Equity Community Builders (ECB) and Emerald Fund have been selected by CCA to lead the redevelopment process based on their experience creating places that strengthen and contribute to community vitality. ECB and Emerald have assembled a team of awarding winning designers to help give shape to the dynamic vision for repurposing the existing campus.

Equity Community Builders (ECB)

ECB has over 20 years of experience in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and cultural landscapes, working primarily with nonprofits to help them develop one-of-a-kind facilities. ECB is the proud developer of Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Oakland headquarters, the Ed Roberts Campus, and the David Brower Center, among other projects, and has a successful history of working with CCA.

Website: http://www.ecbsf.com

Emerald Fund

Emerald Fund has 40 years of experience working in established communities to create mixed-use, transit-oriented housing developments that fit well within the neighborhood context. Emerald was recently awarded the best residential project in the country for its adaptive reuse and conversion of a 1970s era office building into residential apartments. In Oakland, Emerald Fund has worked on the West Oakland Urban Farm and Park, The Ellington in Jack London Square and The Essex on Lake Merritt. Emerald Fund, known to hold and operate the apartment buildings they develop for many years, currently owns and manages over 1,600 apartments.

Website: https://www.emeraldfund.com

Leddy Maytum Stacy (LMS) Architects

Recipient of the prestigious AIA Architecture Firm Award in 2017 as well as 140 other design awards, LMS Architects has designed many influential, adaptive reuse projects including CCA’s San Francisco campus, the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason and Cavallo Point. LMS has also worked with ECB on the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, the Bay School and the recently opened CCA student housing at 75 Arkansas. LMS creates innovative buildings that integrate sustainable design strategies while respecting the character of established neighborhoods.

Website: http://www.lmsarch.com


Jensen Architects

Jensen Architects has extensive experience working with arts and educational organizations to create light, airy spaces that inspire. Recognized for their collaborative approach to design and construction, Jensen’s body of work includes CCA’s Graduate Center in San Francisco, the SFMOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden, the 1275 Minnesota arts space, and the Shed in Healdsburg.

Website: https://jensen-architects.com/

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) Architects

With over 600 completed projects, totaling over 40,000 residential homes, SCB is extremely well versed in smart residential design and working within development patterns of existing neighborhoods. SCB is one of the leading and most active residential architects practicing in the Bay Area today.

Website: https://www.scb.com

CMG Landscape Architecture

From the SFMOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden to Crissy Field to the West Oakland Urban Farm and Park to the Facebook campus, CMG has a reputation as one of the most creative landscape architects in the Bay Area. CMG is expert at designing landscapes that draw people in to engage and enjoy the space around them.

Website: https://www.cmgsite.com