San Mateo/EMID Wastewater Treatment Plant – in progress

The Project, located on Detroit Drive in San Mateo, is a significant expansion and upgrade to the existing Plant. The publicly prominent site is adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, Seal Slough and is visible from the Bay Trail and J. Hart Clinton Dr. The project includes approximately 150,000 SF of new process buildings, a new Maintenance Warehouse and a 16,000SF Administration Operations Laboratory Building. The overall Plant design reflects the City’s vision for creating a ‘Gem of the Bay’, celebrating the importance of infrastructure and enhancing public experience and awareness.

BTA is leading the comprehensive design effort for the new Operations Administration Laboratory building with the goal of achieving LEED Silver Certification. BTA is also responsible for the architectural design of all process structures, working with lead Engineer HDR, and an interpretive open space in collaboration with RHAA Landscape Architects.

BTA’s involvement with the Project began with their selection as the winning entrant in the Architectural Theme Competition for the WWTP with a concept that merged open space, public amenity and sustainable materials and methods. This concept is being carried forward in the Project design with the goal of creating an integrated design aesthetic consisting of highly durable, low maintenance and environmentally appropriate materials.

Construction scheduled to begin in 2019
San Mateo, California
300,000 SF
Lead Engineers: HDR
Renderings: RHAA