Dominican University Meadowlands Mansion Renovation

Location: San Rafael, CA

Project Architect(s): TWM Architects

Sq. Footage: 30,000

Meadowlands Hall is an elegant Victorian mansion that is located on the Dominican University campus in San Rafael. The 30,000 SF building was originally built in 1888 as a summer home for Michael H. de Young, founder of the San Francisco Chronicle. Throughout the years, it has been used as a dormitory and assembly hall. The project accomplishes the adaptive reuse of the historical mansion into offices and classrooms for Departments of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Public Health and Health Sciences. Renovation included a structural retrofit, installation of utilities, hydronic floor heating and fire sprinklers. Work was done on the exterior to create a historically accurate siding that would meet current code and achieve LEED building envelope standards.

This project was awarded LEED Silver certification and was recognized as one of North Bay Business Journals Top Projects in 2015.