Cliff Residence – Tiburon, CA

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This property is nestled on the edge of a 70 foot cliff, overlooking the Richardson and San Francisco Bays.After days of intense rain, the last week of December 2005 saw Marin County plagued with hundreds of dramatic slope failures, including the landslide at this site. The landslide repair involved restoration and stabilization of the failed hillside, replacement of lost portions of the garden terraces, collection and controlled discharge of storm water runoff, and providing access to the beach area. In collaboration with Civil and Geotechnical Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Artists, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, The Army Corps of Engineers, and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, we developed the repair program for this complex and delicate site condition.

While at W/A, Mike Zelazek provide land and water-based reconnaissance, preparation of structural and architectural details, composite photographs for design submittals.

Structural Engineer: Weir/Andrewson Associates
Budget: $3 million
Construction Duration: 12 months