project information

SF Animal Care & Control Facility


1419 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco

Project Number:


Square Footage:

74,520 sf

Completion Date:

2016 - August 2020

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Award(s) Won:





LEED Status:

USGBC LEED-CI Gold Targeted Pending Review





Public Facing Description

The San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility (SFACC) is a new multi-story animal care facility within the existing building envelope of the historic former Muni Power Plant. The adaptive reuse from industrial to animal care required extensive seismic, mechanical, and electrical systems and interiors upgrades. As the Department of Public Work's Prime Consultant, Quezada Architecture managed a team of 14 sub-consultants in support of the designers and AOR at DPW Bureau of Architecture, Structural, and Landscape Design.

Internal Project Information

Prime Consultant with 13 Subconsultants from Design Development through Construction Administration
Services / Scope:
All necessary animal care facility and veterinary space design, mechanical, electrical, low voltage-electrical, and plumbing engineering, fire protection, civil engineering, acoustics, security and IT engineering, waterproofing design, elevator design, cost estimating, historic preservation, Title 24 Compliance, and specification writing during remaining Design Phases and during all Construction Phases of the Project as required to design a complete and comprehensive Project.
LEED Rating:
USGBC LEED-CI Gold Targeted Pending Review
Project Delivery Method:
Integrated Project Delivery
Construction Type:
III-B, Fully Sprinklered
Software Used:
Revit 2016, Bluebeam Revu, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project

Project Cost Information

Projected Cost:
$54,875,000 | $29.3 Million ?
Design Fees:
Originally $1,429,529; Currently $1,613,000
Final Cost:
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Insurance Information

Insurance limit requirements per contract:
Worker's Compensation: 1M each accident, injury or illness. Commerical General Liability: 1M per claim / 2M Aggregate. Commercial Auto Liability: 1M per claim. Professional Liability: 2M per claim.
Project excess coverage required?
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Marketing Descriptions and Information (not for public use)

Internal Project Description:

Adaptive reuse of an existing historic unreinforced masonry structure for use as an animal sheltering and adoption facility with related administration and veterinary functions. The renovation will include a major seismic upgrade, new site utilities, and MEPFS building systems, new roof, and new floor decks within the existing envelope. The historic building, listed under the Showplace Square Heavy Timber & Steel Frame Brick Warehouse and Factory Historic District, will undergo refurbishment of the historic wood windows and maintenance of the historic brick facade. The roof will be replaced with asphalt singles at bays visible from the street. A new interior courtyard will be constructed. Structural improvements will include concrete and steel reinforcement of the existing masonry walls, new steel framing, and new roof structure. This building will be designed to remain in operation for up to 72 hours in the event of a major emergency. A back-up generator and domestic water storage tanks are provided.

The City has identified a need to replace the existing San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) Facility at 1200 15th Street in San Francisco, to improve the seismic performance of the facility and the capacity of the facility to support animal care and control services, in the event of an emergency.
The proposed project will construct a new multistory SFACC facility within the existing building envelope. The adaptive reuse from industrial to animal care will require extensive systems and interiors upgrades, with an estimated construction cost of $29.3 Million.
Quezada Architecture was awarded the contract as Prime Consultant managing a team of 12 subconsultants.

Design Challenges & Innovations:

Other Notes & Reference

Mission Rock Block F, Mission Rock Building F

Transbay Block 4

P70 Building 12


Designed by Fred

*Project completed by senior members of responsible charge while at a previous firm.

Exclusive Luxury Beach Club

Jeff Wetzel, Principal

Client Values:
Campus Future Reorganization Strategies
Facilities Migration Phasing and Implementation
Workplace Analysis &

Cecilia has responsible charge and design responsibility for tthis project while at Backen, Arrigoni, & Ross (BAR Architects)

Essential Facility
Public Agency
Historic Building

Apartments: 212 Units
Serviced Apartments: 114 Units
Townhouses: 22 Units
Office Building: 12 Stories
Podium Retail & F&B: 74,000 sf
Parking Structure: 12 Stories
Podium & Block Retail: 2 Levels
Municipal Open Space: 2 Parks
Podium Parking: 3 Levels

