MINDBODY expands San Luis Obispo Headquarters

MINDBODY recently celebrated the expansion of their San Luis Obispo headquarters. MINDBODY employees over 850 people, with that number expected to grow in the coming years. Their new facility increased their size by 60% adding 64,000 square feet.

RRM developed the master plan concepts for the 64,000 sf headquarters, featuring a large entry plaza that functions as an outdoor meeting space for the entire campus. Upper floor walkways overlook the atrium lobby, which is a high-volume space with comfortable seating areas. In addition to providing open office areas for workgroups, the building also includes a full-service café, multi-purpose meeting rooms that open out to the plaza, and a day-care facility for employees’ children.

The main entry drive for the campus includes iconic architectural features to help identify the MINDBODY campus. The site also includes landscaped pathways that will connect existing and new office buildings.

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RRM Design Group adds Structural Engineering Services

RRM Design Group is pleased to announce the expansion of our engineering services with the addition of structural engineering. As a multi-discipline design firm comprised of architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners and surveyors, we recognized that the demand for this service would fit seamlessly into our structure and compliment the other services we provide.

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Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan wins AEP Award

The Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission, along with RRM Design Group, W-Trans, and Rincon Consultants, , received the Outstanding Planning Document award for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan at the AEP conference in Santa Barbara on March 23rd.

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is planned to be a transportation, recreation, and interpretive bicycle and pedestrian pathway network that spans the entire coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, from the northern part of Santa Cruz County to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, Monterey County. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission hired RRM Design Group to prepare a multi-phased bikeway trail alignment and design study. The study aligns the trail along the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way and provides coastal access or coastal viewing opportunities, where possible. The study provided significant public involvement and outreach, topographic mapping, GPS control surveys, a preferred route and design, preliminary trail engineering, cost analysis, and environmental CEQA clearance.

RRM Design Group Expanding to Bay Area Location

RRM Design Group is opening a new Bay Area office in San Leandro. The office is located at 123 Estudillo, Suite 200. The new location has opened in response to the firm’s continuing growth in the Bay Area and Northern California.

Leading the new office will be Gina Chavez. Gina, a senior landscape architect with RRM Design Group, has over a decade of experience in landscape architecture and community planning. As a Bay Area native and qualified Bay Friendly Landscape Professional, Gina is passionate about her local environment and community.  She has worked on a wide-variety of projects including Burg Park in Richmond, Downtown Vallejo Streetscape Revitalization, and Kaiser Medical Offices Campus Improvements in Pleasanton. Gina will be provided with additional leadership from Jeff Ferber and Lief McKay.

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Grand Opening San Luis Obispo Skate Park

The City of San Luis Obispo celebrated the grand opening of their new skate park this weekend. It was a great success with over 1,000 people in attendance.

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Breaking ground: Visalia Fire Station No. 53

Community members and public officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Visalia Fire Station No. 53, which will be built on the southeast corner of W. Walnut Avenue and S. Atwood Street. This new 6,800 sf station will serve the southwest part of Visalia.


Breaking ground: San Luis Obispo Public Market at Bonetti Ranch

The community of San Luis Obispo came out to celebrate the groundbreaking of an exciting and unique project, the San Luis Obispo Public Market at Bonetti Ranch. This mixed use project will preserve and celebrate the history of Bonetti Ranch while providing the community with new commercial, retail and residential uses.

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RRM Celebrates the Opening of Arana Gulch

The opening of the Arana Gulch Path in Santa Cruz was well attended by over 300 community members and public officials. This pathway provides bicycle commuters improved access and a direct east-west route from Live Oak and other unincorporated communities into the city of Santa Cruz via a Class I facility. The connection crosses the 55-acre Arana Gulch Open Space with a unique 340′ stress ribbon pedestrian bridge.

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Morro Bay Celebrates Groundbreaking of Harborwalk Extension

A large crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Morro Creek Multi-Use Trail and Bridge project this week. The project will connect the downtown waterfront to North Morro Bay by providing a path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project will include viewing areas, stone seat walls and bicycle and surrey parking.

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Welcome to Mike Hamilton

SANTA BARBARA, January 2015 – Mike Hamilton recently joined RRM’s Civil Engineering Group, as Manager of Engineering of their Santa Barbara office. As a licensed civil engineer, Mike has over 15 years of local experience in municipal, commercial, institutional, and residential project types. Mike’s diverse project experience will complement RRM’s multidisciplinary team of professional architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, and surveyors.

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