Door + Hardware Consultants, Inc.

Representative Projects

El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, California

Architect:
KMD Architects
San Francisco, California

Door + Hardware Consultants provided architectural hardware consultant services for this new $200 Million, 488,000 sf hospital, 80,000 sf medical office building, 22,000 sf central plant expansion, and 70,000 sf renovation within the existing hospital.

The new building accommodates 223 licensed beds - 85 percent private - and an emergency room/department holding an additional 36 beds. The building also includes a 10-bed observation unit, a conference center, 16 operating/ interventional treatment rooms, a multi-track Emergency Department and flexible nursing modules with 28 critical care and 180 acuity adaptable beds  

Medical departments within the facility include radiology, emergency department, SNF/ sub acute, surgical and interventional services, medical surgery, ICU, pediatrics, behavioral health, and a biomedical laboratory. The pharmacy, patient registration, resource center, conference center, and dining area are open to the public. Ancillary spaces include security/ PBX operations, a medical staff lounge, central supply, and administration.
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Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, California

Architect:
Hill Glazier Architects
Palo Alto, California

The Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley brings the high-touch appeal of its legendary service and luxury to the capital of high tech - to create the contemporary home of unrivalled hospitality at the hub of Silicon Valley. Five minutes from Stanford University, this intimate, 200-room hotel is the centerpiece of the prestigious new University Circle complex. Offering the area's most luxurious accommodations, the Hotel's 200 guest rooms - including 27 suites - reflect a harmonious blend of relaxed California style and high-tech. Their contemporary design incorporates natural woods with warm colors and comfortable furnishings. The rooms are light and airy, and most feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Stylishly functional, all rooms offer a flat-screen television and up-to-the minute technology, allowing guests to remain productive and focused.

The extra-spacious marble bathrooms are light and inviting, incorporating Four Seasons signature features: deep soaking tubs, separate glass-walled showers, WCs with telephone in a separate alcove and flat screen televisions.

As part of the architectural team, Door + Hardware Consultants provided specifications for all the door hardware required, design assistance in product selection, coordination of door and hardware work during construction, and field inspection of the finished work in place.

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Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University
Stanford, California

Architect:
Polshek & Partners Architects
New York, New York

The Center includes the splendidly renovated historic museum building, a new wing, and garden areas. The $36.8 million project included full seismic upgrade of the 78,000 square foot historic museum building, addition of a new wing measuring 42,000 square feet, enhancement of the Rodin Sculpture Garden, and addition of new garden areas for contemporary sculpture.

The new wing adds 12,000 square feet of exhibition space for special exhibitions and installations of the Center's collection of modern and contemporary art, and a sculpture terrace, auditorium, bookshop and cafe. The addition has an elegant, modern design that complements the 1891 building. It features a full-length glass wall overlooking a courtyard between the two buildings.

Door + Hardware Consultants provided architectural hardware consultant services for both new and renovated spaces, including significant electronic security coordination.

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The Ivy Hotel
San Diego, California

Architect:
SB Architects
San Francisco, California

The Ivy Hotel is an impressive and extensive renovation of an existing historic building in San Diego's Gaslamp district.  It features 159 upscale guestrooms, with an additional 14 deluxe suites and 3 specialty suites. Inside the rooms, The Ivy provides flat screen televisions, plush bedding, high-tech functionality, and a spacious work environment.

Outside the guest suites, The Ivy Hotel features two nightclubs: San Diego Club Envy and San Diego Eden Bar.

San Diego Club Envy features VIP amenities, bottle service, and an exclusive crowd, San Diego Club Envy is famed to be the hottest new nightclub in San Diego.

San Diego Eden Bar is a posh bar and lounge that offers breathtaking views, cutting-edge luxury and tropical pool-side ambience.

As part of the architectural team, Door + Hardware Consultants provided specifications for all the door hardware required, design assistance in product selection, coordination of door and hardware work during construction of the project.

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Estancia La Jolla Hotel
La Jolla, California

Architect:
Hill Glazier Architects
Palo Alto, California

The luxurious Estancia La Jolla Hotel is a restoration and renovation of three separate historic buildings that once housed the Scripps Medical Research Clinic. This unique 115 guestroom hotel reflects a blend of the local Spanish Revival style characterized by a series of colonnades, French doors surrounded by iron balconies and historic mission tile roofs.

As part of the architectural team, Door + Hardware Consultants provided specifications for all the door hardware required, design assistance in product selection, coordination of door and hardware work during construction, and field inspection of the finished work in place.

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The James H. Clark Center
Stanford University, California

Architects:
MBT Architecture
San Francisco, California

Foster and Partners
London, England

Stanford’s 260,000 sf Clark Center was created to support a new paradigm for scientific discovery and teaching based on cross discipline interaction and collaboration.

