Stanford Quillen

Stanford University housing has gotten a boost with the renovation of two, 12-story high-rises. The Quillen and Blackwelder buildings are part of the Escondido Village on the Stanford, CA campus. Each tower includes 220 housing units, featuring two bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen. Ten apartments are on each floor, which includes levels two through

Healthpeak 230 East Grand

Healthpeak Properties is expanding its life science campus in South San Francisco. The project includes multiple buildings on the Healthpeak Point Grand campus. The lobby stairs highlight the 230 East Grand project. General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie Architect – DGA

Healthpeak 256 East Grand Amenities

Healthpeak Properties is expanding its life science campus in South San Francisco. Installation is winding down on the 256 East Grand Amenities Building on the Healthpeak Point Grand campus. Plastic laminate casework and quartz countertops are featured throughout the café and servery area. General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie Architect – DGA

Analog Devices

White oak Tambour paneling highlights this tenant improvement in Santa Clara, Calif. Analog Devices, a semiconductor company, has undergone a facelift on the first and second floors. In addition to the Tambour paneling, the break room on level one also features decorative metal casework. Polished quartz countertops are another highlight of the project. General Contractor

Asante Forward

The Asante Forward project is coming along in Medford. The Forward project is a series of tenant improvements going on at the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. It is right next door to the new six-story patient pavilion NWD completed. The series of phased work within the main hospital is intended to expand existing services,

Private Client

Take a look at the progress of this six-story build out for a private client in San Jose, Calif. The new interior construction includes open work space, conference rooms, lockers, enclosed offices, break rooms and a café. Plastic laminate casework is found in the copy/print areas on multiple floors. Rift white oak veneer is a

Hayward Performing Arts Center

The Hayward Unified School District in California is getting a new Performing Arts Center. The 24,435-square-foot center features a main house with 524 seats, an entry plaza with a community room and black box theater. The theater building includes plastic laminate casework, solid surface tops and large columns inside the theater. General Contractor – Blach

Chabot College Library and Learning Center

Construction is in full swing on the Chabot College project in Hayward, Calif. The new four-story library and learning center will replace the old facility. The new center will feature plastic laminate casework and library stacks. White maple highlights the project. General Contractor – Rudolph & Sletten Architect – Group 4 Architecture

303 Baldwin

The new 303 Baldwin project in San Mateo, Calif. offers a mix of residential and commercial space. The four-story building is located in the heart of the city. Cedar is featured throughout the project. General Contractor – Build Group Architect – WRNS Studio

Mission Rock Building G

Take a look at the Mission Rock development in San Francisco, Calif. Building G is a mixed-use high-rise. The new building includes retail, a commercial office entrance lobby, a loading dock and other building services on the ground floor. White oak Tambour paneling is a highlight of the project. The locker room areas feature the

Stanford Blackwelder

The Escondido Village Blackwelder building is one of the oldest high-rises on the Stanford University campus. The 12-floor, 220-bed dormitory has undergone a remodel. Ten apartments are featured on each floor, which includes levels two through 12. The first floor includes common area and student amenities. The amenities feature a lounge, study, game and music

Genesis Marina

The Genesis Marina project in Brisbane, Calif. includes the construction of three life science buildings. The campus includes offices, lab research and development space, a restaurant and recreation areas. Walnut is featured throughout the project. Bleached walnut veneer is used for the paneling, while IPE is featured on the benches. General Contractor – Webcor Architect

Private Client

NWD has wrapped up a project in Mountain View, Calif. for a private client. The new, four-story facility includes offices, a dining area, cafeteria and an atrium to connect three office floors. The Atrium Plaza and Techknow Bar highlight the project. Shinnoki paneling is featured throughout the four floors. General Contractor – Rudolph & Sletten


The San Jose State University campus in California has added a new Interdisciplinary Science Building. The facility offers a mix of teaching and research labs to serve the chemistry and biology departments at the university. Plastic laminate casework and Caesarstone countertops are featured throughout the project. General Contractor – McCarthy Building Companies Architect – Flad

Gilead B362 Virology Lab

Foster City, Calif. is home to the Gilead Sciences campus. The B362 Virology Lab tenant improvement is complete. TerraMai White Oak paneling and custom cabinets are featured throughout the project. General Contractor – Novo Construction Architect – Flad Architects

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

The Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford has a new six-story patient pavilion. The pavilion connects to the existing six-floor inpatient structure. The new center features 20 operating rooms and surgery support, 64 critical-care units on two floors, a 78-bed women’s/children’s unit on two floors and other support spaces. The casework on the first,

