Federal Towers Building

Oakland, California

Peer Review 

In 1990, Jack Kemp, AIA, (while at MWM Architects, Oakland, CA) provided quality assurance peer review on the approximately one million square foot Oakland Federal Building designed by Kaplan McLaughlin and Diaz (KMD) Architects. As sub-consultants to O’Brien, Kreitzberg, Construction Managers for the General Services Administration, Mr. Kemp provided architectural plan check and specification reviews at various design and production phases of the project over a one year period. 

The 50% design review included detailed code analysis (the building code for the project was a hybrid federal/UBC document formulated specifically for the project) and constructability.  A two day value engineering conference was attended by design team consultants and quality assurance team consultants.  Here, the focus was on architectural detailing and secondary sealants for the exterior curtain wall system.