fabrication shop, and
facility maintenance shop. The central store is over 7,000
square feet with high rack storage. Support facilities include
men and women lockers and showers; technical library;
service counter and lobby; second story administrative
offices with break-room; emergency power generators;
chassis wash bay with water recovery system; and training
and conference room

The integrated parking structure of cast-in-place concrete,
includes parking for 316 vehicles. This is accomplished
with two decks below grade and two decks above grade.  

The entire facility is an “essential building” under the
building code and must meet higher standards of
construction to assure operation in times of natural disaster
or other calamity.  The two diesel powered generators will
keep the building in 7/24 operation during times of crisis,
enabling fire, safety, water treatment and public works
operations to continue service to the public.

Sustainability design goals include attaining a Silver
Certification under the LEED Rating System for New
Construction. Strategies will be employed to reduce storm
water run-off, reclamation of storm and process water,
reduced energy consumption, reduced potable water
consumption, recycling of wastes, recovery and use of oil
for heating, extensive use of daylight illumination, improved
indoor air quality, use of recycled or rapidly renewable
resources and regionally produced products.  A non-
polluting renewable-energy source, Photovoltaic Arrays, will
be utilized to produce a portion of the electricity used.  
Alternative transportation will be encouraged by design
considerations.  Use of landscaping and high-albedo
roofing and paving materials will help reduce the heat-
island effect of the development.

Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority
Administration Building:
Project Manager / BIM

Provided Full AE Services for a new Administration Building
along with the associated site landscaping and parking lot
on the campus located in the north part of Victorville, CA.

HDR Architecture teamed up with HDR Engineering,
engineering holding the main contract, where we evaluated
the existing and future needs of the Administrative building
through programming and user/ client meetings. We
provided a full range of architectural services including
siting studies, LEED design elements and charette, over all
building design using Revit software for BIM modeling, and
30% schematic design documents.

The new facility is an expansion to structures of similar use
on the same property located at the end of Shay Road,
adjacent to the Mojave River. The intent of the new
Administration Facility is multifaceted, with highest priority
given to modernization and growth that focuses on an
improved image for the District. The new Administration
Facility includes 20,000 GSF of new space in the one story
structure. The space is divided into an Administration Wing,
Central Lobby and Board Room and a Laboratory Wing.

Pala Wastewater Treatment Plant and Rework Lift Station
#2, Pala, California
Administration and Process Buildings
Architectural Design Manager / BIM / Design/Build

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Award Winner
“Best Project – Water” 2009

BIM Software (Revit) was used to provide Full AE services to
the Pala Indian Reservation for a new Wastewater
Treatment Plant.  Included in the design was an
administration building which was designed to achieve a
LEED Certified level (the client opted to not be certified).  
Interior spaces included daylighting and the building was
oriented for optimal light.  The exterior was constructed of
CMU in both buildings.  A beam and crane was designed
for moving and servicing equipment in the Process Building.

Lake Bluff Public Works Administration and Maintenance
, Village of Lake Bluff, Illinois.
Architect for preliminary schematic package for 8,200-
square-foot building that included Public Works offices and
a maintenance garage. Provided wash bay and two repair
bays in the maintenance garage with lube room, parts
storage, shop, supervisor's office and equipment storage