The College of Marin at Kentfield needed a new Maintenance and Operations facility where college staff could work smarter and more efficiently.

Strategically located where an old baseball field once stood – and constrained by a natural waterway – the site provides a central location easily accessible to the entire campus. Newly-planted trees complement the waterway as well as provide for the site a visual and acoustic buffer from a nearby residential neighborhood.

With this project, brick was given the challenge of consolidating many disparate Maintenance and Operations departments, along with campus police into a cogent group of buildings that form a new college service area of the Kentfield campus.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
The use of prefabricated steel buildings saved construction time, cost, and energy use – While brightly colored accents kept the building’s facade lively and upbeat. Large windows provide abundant natural light throughout the facility – warehouse included – with the main office spaces enjoying views of the majestic Mt. Tamalpais.

The buildings sit on a four-foot-tall concrete base that serves a dual-purpose – To survive the location’s periodic flooding, as well as provide a natural loading dock for the warehouse and shop functions.

With these new buildings, the College of Marin at Kentfield now has the modern facility that its staff needed in order to take full advantage of their potential for productivity.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Consultant Team: Structural Engineers: IDA Engineers | Landscape: Creo | Lighting: WSP | MEP, LEED: PAE Engineers | Civil: CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group | General Contractor: Nibbi | Millwork: Mission Bell | Interiors: South Bay Construction

The College of Marin at Kentfield needed a new Maintenance and Operations facility where college staff could work smarter and more efficiently.

Strategically located where an old baseball field once stood – and constrained by a natural waterway – the site provides a central location easily accessible to the entire campus. Newly-planted trees complement the waterway as well as provide for the site a visual and acoustic buffer from a nearby residential neighborhood.

With this project, brick was given the challenge of consolidating many disparate Maintenance and Operations departments, along with campus police into a cogent group of buildings that form a new college service area of the Kentfield campus.

23&Me Office

The buildings sit on a four-foot-tall concrete base that serves a dual-purpose – To survive the location’s periodic flooding, as well as provide a natural loading dock for the warehouse and shop functions.

With these new buildings, the College of Marin at Kentfield now has the modern facility that its staff needed in order to take full advantage of their potential for productivity.

23&Me Office
23&Me Office
23&Me Office
Consultant Team: Structural Engineers: IDA Engineers | Landscape: Creo | Lighting: WSP | MEP, LEED: PAE Engineers | Civil: CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group | General Contractor: Nibbi | Millwork: Mission Bell | Interiors: South Bay Construction