Hotel Chauvet 13756 ARNOLD DRIVE, GLEN ELLEN, CA
Redevelopment of 12,000 sq. ft. historic brick building; six luxury condominiums with grounds and parking.
“You have been on my mind since the quake and I have wanted to call you. However, I had to look for the contact info. Now I have it. Your work was awesome. I was thinking in particular about the shotcrete wall; then I thought I about our heavy duty center footing and our separate walls…As I told the Press Democrat, the elevator worked, the washers dryers and dishwashers worked, the garage doors went up and down and there was water in the pool. How lucky can a building be?
Thank you so very much.”
– Christine Hansson, Owner
“It’s a really nice looking building and really cool that it came through the earthquake unscathed. The clients should be sending you flowers & chocolates…or maybe providing you with a complimentary weekend stay in gratitude. There sure were a lot of other structures of a similar vintage that did not make it through the quake so gracefully. Hopefully they will refer you to one or two building owners that are going to need a structural engineer for reconstruction.”
– Janet Drake, Drake Design Associates
Firm’s Role: Structural Design, Construction Documents, and Construction Field Observation
Status: Chauvet is completed and for sale, with one unit available as a furnished vacation rental.