The Charles A. Sprague Seed Orchard (CASSO) building is a 2,600 SF office building built in the 1960’s serving the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Medford District. The BLM wanted to redesign underutilized areas of the building to create additional office space and to update the building’s aging utilities to be energy efficient and code compliant.

DJ&A provided Title I and Title II services and managed a multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, surveyors, and electricians to develop a complete construction bid package necessary for BLM to place a competitive contract out for the building remodel.

Rehabilitation Plan Highlights:

  • Conversion of a laboratory to a conference room
  • Replacement of the hydraulic pressurized water system
  • Division of the mechanical room into wet and dry rooms
  • Updating restrooms to include water saving fixtures
  • Energy efficiency upgrades for lighting, insulation, heating and HVAC
  • Replacement of the existing water pump system
  • Addition of a concrete patio with landscaping and site drainage
  • Landscaping improvements to reduce maintenance and water needs

Key Services

  • Conducted site investigation of existing structure, grounds, utilities, mechanical and electric systems, and topography
  • Designed structural conceptual plans for site layout improvements
  • Developed full construction bid package, including drawings, specifications, an operations and maintenance manual and cost estimates

Value Added

The team performed a preliminary condition assessment of a portion of the mechanical system during the site visit, providing critical information to the client for them to make the best determination regarding the status of the existing system.