City of San Jose
Edenvale Community Center
Salas O’Brien performed engineering design and construction administration for the Edenvale Community Center in San Jose, California. Despite multiple obstacles encountered during design and construction, the finished facility achieved LEED Gold and Community Impact Project of the Year.
Located at the heart of the Silicon Valley region, the City of San Jose is densely populated and diverse, and it places special emphasis on community development and environmental responsibility. The regional leadership demonstrate this community focus through a variety of programs, services, and resources that empower and enrich the area’s residents.
Edenvale Community Center is one of dozens of open recreational facilities throughout the city. Located directly adjacent to Caroline Davis Intermediate School and the Levin branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, the community center functions as a joint use facility with a gymnasium, pool, computer lab, recreation areas, and multipurpose classrooms that accommodate Davis Intermediate’s physical education classes as well as many senior and youth programs and family enrichment classes. Salas O’Brien provided full design and construction administration services for the center, and our team faced multiple environmental and construction-related obstacles including the discovery of a layer of hardened rock containing asbestos on the build site.
Our design work for this project included complete structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering, as well as design for the building shell and telecommunications systems. Our team also provided Division of the State Architect (DSA) coordination and LEED design documentation for the project. Despite all setbacks, we were able to overcome this client’s challenges and exceed project goals.
The finished building achieved DSA SB 575 compliance and LEED Gold certification, and in recognition of its exceptional water, waste, and energy efficiency, the building also received the annual Structures Award for Community Impact from the Silicon Valley Business Journal.