Multiblock Urban Campus

Hernan Alonso Diaz - NOT QA WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sports Facility

Owner: Michael Myers - 415 235-3650

Owner: Jack Scott - 701 869 2448

415 Natoma

Part of larger contract with SMUD from 2001 - 2007

Tool Issue Building Renovation & Seismic Retrofit - Part of larger SMUD contract that went from 2001 - 2007

Client Values:
The "Office of the Future" Implementation
Flexible Freestanding Desking Solutions
"Touchdown" Hotelling & Ergonomics Standards

Alistair Shearer
Principal | Project Manager
The Rockridge Group

AE7QA project

Exclusive Luxury Yacht Club

Client Values:
Alternative Workplace Strategies Program
Management Group Integration Imperatives
Collaborative & Concentrative Diversity Solutions

Ralph O'Rear,
Former Director of Facilities
Industrial Light + Magic (ILM)
415 209 2000

Registered California Historic Building
Essential Services Facility

Joseph Powell
Principal Architect, Headquarters Renovation
Facilities Management, SMUD
916 732 6761

Mr. David Gould
David Gould Associates
416 Donal Drive, Moraga, CA
415 990 0125
Owner's Rep

Registered California Historic Building
PUC (Public Utility Commission) Regulatory Requirements, Federal Regulatory Requirements (FRC, NRF)

Public Utility Client, Highly Confidential and Complex Project, LEED Gold Certified

Al Tayer House - Sayeed Al Tayer is a close friend of His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and was gifted the property

Registered California Historic Building
Essential Services Facility

Glen Shuder, AIA - Facilities Executive
Doug Norwood - Project Director
Robert Labbe - Project Manager
Jim Jurkovich - Project Manager
Contact Number: 916-732-6623

Mixed Use Development - Retail, Hotel and Residential

100 Condos, 40 Leased Apartments, 120 Hotel Rooms, 45 Serviced Apartmentws

QA provided Interior Architecture services for AOR, AE7

Jeff Wetzel, Principal

QA provided full Interior Architecture and Design Services for Architect of Record,

We did renders only

Q House, Lovell House, Quezada's old house

Now owned by Al Grumet and Sonia Lee (testimonial from Sonia)

Meydan, AE7QA
We did masterplan and some contemporary homes

Jeff Wetzel, Prinicpal

Shanghai General Hospital

Never built? 
AE7QA project

Tianyaoqiao Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai, Shangai, C200232 China

Never built? 

MId Rise Office Buildings: 6
Low Rise Office Buildings: 8
Underground Parking: 1 Level
Retail - Podium + Underground: 2 Levels
Podium Block: 140,000 sf

28,966 sf site

1639, 1643, and 1649 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Cecilia's cousin, Florencia Pita did this while working with her husband Hernan Diaz Alonso

Zoning: P - Public

First Floor: 17,477 sf

First Floor Courtyard: 2,098 sf

Second Floor: 28,140 sf

Third Floor: 15,966 sf

Third Floor Roof Deck: 10,869 sf

Total Project Area: 74,520 sf

ILM, Industiral Light + Magic, George Lucas, LucasArts, Presido, Lucas Learning

Same clients as 9th Street in Santa Monica and the Maui projects

Simon Residence

Homewood Residence, Q Tahoe, Owned by Quezadas

Al Wasl Towers
('The Connection' Towers in Arabic)

QA provided full Interior Architecture and Design Services for Architect of Record, AE7.

Jeff Wetzel, Principal

Won 2nd place in a design competition, never built

Cecilia hates all their furniture and therefore most of the interior shots

Residential Tower with Amenities

20 Retail Units, 504 Serviced Apartments, 44 Freehold Apartments, 6 Penthouses, 119, 115 or 121 Stories?

we were AE7Q at the time

QA provided full Interior Architecture and Design services for Architect of Record, AE7.

