Brooklyn Basin Bike Tours
Join us as we bike around Oakland and explore some fantastic spots, complete with presentations of the spaces!
We will be meeting in front of the first stop of our tour: Channel House!
Channel House is an energetic addition to Oakland’s Jack London Square neighborhood, providing 333 new residential units, several outdoor amenity spaces, and active retail space along Water Street.
Ben Wrigley is a Principal at SCB providing design leadership for the firm’s west coast urban residential and mixed-use practice. Working with clients across the country, SCB creates forward-thinking design solutions that make a lasting impact on skylines, campuses, communities, and neighborhoods.
Paseo Estero and Vista Estero
The affordable multi-family building consists of 101 units and the affordable senior includes 110 units. The design goals of the project are to create a vibrant new mixed-use neighborhood with a diverse mixture of residents; to provide walkable, activated and lively public streets and open spaces; to spatially define and reinforce the public character of the streets and open spaces; and to provide a diversity of architectural expressions.
Rod Henmi joined HKIT in 2009 as Director of Design. He has significant experience in the design of residential facilities and has completed more than 2,000 units of housing. His work reflects an effort to design in a manner that is cost-efficient yet imaginative, mindful of functional requirements yet poetic.
Orion at Brooklyn Basin
The first building within the new Brooklyn Basin district, Orion provides 241 residential units – including townhouses, flats, lofts and penthouses, many with high-value water views – with canted multi-color “feature wall”, street-front retail, and associated amenities including sky lounge, fitness room, dog wash, bike repair space and storage, courtyard with spa, and rooftop terrace.
David Israel has over 40 years of experience in master planning and designing successful mixed-use complexes with multifamily housing and retail venues, commercial office and hospitality facilities. An award-winning architect, David has served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) and San Francisco Chapter (AIASF).
Brooklyn Basin - Parcel C
The Brooklyn Basin parcel C is an 8-story mixed use development. The lower three stories include a wrap style concrete garage, surrounded on three sides by residential and neighborhood activating retail/restaurant along Brooklyn Basin Way and a shared mews with Parcel B creating a small community feel.
Antonio Robles is an experienced architect with over 30 years in the profession working on a wide variety of project types including multi-family housing, affordable housing to luxury housing, retail, hospitality, high-rise commercial, and single-family residential. He brings a calm expertise to all the projects he participates in which is valuable during the construction phase, of which he has 3 active projects in such a phase currently.
9th Ave. Terminal
The 9th Ave Terminal market and retail hall brings new life and use to the historic terminal building and is intended to be a gathering space that anchors the larger Brooklyn Basin development.
John is a principal at Flynn Architecture and has worked on a wide variety of projects, many in Oakland such as the Hive.
The Design Tours Committee offers a wide range or tours and tour types for AIA East Bay members and the public. Most tours are lead by either the Architect, Designer or Owner of the site and allow attendees to “look under the hood” and have a dialogue with the people responsible for design and business decisions.