Location: Oakland, CA
Size: 12,700 sf
General Contractor: DPR
About the client: Rockpoint Group is a real estate private equity firm and Registered Investment Adviser with its headquarters in Boston and with additional offices in San Francisco, Dallas, and London.
About the project: Rockpoint Group & SIC Lakeside Drive, LLC asked Nova Partners to assist in the renovation and improvement of a 12,700 sf, 2 story lobby as part of the process of moving towards a Class A building in the up and coming uptown Oakland district. As the centerpiece of a full building overhaul of the historic Kaiser Center Tower at 300 Lakeside Drive, the lobby project is an extensive revamp, including removal of the current finishes and escalator to accommodate modern finishes and a floating cantilevered staircase designed by Gensler Architects. The renovation also features an upgrade of the landscape and storefront facing Lake Merritt.
As part of the renovation, the 16 elevators serving 3 separate banks and six lobbies will be modernized to a destination dispatch system allowing faster, more efficient travel throughout the tower. Nova led a complicated coordination process which involves maintaining tenant access through the lobby and elevator construction process. This was a sizable project with an aggressive 9-month construction schedule.