DAVID BAKER ARCHITECTS
DESIGN-BUILD/ GENERAL CONTRACTOR
In 2016, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), hired DDB to manage the design-build of Sparc-it-Place, an outdoor event space with a stage and community market at the historic California Hotel in Oakland, CA. The space was built to engage local residents for community-oriented events, such as First Fridays and local social-mission driven design charrettes. Vendor stalls were built out of construction scaffolding, the seating/play elements were constructed out of shipping pallets, planters were built with salvaged redwood, and leftover “corn cribs”—sturdy wooden stacks used to store modular units on a DBA construction site—serve as stage seating.
DDB worked intimately with David Baker Architects to deliver a well-designed product. Pre-construction estimating and a timely delivery informed the entire design approach and performance.