TMP Worldwide

our design was taken and somebody else got credit

Corte Madera and Sausalito

Photography Studio

Buildings 24 &25

Cecilia hates this project

Marvin L. Peper
Formerly of Barnes Construction
415 984 1314

BGP, Ticketmaster

Mr. Lee Smith (Presently President of Prescient Entertainment)
Chairman, Live Nation
415 440 9700

AIA San Francisco "Excellence in Interior Design" Award

Adaptive Reuse - Art & Media Curating

Client Values:
The "Progressive Office" Technology Solution
Management Group Integration Strategies
"Work from Home" Corporate Integration

Microsoft South

Mr. David Polnaszek
Retired Director of Facilities
650 614 7804

Subs: Structural, MEP, Civil, Landscape, Codes, Lighting, Roofing, Signage, Graphics, Security, Technology, Elevators, Acoustics, Food Service, Art, Fire Suppressio, Hydrology


Registered California Historic Building: Hallidie Building
First Curtain Wall Buiilding in SF
Institutional Client & Board of Directors

Historical Renovation


Stacy Williams
Deputy Director, AIASF
415 874 2620

Bill Groth

Margie O'Driscoll - Executive Director

Symphony Asset Management purchased by Nuveen

Photographed by Cesar Rubio

Christina Mans
415 676 4041

GREE, Gree International

Out of business

Building Area: 457,224 sf Gross
Project Area: 21,615 sf Gross
19,546 Net

Existing Tenant Area: 34,560 sf Gross
31,888 sf Net

Total Tenant Area: 56,175 sf Gross
51,434sf Net

Building Area: 218,239 sf Gross
Project Area: 18,222 sf Gross
15,988 SF

Lew Cirne, CEO
Chris Cook, CCO

Devorah Rosner, Facilities Director
415 404 6719


Building Area: +/- 906,924 sf Gross
Project Area: 36,332 sf Gross
35,062 Net

Robyn Singer-Dror, Principal
Studio D Interiors
917 497 6187


Peter Bardwick, CFO
650 517 8843

Single tower despite the plural name

QA is providing architectural and interior design services for the full renovation.

Satellite labs & offices

Original Design Contract Amount: $329,590

Additional Design Services: $151,450

Former Project Managers: Dawn Kokes, Deva Berman

1st Floor: 27,000 sq.ft.

4th Floor: 37,139 sq. ft.

Total Project Area: 64,139 sq. ft.

Total Building Area: 148,076 sq. ft.

Uber is a collaboration between QA and SHoP Architects. Project currently under construction.

Mission Bay Blocks 26 & 27 + Easements

Mixed Use - Office, Retail, Day Care, Public Park
2 Buildings
2 Connecting Bridges

SF Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure (OCII) SF Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan

Permitting: SF Department of Building Inspection Master Site Permit Package + DBI Pre-submittal Review | 13 Bid & Permit Addenda

Quezada Architecture

Project Team

Cecilia Quezada
Project Manager
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Owners, Developers, Client, GC

Project Team


San Francisco Department of Public Works - Building Design & Construction
Patricia Solis

Project Manager

San Francisco Department of Public Works - Building Design & Construction
Tim Kempf
Project Manager


Project Team


San Francisco Department of Public Works - Building Design & Construction
Patricia Solis

Landscape Architecture

San Francisco Department of Public Works
William Bulkley
Landscape Architect


Project Team

Civil Engineer

AGS, Inc.
Erik Scheller
415-777-2166 x46

Security & Information Technology

Randy Sparks
Founder and Managing Principal

MEPFS Engineers

Stanton Engineering
Mike Stanton


Alexandria Real Estate Equites, Inc .
Greg Gehlen
415 321 3808

MEPFS Engineers

Stanton Engineering
Larry Myers
Senior Electrical Engineer

Structural Engineer

San Francisco Department of Public Works - Design and Engineering
Myron Humeny
Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

Sn Francisco Department of Public Works - Design and Engineering
Joanna Chang


Project Team

Title 24

Energy Calc Co.
Chuck Clemons


Project Team


Grossmann Design Group
John P. Grossmann


Project Team

Title 24

Energy Calc Co.
Chuck Clemons

Acoustical Consultant

Papadimos Group
Chris Papadimos
415 986 9100

Animal Care

Swatt Miers Architects
George Miers


GVK Elevator Consulting Services
George Von Klan

Cost Estimator

Saylor Consulting
Natalie Saylor


Grossmann Design Group
John P. Grossmann


Atelier Ten
Amy Leedham
415-351 2100 x120