Join BAYA for a tour of the firm, a brief presentation, networking, and our annual BAYA Officer's Elections followed by a social at a nearby location.
San Francisco Public Works, Building Design and Construction (BDC) provides programming, architectural design, site and master planning, conceptual design, landscape architecture, and construction management services. We work closely with client departments and community groups to create buildings and spaces that are sustainable, respect the urban context, and reflect the uniqueness of San Francisco neighborhoods. BDC projects are wide-ranging and include branch libraries, performing arts facilities, public safety facilities, recreation and parks buildings, transportation, pump stations, education buildings, and a small conservatory. BDC’s wider portfolio includes clinics and hospital renovations; accessibility, code and life safety upgrades; and a large variety of repair and rehabilitation projects.
BDC’s architecture, landscape architecture, and project management sections provide a full range of professional services, from project conception through project completion and post-occupancy. The BDC construction management teams oversee the construction of all of our projects to ensure that they are built to the highest standard of care, working closely with the project contractors. Their charge is to make sure that the final built projects reflect the design intent through the contract documents, while maintaining a high level of life-safety and durability. We are also able to draw upon interdisciplinary expertise through close collaboration with Public Works engineers, allowing for an integrated design process.
Sustainability is also a foremost consideration for every BDC project ― from optimum siting of the buildings with respect to climate to the thoughtful choice of sustainable materials and the design of natural and mechanical systems that result in healthy indoor environments. We partner closely with the San Francisco Department of the Environment to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of sustainability and green building practices. BDC is proud to part of the larger Public Works team creating and maintaining beautiful, highly functional, sustainable facilities for San Francisco residents and visitors.