Facilities Evaluations

Holy Names College Evaluation

Holy Names College

Claremont Hotel.

Oakland, California


In 1998, while employeed as a Project Architect by Garretson Elmendorf and Zinov (GEZ) Kathryn Shaffer helped complete Facilities Evaluations for two campuses. One project was to create a master plan for refurbishment of a school campus and the other was to provide a survey of a resort campus to use in the sale of the property. Each project involved a detailed look at the condition of the site and buildings through on site walk-thrus, interviews, researching planning and legal documents, and bringing in outside consultants and testing services where required.

GEZ,est. in 1956, was originally led by an engineer, engineer/architect, and an architect, and was known for  their work at Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley, and Sandia Labs . Working at GEZ provided an insightful look at how buildings age and how people use them.