SAN JOSE, CA—In an update to a previous story on Andy Kirby's recent promotion as C.W.Driver Northern California VP, we chat with Kirby aboutseveral projects he is directing in the region. These projectsinclude the recently completed three-story, 120,000-square-footBloomingdale's in the Stanford Shopping Center; the112,000-square-foot facility at San Francisco State University; a55,000-square-foot facility in Sunnyvale; and a 43,000-square-footmixed-use development project in downtown Mountain View.

The San Francisco State University studentrecreation and wellness center is targeting LEED Platinumcertification with energy-efficient materials, photovoltaictechnology, and the latest innovative plumbing, mechanical andelectrical equipment. Kirby tells that “The structureconsists of a state-of-the-art audio/visual system and Myrtha pooldesign. The exterior façade consists of a large curtain wallsystem, glass fiber-reinforced concrete panels and a visuallystunning metal ceiling system which takes you from the entranceinto the beautifully laid-out facility.”

The Foothill-De Anza Community CollegeDistrict's educational center is a facility housingclassrooms, conference rooms and administrative offices as well asa food service area. This project is located in Sunnyvale at theformer Onizuka Air Force Station, is targeting LEED Goldcertification, and will bring opportunities for academic programs,workforce training and year-round services to the community.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.