Apple SC-10

NWD puts the finishes touches on the Apple SC-10 project in Santa Clara, Calif. The office tenant improvement includes a refresh on all four levels. Rift white oak is featured throughout the project. General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie Architect – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Red Hawk Hotel

The Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif. has a new Entertainment Center and Hotel. The expansion is the first since the casino opened in 2008. Red Hawk is an Indian gaming casino owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The new five-story hotel connects to the existing casino. The 120,000-square foot hotel includes

Red Hawk Entertainment Center

The Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif. has a new Entertainment Center. The expansion is the first since the casino opened in 2008. Some of the highlights for this 85,000-square-foot Apex center include a multi-level indoor karting track, a golf simulator and virtual reality arcade, a state-of-the-art bowling facility, sports bar and restaurant. The main

Private Client

Premium rift cut white oak is featured throughout this tenant improvement project for a private client in Cupertino, Calif. The ground-floor office remodel includes offices, conference rooms, labs, break rooms and open work areas. General Contractor – Level 10 Construction Architect – Hayes Group Architects

Branciforte Library

Branciforte Library in Santa Cruz, Calif. has received facelift. This tenant improvement of the exisiting library includes new finishes and library shelving. One highlight of the project is the circulation desk in the main lobby. The desk features clear heart redwood slats with a white cliff Cambria waterfall subtop. General Contractor – JPB Designs Architect

Caritas Center

The Caritas Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. is a family and homeless support services facility operated by Catholic Charities. The new three-story center offers a range of services. These include transitonal housing, medical services and an emergency shelter. The facility features offices, a commercial kitchen, daycare and children’s program center. General Contractor – Wright Contracting

Google SEA6 Coffee Lounge

The Google SEA6 Coffee Lounge in Redwood City, Calif. offers patrons a break from the daily grind. The tenant improvement is a refreshment of the fifth-floor space. In addition to the coffee conversion inside, the area includes an outdoor terrace with plenty of seating options. Inside features a servery counter with a mug wall, booth

Stanford CAM

The Stanford University School of Medicine has opened a new Center for Academic Medicine on campus. The four-story, 170K square-foot U-shaped building serves as an academic and clinical campus. The space is welcoming with an outdoor courtyard and plaza. The interior features a café and fitness center in addition to work spaces and a lobby

Westmoor High School

The curved maple wall caps inside the theater at Westmoor High School highlight the Daly City, Calif. project. Other areas of the project include the fashion room, mail room reception areas, restrooms and Woodshop Building. General Contractor – Swinerton Architect – Aedis Architects

827 Kearny

The 827 Kearny project is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco. The new four-story mixed-use cultural institution is an addition to the Buddah’s Universal Church. The project features maple paneling. The space includes a banquet hall, kitchen and lounge areas, classrooms and plenty of room for residents to occupy the top floor. General

Grants Pass Entertainment Venue

Work is complete at the Grants Pass Entertainment Venue at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, but questions remain. The Flying Lark was grounded after a ruling regarding historical horse racing machines. It is unknown if the venue, located next to Grants Pass Downs, will actually open. The Flying Lark entertainment venue includes a full-service restaurant, a

UCSF Child Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building

The UCSF Child Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building is located on the UCSF campus in San Francisco, Calif. The five-story facility serves as an outpatient medical office building. The wall panels throughout the project feature European oak. The radius panels in the atrium highlight the space. General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie

Facebook Windsurfer

The Facebook Windsurfer/Burlingame Point project along the San Francisco Peninsula is complete. Facebook Windsurfer includes all of the interior scope on the eight-floor Facebook project. The exterior work is Burlingame Point. The 18-acre waterfront campus features 803,000 square feet of office space. General Contractor – Rudolph & Sletten Architect – WRNS Studio  

One De Haro

The One De Haro project in San Francisco is a four-story mixed-use building. It also includes close to 87,000 square feet of office space. The wood ceiling and perforated accent wall in the lobby features cross laminated timber. Another highlight of the project is the tall rolling sunshades on the upper floors. General Contractor –

UCOP & 1100 Broadway

The UCOP and 1100 Broadway project in Oakland, Calif. features both walnut and white oak finishes. In addition, the eight-floor, 160,000-square-foot project includes a conference center, office space, multiple break rooms, support areas and a wellness room. General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie Architect – Gensler

