Substance and structure.
They say you know good design when you see it. We would add that you know good design when it improves your life. Whether it’s a school, a commercial building, or a retail space, the common denominator is people and their tools of the trade. Good design is problem solving, relying on a comprehensive initial discovery process, and translating client vision into a tangible, purposeful plan that regards the user as highly as the aesthetics. At Belli, we serve our clients as true advocates and trusted advisors, and are fully client-centric in our design approach. Your project vision is always front and center.
Challenge: Improve upon existing (original) track and field to attain current high school sports standards and bring the facility to a standard of equality with the other high schools in the district. The current track and field had challenging existing conditions and constraints including the bleachers, grade of soil, surrounding Arana Gulch Creek and flood plain. There was also no concessions building or lights for night games.
Solution: Re-grade the entire area to control potential floodwaters. Replace the current track and field with a new competitive, all-weather, state-of-the-art track and field that includes synthetic grass, a rubber track and all new equipment. Additionally, a much needed concession stand and restroom building for spectators was brought in as well as stadium lighting to accommodate evening games. A new perimeter fence was also installed in order to improve school security.
Results: Parity among all schools within the district. Plus, this project is Harbor High School’s first substantial renovation since its original construction as well as the first major project completed under Bond Measure XXX
Challenge: Unique to the grower/shipper model, provide an environment conducive to sales and administrative functions, yet near the cooling and shipping facility, whereby there is effective communication between departments. Create a showpiece building in the California mission style with rich finishes.
Solution: Created inward directed administration spaces immediately adjacent to shipping and cooling functions with controlled access. Used cruciform layout to provide inter-department connections. Created separation between administration and production with the use of colonnades and a large plaza often used as an event venue.
Results: A cloistered campus feel and efficiency, with flexible venues for corporate and community events, reflecting the client’s unique character.
Contractor: SSB Construction
Challenge: Develop a winery to allow the business to transition from selling grapes to making wine and diversify product lines, under an extremely tight time frame coinciding with harvest deadlines.
Solution: Applied knowledge of County agency requirements to generate quick permit approval, fast tracked the project necessitating managing a host of experienced consultants through a critical decision making path. Designed and built a 100,000 sq. ft winery with a 30,000 ton crush capacity in less than 12 months.
Results: Greater company performance and diversity due to the ability to transfer a raw material (grape juice) into a value added product (wine).
Contractor: Mill Construction Company and SSB Construction
Challenge: As part of the greater Hartnell athletic facility, integrate with recently completed athletic fields to create a building that serves the needs of multiple sports programs without turning its back to any of them.
Solution: Developed a unique floor plan with two offset masses joined by a 2-sided spine that provides approach and access to common functions, such as concessions, from all directions.
Results: A well-integrated centerpiece for Hartnell’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities that enables a flexible anchor for sports and sports education, with a specially designed donor wall to be used to recognize past and future community contributors to the college athletic programs.
Contractor: Tombleson Inc.