Crosby Group provided complete structural engineering design services for the new multi-level 30,000sf Fine Arts Building at the College of Marin. The project consists of a three-story steel moment frame structure sandwiched between two one-story concrete shear wall buildings topped with a ‘green’ living roof. This configuration allows for the ‘green’ roof to be accessible to students and staff and aid in the learning process, while the moment frame construction allows for complete flexibility of spaces and unobstructed views of Mount Tamalpais. The new Fine Arts building provides a ceramics lab with kiln, a sculpture room, metal shop including welding, jewelry room, wood shop, an architecture studio, drawing studio, painting studio, printmaking studio, classrooms and computer lab. Crosby Group’s scope for this project includes the analysis, design, detailing, specifications, and review of structural submittals and periodic observation of construction of the primary structural system.
The College of Marin is committed to sustainability and has set a goal of LEED-Silver for this project. Crosby Group has employed the use of high volume fly ash (HVFA) for concrete elements, required recycled content and regional materials for building components where feasible, and specified low-VOC construction aids to achieve this goal.
Marin Community College District
Green "Living" Roof