1500 Mission

This large residential mixed-use development is located in San Francisco. The project includes a 39-story, 396-foot-tall tower with an 11-story mid-rise podium and a four-story low-rise podium. In addition to residential space, there is room for retail development on levels 1 and 2. The high-rise building also has a fitness center, restaurant, libraries, swimming pool

Burlingame Point

The Burlingame Point project along the San Francisco Peninsula is complete. The 18-acre waterfront campus features 803,000 square feet of office space. There’s also an amenity building and a parking garage. Burlingame Point includes all of the exterior scope on the Facebook project. The interior work is Facebook Windsurfer. All of the exterior wood features

Golden State Warriors Offices

NWD has wrapped up tenant improvement work at the Golden State Warriors arena and event center in San Francisco. The Chase Center totals about 31,200 square feet. The work includes creating office space for the Warriors staff and owners as well as additional support spaces for arena operations. Some of the highlights of the project

Chase Center

This tenant improvement build-out for the new bank is part of the Chase Center complex. The complex features 580,000 square feet of nearby office space and an additional 100,000 square feet for retail/restaurants. The $1.4 billion Chase Center arena is not only a state-of-the-art facility, but also the new home of the Warriors. The project

El Camino Behavioral Health

The paneling in the lobby and stairway at El Camino Behavioral Health in Mountain View, Calif. grabs the attention of those visiting the facility. The 52,000-square-foot center for Mental Health and Addiction Services replaces the existing building on the El Camino Hospital campus. The establishment features 36 patient rooms with both inpatient and outpatient services.

Skyline College B12

The Skyline College campus is located in San Bruno, Calif. A 21,000-square-foot Environmental Science Building, known as B12, has been added to the campus. The B12 building houses two 56-seat classroom/laboratories. In addition, there are two 119-seat lecture halls, as well as academic offices. A catering kitchen and a lobby/gallery is available for events. The


Take a look at the MyoKardia project in Brisbane, Calif. The 4-story tenant improvement project for the biotech company features over 113,000 square feet of alterations. The project not only includes a tech desk, but also tiered step seating. The feature stair wall and coffee booth seating may add character to the space, but it

New Equipment for NWD

Northwestern Design is increasing its capacity and quality control with the addition of new equipment. NWD’s automated finishing system is now on site.

Los Gatos Cancer Center

The El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif. has opened a 4,260-square-foot outpatient cancer clinic and infusion center. The project converted an existing ob-gyn oncology unit into a new center to focus on outpatient care. NWD provided the plastic laminate casework in the exam rooms, nurses station, lobby and staff lounge; as well as two

Gateway of Pacific

The Gateway of Pacific project is located in South San Francisco. It is a life science real estate property, offering laboratory and office space for scientific biotech research companies. The total project building area is 531,849 square feet, which includes a 13-story wing and a five-story wing connected by an atrium. In addition, there is


Micron Technology has opened the doors on a 541,000-square-foot, three-building campus in San Jose, Calif. NWD helped transform the existing space with new interior finishes, casework and furniture. The tenant improvement project includes break rooms on multiple floors, new offices and casework throughout the seven-story building. The break room ceilings, which feature rift white oak


NWD took part in the renovation of Dynavax, a small biotech company in Emeryville, California. The project included renovating 70,893 square feet of office and lab space on multiple floors. Northwestern Design provided the casework for the break rooms, conference rooms, printer/copy rooms and lobby areas. The project also included Willow Wood Wall Paneling by


Northwestern Design helped transform a 75,000-square-foot area into office and lab tenant improvement space for Teleflex. The project is located in Pleasanton, Calif. Teleflex provides specialty medical devices for a wide range of surgery and critical care procedures. The wood lattice feature wall in the reception area is a highlight of the project. The wall

UC Merced 2020

The three-phase expansion project at the University of California, Merced is complete. UC Merced 2020 broke ground in 2016. The expansion added 13 new buildings to the campus, founded in 2005. These buildings house classrooms, laboratories, offices, student housing, life facilities and recreational areas. The 1.2 million gross-square-foot project doubled the campus size. But more

SCU Heafey-Bergin

The Heafey-Bergin interior remodel on California’s Santa Clara University campus is complete. The remodeled space is home to The School of Engineering program. The project includes office space for administrative and academic staff, as well as multiple labs and classrooms to serve students. The large collaborative area is hard to miss with two treefrog walnut

Analog Devices

Analog Devices in Santa Clara, Calif. included multiple phases of tenant improvement work. Part of the six-story, 67,560-square-foot project featured tiered seating and benches in open area spaces on multiple floors. In addition, NWD provided the casework and millwork in the café and pantry areas. These areas also include multiple seating options. General Contractor –

