UC Santa Cruz, Upper Quarry Amphitheater Renovation – Grand Opening!

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Last week, we got the chance to attend the grand opening celebration for the Upper Quarry Amphitheater Renovation project at UC Santa Cruz. The project is a true restoration and retrofit that required all of the teams’ skills to creatively and efficiently meet the numerous small challenges the site and the current codes provide. The terrain was challenging, the tree canopy heavy, the hazards plentiful, but like team players, the Siegfried team adapted to the evolving project conditions to reveal a beautiful, successful project to be enjoyed for years to come. Read more about the project here, and check out the photos from the ceremony below!

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UC Davis, International Center – Grand Opening!

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  Hello and Happy Friday! Today on the blog, we have some photos from last week’s grand opening ceremony for UC Davis’ new International Center! It was a gorgeous day to gather and celebrate the beautiful new facility together. About the Project: As part of UC Davis’ commitment to extend its recognition as a leading international university, the campus has built a new international facility, accommodating three campus units; UC Davis Extension Center for International Education, Services for International Students and Scholars, and the Education Abroad Center. The new 55,000 GSF building, referred to as the International Center, is located at the north edge of campus at California Avenue and Russell Boulevard. Siegfried provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this…

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Another Reason to Rely on Siegfried…

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Siegfried is very excited to announce that one of our lead civil engineers, Adam Merrill, has been promoted to Principal! With over a decade of experience, Adam has a strategic and intelligent approach to his designs and has effectively led many projects to successful completion – all while raising his 4-year-old daughter, Payton, with his beautiful wife, Natalie. Some of Adam’s most recent projects have been with the Town of San Anselmo, where he has cultivated successful working relationships, and in turn, a highly successful Low Impact Development Pilot project, Roadway Reconstruction projects, and Median Master Plan for the Town. Currently, he is working on the Hudson Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety project in Redwood City, the new 1800-stall parking structure…

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Siegfried Awards!

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We are proud to announce that Siegfried has won FOUR awards, recognizing our outstanding work – all in just the past few months! Check out the project photos and descriptions below. Award:                American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), SF Section, Outstanding Water/Wastewater Project of the Year Project:               EBMUD Estates Reservoir Project For the Estates Reservoir Replacement project, Siegfried provided civil engineering, signage, and trail planning and design. Project challenges included developing a trail and signage plan that incorporated the larger project goals, but also remained functional in a natural hilly terrain. The two most important aspects of this project were: first, to preserve the existing mature landscape, and second, provide safe…

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RIP, Bob Celum Jr.

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It is with the great sadness that we have to announce the  heartbreaking news of the death of our colleague and friend, Robert (Bob) Granville Celum Jr. Bob was one of the original owners of Siegfried, who joined the company after serving in the Navy and graduating from Stanford in 1949. During his time at Siegfried, he played a crucial role in Siegfried’s past and current successes by bringing in clients such as the Morning Star Company and the Massie Company, who still do business with us to this very day. Also of note, year prior to retiring in 1995, Bob was awarded with the San Joaquin Engineer Council’s, distinguished “Engineer of the Year Award”. Beyond his awards and accomplishments,…

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Landscape Architecture – Cannery at Davis!

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Come check out our latest residential work in the Cannery at Davis! This 100 acre adaptive reuse project is California’s first Farm-to-Table community, had a grand opening celebration on August 15, 2015. Working with the Master Developer, our team provided landscape architecture for two model home complexes and selected common areas.  Built for casual California living, these landscapes feature outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and vegetable gardens. We are loving the results! Check out some of the photos below…    

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Project Status Update – Long Beach State

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Happy Thursday! This week we have a project update status on Long Beach State’s Track and Field Renovation. Siegfried was hired as the Track Facility Design Expert to consult on the Master Plan and Construction Documentation for the renovation of the new track and field facility. The scope of the project includes renovating an old dilapidated facility that was shut down by the University for use into a state-of-the-art IAAF track and field facility. The entire facility master plan includes full build out plans to be able to hold large regional qualifying meets or Olympic trials.  Phase 1 of the project was value engineered to include the installation of the essential  track infrastructure and track  to build the groundwork for the…

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CPRS Conference and Exhibition

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This week, March 10-13th, Siegfried is exhibiting at the California Park and Recreation Society’s (CPRS) Conference and Exhibition at the Sacramento Convention Center. This is an expo where nearly 1500 park and recreation professionals come together from all over California, and other west coast states, to empower and engage with park and recreation professionals and to provide top-notch educational sessions.

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