Monthly Archives: September 2013

“History” a Tri-City Voice article by James R. Griffin

History: One hundred years By James R. Griffin Reposted from the Tri-City Voice article Randolph Adams Griffin (R. A. Griffin), Irvington builder and community leader, retired in 1963 after 50 years in business building custom homes, farm buildings, dairies, churches and whatever needed to be built in Southern Alameda County. His son, Jim, took the reins. He thought: “Fifty years – such a long time!” Another fifty years have gone by and the company, now named “James R. Griffin, Inc.,” is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

2013 Completion of the Varian Campus Center

2013 Varian Campus Center – Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto
Completed February, 2013
Cafeteria, Health Center, Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

Mixed use two story building, approximately 30,300 square feet in a congested business park.  The project included abatement and demolition of an existing building.  Purpose of the new building is primarily an amenities facility for the employees of Varian Medical Systems; includes conference rooms, lecture hall, full service servery and cafeteria, holeless and machine room free elevator and physical fitness center.  Foundation is made up of 80 drilled piers and footprint has unique curves with exterior finish composed of aluminum and glass and tile.  Major MEP equipment furnished and installed: 1200 amp, 480/277 volt 3 phase 4 main switchboard, three Trane roof top handling units (nominal 24, 48, and 73 tons) with chilled water intellipaks, two 500,000 BTU boilers, 3 ton split air conditioning unit, 3,000 gallon greese interceptor and two make up air handlers, 10,500 and 9,300 CFM. Project is pursing LEED gold certification.


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