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OCGP South Lawn and Visitors Center is Complete!
December 5th, 2013 by Jessica Stanley

The South Lawn and Visitors Center Pavilion phases of Orange County Great Park are complete! This project hits home for me as it is the first built project that I have designed and lead the construction administration process for at Sherwood! Woohoo!

The park opened the sport and fitness complex on September 21stby hosting the “Great Summer Games” for the community and we just gave the official certificate of completion letters to the City. Sherwood Design Engineers was the Engineer of Record for both phases and worked alongside WRNS Studio and Bellinger Foster Steinmetz (BFS) Landscape Architects on the 30 acre expansion of the public open space. (more…)

SF’s Central Corridor Eco-District
September 16th, 2013 by Jessica Stanley

SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research association, recently hosted a conversation on the Central Corridor Eco-District. The panel featured Kate Mcgee (San Francisco Planning Department
), John Elberling (TODCO Group
), Cole Roberts (ARUP
) and Bob Gamble (SPUR). As a hot-topic in sustainable design, the room was filled with Sherwood folks and several of our esteemed colleagues.


Water Narrative of a SDE Project
August 30th, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by Sherwood summer intern, Froste Wistrom.

During the last month I have been part of a team working on a project on a private property in the Sonoma Mountains. The construction is already in progress and the contractor is ready to start working as soon as we have finalized our construction drawings. I have been lucky as this has been a perfectly timed project for me as a summer intern- we just started working on it in the beginning of the summer and are wrapping up construction documents now. (more…)

MERGE Event in Sacramento!
August 26th, 2013 by admin

This post is authored by Sherwood employee Scott Hartstein who recently participated in the MERGE event in Sacramento.

On Saturday August 17, 2013, IIDA Northern California – Sacramento City Center held their 3rd annual MERGE Event benefiting their Student Award Program.  Teams are given 3 hours to create a fashion using only  the donated architectural materials provided to them, and show them at the evenings fashion show.
Team “The Materialistas” (sponsored by Rainforth Grau Architects) created their fashion from Interface Carpet, 2 types of fabric from Maharam  and PVC Edge Banding from Herman Miller. (more…)

SDE Intern Experience
August 13th, 2013 by admin

This video was made by me (Rachel Gross) and the other Sherwood summer interns to share our internship experiences. We discuss why we were initially interested in interning at Sherwood, what our favorite parts of the internship are, and what we will take away from our internship experience. (more…)

Ecodistrict Augustenborg, Malmö, Sweden
August 6th, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by Sherwood summer intern, Froste Wistrom.

During my internship I discovered that Sherwood was using precedent imagery of Malmo for its bioswales, and other LID stormwater management. As I am from the area I wanted to share with the firm and our blog readers more about the very interesting Eco-District that has implemented a lot of sustainable features in a great way.

Malmö, a city of approximately 300,000 inhabitants, is situated in the southern tip of Sweden. Until twenty years ago the city of was heavily industrialized, home to one of the world’s leading ship building industries, Kockums Shipyard, amongst others. The city was forced to change significantly when the big industries moved abroad, and since, a lot of work has been done to make Malmo a green city. (more…)

Top 5 Reasons Why My SDE Internship Rocks
August 1st, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by student and Sherwood summer intern, Rachel Gross.

I am currently a rising senior studying Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I am nearing the end of my 11 week summer internship at Sherwood Design Engineers (SDE). Working for Sherwood has been an amazing experience and these are the top 5 reasons why SDE rocks! (more…)

SPUR 26th of June, Tactical Ruralism
July 26th, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by Sherwood summer intern, Froste Wistrom.

This summer a Swedish guy is in town. I have gotten the opportunity to learn from the staff of Sherwood Design Engineers through a 9 week internship. This spring I completed my second year of the Landscape Engineer program at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp outside of Malmö – on the southwestern tip of Sweden. The university does a lot of research on agricultural efficiency and houses a Landscape Laboratory, which studies vegetation systems, looking at how to combine productive forests and recreational parks. Landscape Architecture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Garden Design are other programs at the university. (more…)

Boeddeker Park Project- Site Visit
July 19th, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by Sherwood summer intern, Alex Milton

The Sherwood Design team, led by project manager Jimmy Galvez, had the opportunity to visit the newly renovated Boeddeker Park construction site, situated in the Tenderloin on the corner of Eddy and Jones Streets, which is due to open in February 2014. (more…)

Sherwood Design Engineers, Ltd. Recognized in PSMJ’s 2013 Circle of Excellence
July 16th, 2013 by admin


“Over the past 5 years, we have seen the A/E/C industry go through some rough times. Despite economic adversity and drastic changes, it’s even more impressive to rise to the top of our industry, as our Circle of Excellence firms have done. We believe that these firms should be saluted.” -Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, CEO/President, PSMJ Resources, Inc.

We are excited to announce that last week PSMJ Resources, Inc. recognized Sherwood as a member of the 2013 Circle of Excellence! (more…)