CSDA has been retained to work with the design team to provide acoustical consulting services for the 1951 Harbor Bay Park Exelixis Offices located in Alameda, CA. The project site is in the Harbor Bay area in Alameda, just north of Oakland International Airport. Exelixis, a biotechnology company that specializes in the development and commercialization of new medicine to treat difficult cancers, is expanding its offices to build a new headquarters. The new office building will have conference rooms, private offices, open offices, a fitness area, break/All-Hands space, and other ancillary spaces.

The scope of work included an Environmental Noise Study/Facade Design as well as sound isolation, room acoustics, HVAC/MEP noise and vibration analysis during the Design Development, Construction Document, Permit/Bid and Construction Administration phases. CSDA is honored to work with the team in providing Exelixis with space to further their admirable mission of working towards a cure for cancer.


CSDA is currently working on the 1951 Shattuck Avenue project, a mixed-use development with  156 residential rental units ranging from studios to 3 bedroom apartments, as well as amenities. Full-service consulting services are being provided, from schematic design through construction administration. An environmental noise study as well as post-construction measurements will be conducted.



CSDA is providing acoustical consulting services for the 420 Sutter Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The project consists of the construction of a new 12-story tourist hotel building. There will also be a rooftop deck for passive recreational use, a ground level lobby/public space and retail.

Our scope of acoustical consulting services includes an Environmental Noise Study complying with the City’s Entertainment Commission requirements to quantify noise from nearby places of entertainment. The Study included the calculation of required window STC ratings to meet the Building Code and City of San Francisco acoustical standards.


CSDA was retained to provide acoustical consulting services for this mixed-use project located along busy Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. The project consists of a 97-unit apartment building with Type V wood frame construction over a Type I podium. We provided an environmental noise study, along with architectural acoustics input for demising assemblies such as party walls and floor-ceiling assemblies. An analysis of HVAC and mechanical noise/vibration was also conducted.


CSDA has been retained to provide acoustical consulting services for the UCSC Rachel Carson Dining Hall project. The new dining hall will be built to accommodate student demand as well as increase operational efficiencies and provide new amenities such as a performance bar, kitchen and bakery area. The project will achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification and strive for Gold. CSDA’s scope of services includes room acoustics, sound isolation and MEP noise/vibration.