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Genentech Inc. - South San Francisco, CA
Building 7, Phase 2 Process Science Center
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The project consists of a three story addition to the existing Building 7, phase 1. The addition includes approximately 86,200 GSF of floor area, with additional penthouse mechanical space of approximately 8,000 GSF. The first and second floors are fit out to accommodate research and development laboratories, the third floor was left shelled space during the initial construction. New AHUs to serve the addition bridge over the connection between buildings, with one unit located on the roof of the existing building and a second unit located adjacent on the roof of the new building.

The building construction is steel framed with concrete fill on metal deck floor systems. The building exterior is comprised of precast concrete wall panels and an aluminum window system that matches the existing Phase1 construction. The interior organization, finishes and materials all mirror the components of the original Building 7 project. The use of a 475 year earthquake design criteria at Genentech's request, resulted in seismic design forces nearly four times that specified by the Uniform Building Code.

As an addition, the building is able to utilize many aspects of the original Building 7 infrastructure, including the loading dock facilities provided in the initial construction of Building 7, the lunchroom facilities and especially the mechanical, electrical, and piping systems which were all initially sized to accommodate this future expansion. The addition functions as a fully integrated component with the original Building 7, Phase 1 construction.

David joined the project in 1998 as Job Captain, soon became Project Architect after getting licensed and finally closed out the job in 2002 as Project Manager while working for Flad Architects.
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W. David Seidel, AIA
San Francisco, CA

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