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Tuscany Village student housing
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Owner: Sonoma State University
Description: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot, two-story suites in 16 buildings plus community and multipurpose buildings on 12 acres. Total occupancy is 129 residents.
Completion: August 2009
General contractor: Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa
Architecture: landscape - Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning, Santa Rosa; structure - TWM Architects & Planners, San Rafael
Engineering: civil - Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers; electrical - R. Slaughter & Associates, Petaluma; mechanical - The Engineering Partnership, Santa Rosa; structural - Structural Design Group, Santa Rosa
Cost: $50 million
Construction for this phase of new student housing at the university began in January 2008 and is set to wrap just before the first students are set to move in Aug. 17. Tuscany Village is configured like the Sauvignon Village housing complex on the campus with pairs of housing buildings arranged around courtyards.
One of the challenges with building on an active campus is working around student schedules, according to Mark Davis, president of general contractor Wright Contracting, which also built the Beujolais Village complex on campus four years ago. "We couldn't work during finals week and other events," he said.
The Meadows of Napa Valley new wing and campus renovations
1800 Atrium Pkwy., Napa
Owner: Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
Developer and property management: Pacific Retirement Services Inc.
Description: New wing with 40 assisted-living units and 20 memory care units, new 2,500-square-foot kitchen and renovation of the lobby and existing units
Completion: December 2009
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, Portland, Ore.
Contracting: general - Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa; landscape - Landesign Construction & Maintenance, Santa Rosa; framing - Richard Hancock, Sonoma; drywall - Hinds Bros., Santa Rosa; electric - Blakeslee Electric, Santa Rosa
Engineering: acoustics and air quality - Illingworth & Rodkin, Petaluma; civil - Riechers Spence Associates, Napa; Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Vancouver, Wash.
Cost: $16 million
The new wing opened in mid-July, but renovations throughout the facility are set to continue through fall. The facility was first built in 1988 and added to in 1995. Since January 2008 when new construction began, the project has required careful scheduling, according to Mark Davis, president of Wright Contracting.
"There was a lot of coordination because you are building a new structure right next to older people and then moving them into new areas as existing areas are remodeled," he said.
Sutter Health campus in Novato
100 and 101 Rowland Way, Novato
Owner: Sutter Health, Santa Rosa
Description: ambulatory surgery center and multispecialty care center, totaling 20,000 square feet in two buildings
Completion: August 2009