Kitchell attends groundbreaking ceremony for Novato Civic Center City Administrative Office project

Kitchell recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Novato Civic Center City Administrative Office Project in Novato, Calif.

When completed, the new Novato Civic Center complex will feature podium parking, a 23,000-square-foot building that accommodates administrative services; parks, recreation and community services; public works; community development; and the City’s one-stop-shop for public and building support areas. The project will be built to meet LEED Silver certification standards. Kitchell is providing construction management services for the project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2013.

Videos of the groundbreaking and a fly-through of the project’s rendering can be seen here

Buck Institute Research Lab uses geothermal heating

Kitchell, awarded a design-build contract for the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato, Calif., will replace the facility’s cooling towers with a geothermal field consisting of 370,450-foot-deep holes and all associated equipment. The replacement is anticipated to provide the Institute with an annual average energy savings of $500 thousand per year.

Check out the story and video here