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Phelan Residence Hall Improvement - Summer 2011

The work for the Phelan Residence Hall Improvement Project (summer Construction 2011) includes three distinct elements.

1. The replacement of the main plumbing stacks along with an upgrade and modernization of the bathroom and shower facilities. The design has improved efficiency which allows for the creation of enlarged and improved common space.

2. A voluntary seismic upgrade of the structure. There is work on all sides the building that includes grade beams, concrete sheer walls and in one location a braced frame.

3. Window replacement. The main residence hall windows will be replaced as well as the windows on the residential floors of the annex. We have selected a window made by EFCO, the same company that fabricated the windows for Kalmanovitz Hall.

The Architect:

OCULAS Architects, Inc. - OCULAS Architects, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Hugh Cotter and Steve Connelly with a vision and goal to provide quality professional architectural services to our clients. In recent years, we have built a reputation for providing quality planning and cost effective design solutions to our clients. A history of successful projects has led to ongoing relationships with many of our clients including the University of San Francisco, the University of California, San Francisco and Blood Center of the Pacific among others.

The Practice specializes in medium-sized architectural and engineering projects and has developed considerable expertise working within existing facilities, while addressing the unique and challenging design parameters that such projects impose on the design process.
OCULAS Archtiects, Inc. 

The General Contractor:

Turner - Turner was founded in 1902 by Henry C. Turner. Throughout his career, Henry C. Turner referred to his clients as "respected friends." The company quickly built a reputation for integrity, teamwork and commitment.

These values remain true today and are the reason we were able to celebrate our 100th anniversary. This is a milestone which all of us at Turner are very proud.

Turner is recognized as a leader in the industry. Our position and strength enables the company to provide additional value to our clients and opportunities for our employees. Together, we are Building the Future.