<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Old Broadway Building

Oakland, CA

City of Oakland

Renovation & Seismic Upgrade

$78 million total/
$7 million (Broadway Bldg.)


This project successfully integrated two new buildings
with a historic third around two plazas. The result--
a coherent and congenial public space.


A jury selected the team of C.W Fentress J.H Bradburn Architects and Muller and Caulfield Architects with Hensel Phelps Construction to design a new city Administration Building complex in a design/build competition in the spring of 1995.

The master plan "knits" the significant buildings of the historic downtown district into a functional administration building that uses three separate buildings: the landmarked City Hall, the Broadway building, and a new public space in front of the City Hall, the Frank Ogawa Plaza.  An additional plaza was designed during the competition to replace the parking structure behind the City Hall. The plazas and new structures reinforce the public realm and create a new "living room" for the City of Oakland.

Renovation of the Broadway Building included the structural and architectural connection of the historical portion of the building to the new portion designed by the lead architect of the team. Our scope of work included the preservation, protection and salvage of historic elements, the provision of new code complying core elements and the tenant improvements within the Broadway Buildings.