Private Client

This South San Francisco project for a private client has many unique features. Some of the project highlights include live Artisan Moss wall panels and suspended wooden blocks attached to thin stainless steel cables. The hanging wooden blocks were designed to resemble DNA strands. Multi-story screen walls in the project feature brass rods, which look


The REACH project at the San Francisco International Airport has landed. The project is located in the International Terminal at Concourses A and G. The brass, found on the custom hydration stations and planter boxes, is a highlight of the REACH project. However, this brass presented its own set of challenges for NWD. Therefore, metal

VA Palo Alto Radiology

The VA Radiology project in Palo Alto, Calif. features a 34,000-square-foot addition to the main hospital, which replaces the current facility. In addition, 15,000 square feet of the existing space has been renovated. The facility upgrades allow room for new radiology equipment for patient care in a centralized location. Northwestern Design’s wall paneling is a

UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall

Northwestern Design helped give Tolman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus a facelift. The eight-floor, 340,000-square-foot remodel began in March 2017 and finished in April 2018. The building houses the School of Public Health, Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology. NWD constructed the walnut wooden benches found on multiple floors inside the


Exelixis decided to make the move across the San Francisco Bay in the summer of 2018. The large pharmaceutical company now calls the Alameda waterfront its new home. The headquarters include two buildings, totaling 60,544 square feet. Northwestern Design was able to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for employees. As a result, the staff

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on the South Bascom Avenue campus is a perfect example of the newest health care trend, which focuses on the most updated care for patients and their families. The 367,000-square-foot, six-story facility offers 168 private patient rooms and includes a rehabilitation therapy center, an indoor garden atrium, meditation room and

Stanford Hoover Office Building and Conference Center

The Stanford Hoover Office Building and Conference Center is a beautiful multipurpose building, consisting of a grand entrance with 20-foot walnut archways. The impressive 400-seat auditorium was named in honor of Everett “Sparky“ Hauck and his wife Jane, and consists of 20-foot custom-crafted, grain-matched walnut pillars. There is also a 440-seat room featuring thick walnut


California’s first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint health care clinic is located in Marina, Calif. This new 146,000-square-foot facility serves military members, their families and veterans. General Contractor – Otto Construction Architect –  Nichols Melberg & Rossetto, Architects & Engineers

250 Montgomery

This private office lobby consists of custom-built wooden slats applied over the marble walls. The marble is visible through the slats, creating both warmth and beauty in this space. General Contractor – BCCI Construction Architect – RMW Architecture & Interiors

Sacramento Kings Entertainment and Sports Center

Northwestern Design manufactured and installed the casework at the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings. Workers removed the flooring of the old basketball court and sent it to NWD. Northwestern Design’s team then finished and manufactured this flooring into face panels used on the concession stands for the food court. The dark finish

Bay Area Headquarters Authority

The Bay Area Headquarters Authority has taken up residence in the heart of San Francisco’s Rincon Hill neighborhood. The facility serves as the headquarters of MTC, Association of Bay Area Governments and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Prior to that, the building was home to a World War II tank assembly plant and

Gompers High School

This state-of-the-art school brought about many changes for Richmond students. The gymnasium, used by students and the community, features perforated panels highlighting different sports at the school. The use of Rulon in the entrance and foyer is not only beautiful, but more importantly has acoustic properties that absorb sound. General Contractor – Lathrop Construction Associates

UC Berkeley Lower Sproul Student Community Center

NWD installed millwork and casework in three separate buildings at UC Berkeley – Eshleman, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez. This project included a large arrangement of wood furniture, wood and plastic laminate casework, composite and engineered stone countertops and work surfaces. Trespa wall paneling was utilized in the Chavez building. The Eshleman

Fairplex Trade and Conference Center

The Fairplex Convention Center is home to the Los Angeles County Fair, and accommodates all sorts of conventions and events. The beautifully-curved walls were an interesting concept that needed a solution in order to come to fruition. Northwestern Design came up with a solution that worked well and in the end, the walls were exactly

Exploratorium at Piers 15 and 17

When officials decided to move the Exploratorium to the San Francisco Pier, Northwestern Design was chosen as the architectural millwork manufacturer. The Exploratorium is a wonderful place to visit, providing fun and educational opportunities for all. NWD’s work at the Exploratorium included the architectural millwork and casework in the Bruce Damonte Theater and Bar. In

