Blue Oak Ranch Project a Design-Build Success
UC Berkeley selected JL Construction as design-build contractor for the renovation of Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, a scientific research site on Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County.
JLC, with its architect partners; Byrens/Kim Design Works of Oakland and Wilson Architecture, Inc. of Fresno, plus modular buildings by JL Modular, Inc.; transformed the simple research site with a vintage barn and temporary living trailers into a state-of-the-art facility capable of accommodating 50 people with:
- • Two faculty residences
- • Four cabins
- • Eight Seasonal cabins
- • Utility infrastructure with a massive off-the-grid solar array, battery backup power, generators, solar hot water heaters, septic system, water storage and fire sprinkler pumps
- •Renovated barn with a research lab, accessible bathrooms and showers, large community kitchen and presentation space
Due to the remote site all of the buildings were constructed in JL Modular’s manufacturing facility and placed on-site.