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Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Terminal Area Improvement Program (TAIP) (2006-10)


Committed to stewardship, the City worked to create a building model that would set global standards for sustainable airport design.  Terminal B was the first passenger terminal west of the Mississippi River to achieve LEED Silver Certification, while winning numerous outstanding awards including DBIA’s 2011 Design Build Excellence Award and influencing the current renovation of LAX.

The $1.3 billion comprehensive modernization of SJC included the creation of a new Terminal B, a new rental car center and parking garage on airport ground across from the new Terminal B, renovation of the existing Terminal A and A+ and many other innovations and efficiencies in keeping with San Jose’s Green Vision for sustainability and efficient use of resources.

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City of San Jose

General Service -  Central Yard Phase II Project (CSYII) (2005-06)

The City’s first design-build building project, achieving LEED Silver for New Construction.  The CSYII became the first demonstration project for San Jose’s Green Vision while identifying an effective delivery method which offered flexibility and innovation, ultimately becoming the designated delivery model for the renovation of the San Jose Airport.

The $21 million design-build project encompassed (2) new 31,000 sq. ft. one-storied buildings - a vehicle maintenance facility and a central office for the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department - along with an environmentally friendly vehicle wash, covered parking and the renovation of two existing buildings creating more efficient storage and work space for City staff.

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Colorado National Bank - Five Points Branch

Denver, Colorado (1992)

A total renovation of the interior and exterior of an abandoned two-story brick and timber structure, which in the early twentieth century had been the only white-owned drug store in Denver that accommodated people of color at its soda fountain.  Oversaw the renovation of the building’s exterior to its original brick facade after the demolition of the stucco skin. 


The stewardship contributed to the initial revitalization of one of Denver’s oldest and historically significant neighborhoods, the Five Points Neighborhood, once called the Harlem of the West, by successfully completing its first banking facility through a public/private partnership between the City and County of Denver and Colorado National Bank.  The restoration won the Denver Foundation for Architecture Inc. 1992 People’s Design Award.

exterior bank photos by Benedict Derrickson

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