Named after one of the inventors of the Internet, the James H Clark Center provides highly flexible laboratories for interdisciplinary research. Housing 45 faculty from the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Clark Center brings together biologists, physicists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers and medical researchers. Broad themes represented at the Center include molecular and cellular structure and function, biological systems imaging, tissue engineering, neurosciences and computational biosciences.

Door + Hardware Consultants (DHC) provided specification, design and coordination services; and participated in several on-site meetings with the Architects, General Contractor, and University representatives to help facilitate door opening and security issues for the project, making extensive use of electrified door hardware operationally integrated with the University's card access system.

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San Francisco City Hall Restoration
San Francisco, California

Architect:
Bureau of Architecture, City of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

The San Francisco City Hall building is a grand historic building erected just after the turn of the century and listed in the Federal registry of historic buildings. It is a massive facility occupying an entire city block at San Francisco's Civic Center. The restoration project was a very complex undertaking involving multiple prime contractors, multiple architectural firms, a construction management firm, a historic preservation architect, and a host of consultants and advisors. The City of San Francisco's Bureau of Architecture oversaw the Project in its entirety.

Door + Hardware Consultants (DHC) was responsible for specification of all new door hardware utilized on both new doors and refurbished historic doors. We also specified the procedures and processes required for the refurbishment and accessibility retrofit of the existing historic hardware. Further, DHC performed an extensive on-site survey and inventory of the historic door openings, constructing a database containing a myriad of information to be used by various members of the design team.

In total, there were more than 700 door openings specified, including stringent and complicated historic preservation requirements, Historic Building Code issues, fire and life-safety requirements, accessibility issues, and coordination of Security System requirements.

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University of California, Office of the President
Oakland, California

Architect:
Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz
San Francisco, California

As part of the vision of Oakland's downtown revitalization this new 414,000 SF headquarters of the University of California Office of the President fit into the historic design of the surrounding structures, and includes a 500-car parking garage, and 7000 SF retail space.

The garage space is divided between tenant parking and public parking areas with separate entrances and different security requirements for each. There is a large outdoor terrace space at one of the upper levels creating an assembly occupancy and more complex exiting requirements for the building.

Since this building houses the President of the University of California system, the need for access control and security was quite high. Card access, intrusion detection, and closed circuit video surveillance systems were all employed, and integrated with electromechanical door hardware, door position monitors, and the like.

DHC provided specification, design and coordination services; and participated in several on-site meetings with the Architect, Owner/ Developer, negotiated General Contractor, and University representatives to help facilitate door opening and security issues for the project.

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AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants
San Francisco, California

Architects:
HOK Sport
Kansas City, Missouri

Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning Inc.
San Francisco, California

This state of the art urban ballpark is truly a jewel in the crown of San Francisco. Much planning was required to provide the functionality required for the many different types of spaces in this facility. In addition to the obvious requirements for high usage ingress/ egress in the main portion of the ballpark, there were locker rooms, retail spaces, administrative offices, luxury suites, food service and concessions operation areas, mechanical, electrical, maintenance, grounds keeping, and others spaces with unique security and hardware requirements.

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Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, Missouri

Architects:
MBT Architecture
San Francisco, California

Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc.
Westwood, Kansas

Recipient of R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2002 Lab of the Year award, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City was conceived, programmed and designed to be the “best biomedical research facility in the world.” The Institute’s first phase includes approximately 250,000 sf of laboratories, offices, conference rooms, auditorium, dining facility, library and temporary living quarters for recruited researchers and visiting scientists. 

In total, DHC specified hardware for more than 1,000 door openings, including stringent and complicated laboratory / vivarium requirements, fire and life-safety requirements, accessibility issues, and coordination of Security System requirements.

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Sony Metreon Entertainment Complex
San Francisco, California

Architect:
Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris
San Francisco, California

The Sony Metreon Entertainment Complex is a substantial retail/entertainment complex. Facing Yerba Buena Gardens and fronting onto Fourth Street, the structure occupies the entire block from Howard to Mission, effectively completing the Yerba Buena complex. The modern design includes three levels of restaurants and shops, and two levels of theaters -- including a Sony Imax theater.

The project has a very high occupancy factor including exiting requirements for the adjacent Marriott Hotel which must partially exit through spaces in this project. This somewhat unusual combination presented DHC with interesting challenges in designing to a high standard of aesthetic values, while observing the very strict Code requirements pertaining to fire/ life safety and exiting.

Glass doors and concealed hardware were used extensively. Many areas also required hold-open fire separation doors which aesthetically needed to "disappear" in order the achieve the Architect's design requirements.