In pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classes, this private school named for author Robert Louis Stevenson supports a child’s innate nature to learn through play. Located at the school’s heart, the Rosen Family Student Center features a college center, photography lab, tech center, activities center, wilderness center, and an amphitheater stage to host up to 1,500 guests for school assemblies and concerts. For the 32,000-square-foot center, Whitson Engineers designed grading, drainage and utility plans, and provided topographic and underground utility surveys and construction staking services. Other notable projects include the Barrows Commons (student and faculty dormitory), School Entrance Improvements, Faculty Houses #1 and #2, Headmaster’s Residence, Aquatic Center, Young Athletic Fields and Carmel Campus Amphitheater.
Photos courtesy of Marc Howard
At this pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade private school, Whitson Engineers provided extensive land surveying and civil engineering for new and existing facilities on the 36-acre campus. Among our projects was the 26,300-square-foot Math and Science Building, which included site and building demolition, utilities, pervious pavements and biofiltration systems, outdoor learning elements and improvements to fire access. For the 9,850-square-foot Lower School Building and an addition of 2,350-square-feet to the existing Middle School Building, we provided on-site storm drainage facilities, a wider entry drive and entry kiosk, accessible parking and paths of travel, and a new parking area. Parking and circulation, storm drainage, and water and sanitary sewer improvements were also addressed. Other projects Whitson Engineers worked on at the school include the Aquatic Center, Sister Carlotta Performing Arts Center, Junior Dormitory, Entrance Improvements and Parking Expansion and Head of School Apartments.
Photos courtesy of Mark Howard
Established in 1994, CSUMB is a unique university built on the former site of Fort Ord Army base. The abandon buildings around the campus were not only an eyesore, but hazardous to the students, faculty and community. This former maintenance yard and facility was transformed into a pristine 176-unit (585-bed) student housing project entailing three four-story buildings and 429 parking spaces on an eight-acre site. Whitson Engineers worked with a private development company to deliver the student housing on an accelerated schedule and supplied construction drawings and engineering support from the specific plan/entitlements phase through construction. Our land surveying team performed topographic mapping and construction staking.
Located on the former Fort Ord Army base, one goal of Cal State University Monterey Bay is to be carbon neutral by 2030. Our civil engineers have provided design services for more than a dozen projects on the campus. Those projects include an 870-stall parking lot with electric vehicle charging stations, bus stops, raised pedestrian walkways, accessible parking, motorcycle parking, and three onsite retention basins. We designed accessibility, trail and fire-safety improvements that included closure of a street to passenger vehicles using bulb-outs at intersections, fire lane and fire truck turnaround sidewalk improvements, and reconstruction of curb ramps. Other projects include pavement assessment and rehabilitation, a roundabout and solar farm which supplies 16-20% of the University’s energy needs. For the new Academic III building, we have provided land surveying services that included utility mapping and legal descriptions.
Known throughout the world for its conservation efforts, pioneering exhibitions and educational programs, the Monterey Bay Aquarium added a four-story 25,000-square-foot Education Center at its location on historic Cannery Row. Whitson Engineers researched many stormwater treatment systems and worked with manufacturer representatives to find the appropriate products for the specific needs of the project. We created a low-impact grading and drainage plan, temporary erosion control plan, stormwater control plan, and associated specifications in accordance with Tier 2 of the Post Construction Requirements. We also provided land surveying services such as construction staking and structure monitoring during excavation and underpinning of the neighboring building’s foundation.
Rendering courtesy of Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects
Established in 1875 and remodeled in 1953, Main Street Middle School is the only public middle school in Soledad. The school located between Market Street and Main Street serves students in 6th through 8th grade in the Soledad Unified School District. Whitson Engineers provided land surveying services for the construction and renovation of Main Street Middle School, including topographic mapping, easement preparation, as-built surveys, and construction staking. The school project received funding from Measure C and completed in four and a half years.