Yolo Superior Courthouse

The Yolo Superior Courthouse, which was completed in 2015, replaced the one that was built in 1917. The building houses 14 courtrooms on five floors. The courtroom interior features FSC cherry panels in the judge and jury boxes, while the stone base trim serves as a nice accent. The new courthouse allows many local agencies

CSU Monterey Bay Library

The reception desks in this library are made of exposed Baltic plywood with mitered corners and red 3form. The hardware on the reception desks is ergonomically correct, allowing for workers to either stand or sit. The three-story atrium features a modern design with elliptical casework. General Contractor – S.J. Amoroso Construction Company Architect – EHDD

Seven Trees Community Center and Library

This library and community center is full of natural light and different wood applications. The bright colors and uniquely angled book racks and cubbies make for a friendly environment. The community center won a design award from the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “This is a public building with great

Gero-Psychiatric Facility

This facility used many textures in the design. The nurse stations featured both natural designs and circles to create a unique look, while 3form was utilized for added textures. General Contractor – VETCON1 Architect – Aubrey Moore Jr. & Associates

Mills Peninsula Office Building

The interior design includes materials and colors representing elements of nature. This creates a calming effect for everyone using the facility, which was designed with patient and family comfort in mind as well as medical efficiency. The millwork and casework add to the calming atmosphere throughout. General Contractor – Turner Construction Architect – Ashen & Allen  

Mt. Shasta High School Lab

This lab was designed to allow students to have real time access to experiments and research. The lab countertop is made of epoxy and the casework was designed to integrate both a lab work area and technology to enhance the students learning experience. General Contractor – Timberworks Architect – Nichols, Melburg & Rosetto   

Palo Alto Medical Facility

NWD provided extensive casework and millwork throughout this medical facility. The contrast between the light and dark woods creates a very pleasing atmosphere. From handrail to wall paneling, the quality of the finished product shines through. General Contractor – DPR Construction Architect – Hawley Peterson Snyder

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

UCSF Medical Center’s $1.5 billion, state-of-the-art campus in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco is helping improve the health of children, women and cancer patients. The building is among the greenest urban hospitals in the nation. In 2016, the facility was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Accreditation, one of the

VA Palo Alto Polytrauma

This trauma center is designed to provide rehabilitative services to veterans and service members who have suffered serious injuries. The center’s focus is on healing our veterans so they can recover and live a meaningful life. General Contractor – Walsh/DeMaria Joint Venture V Architect – The Smith Group

Valley Health Center Fair Oaks

The sister health care centers in Fair Oaks and Gilroy used Trespa as an interior paneling system. Not only does Trespa add an interesting appeal, it’s also extremely durable and easy to clean. While Trespa is mainly used as an exterior application, it’s also an innovative interior solution. Its durability, color choices and easy to

Valley Health Center Gilroy

The sister health care centers in Fair Oaks and Gilroy used Trespa as an interior paneling system. Not only does Trespa add an interesting appeal, it’s also extremely durable and easy to clean. While Trespa is mainly used as an exterior application, it’s also an innovative interior solution. Its durability, color choices and easy to

Corona del Mar High School Theater

This project consisted of constructing a new 29,000-square-foot, 367-seat theater and performing arts building. The facility includes a state-of-the-art theatrical audio-visual system, black box studio and highly sustainable features. Much of the architectural millwork on this project is Plyboo, with the dimensional quality giving the walls a warm, unique look and feel. General Contractor – Pinner

DeAnza College Student Center

The renovation to the high-tech student center was designed to make the student area flow for ease of access. The building integrates gathering spaces with circulation, allowing for student interaction to take place. Universal classroom modules can easily be re-configured to accommodate different set-ups to meet the centers needs. Much of the casework was built

Hastings College School of Law

The Hastings College of Law is full of color and light. The faculty and staff are able to enjoy the openness and visual appeal the new design brought to the school. The pleasing atmosphere will be enjoyed by all who visit. General Contractor – Biltwell/Trico Architect – The Smith Group

Hillsdale High School Theater

Each red oak panel that was installed inside the Hillsdale High School Theater has a unique shape of its own. When placed together on the wall, the panels create an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that will stand the test of time and serve the school for many years. General Contractor – Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Company

Ohlone College

The circular design and the millwork in this college are very aesthetically pleasing. The columns throughout the building were wrapped in wood, and the attention to detail creates a beautiful environment for staff and students alike. The features at Ohlone College will be enjoyed for many years to come. General Contractor – S.J. Amoroso Construction Architect