SEAOC, Excellence in Engineering - Best Historic Preservation, 2003
Fire Station #21, a registered historic building which serves as the main facility for San Mateo, was constructed in 1939 with an expansion in 1955.
We provided historic preservation and performance-based seismic design services to CJK Design Group for the renovation, which was completed in 2003.
- This renovation involved a substantial seismic retrofit to comply with Performance-Based Engineering Criteria for continued operation following a moderate to severe earthquake.
- Strengthening required total reconstruction of the second level, replacement of the roof deck, application of shotcrete to existing walls, and the installation of strategically located braced steel frames.