North Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Nibbi Helps to Build a Community in Foster City.
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Foster City, CA
April 2004
17 months
Fisher Friedman Associates
Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Project Summary

After 40 years in Belmont, the Peninsula Jewish Community Center was outgrowing its existing facilities. At the same time, the Jewish Day School was looking for a permanent home, after renting inadequate, temporary classrooms for years. These two organizations teamed up to look for a new home together and the idea of creating a new campus was conceived. Four tenants make up this 12-acre site; the Ronald C. Wornick Day School (Day School), the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC), the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) and the Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS).

The land is leased from Foster City, who incorporated the NPJC campus into their Civic Master Plan. The 12-acre site is at the southern end of the Foster City Civic Campus and is bordered by Shell Boulevard and Foster City Boulevard.

The Day School is a 2-story wood-frame building on a concrete foundation. The San Francisco Byer Athletic Center, which holds a full fitness center, pool and gymnasium, is a 2-story structural steel building and the administration building/community center is a hybrid, structural steel with wood joists. All three new steel-frame buildings total over 97,000 square-feet. The buildings consist of a K-8 school, an administration/community center, and a full fitness center, pool and gymnasium.

There was also extensive site work including landscaping and hardscaping, two outdoor pools, concrete paving, playfields and outdoor play equipment. Nibbi Brothers also completed off-site improvements in conjunction with the Foster City Civic Master Plan, which includes a parking lot with turn-around and pedestrian promenade complete with new lighting and landscaping. Coordination between several Foster City agencies, the owners and the design team was key to the successful project. This project was negotiated with the Owner’s Board of Directors, with whom Nibbi provided extensive preconstruction services, including value engineering to keep the project within the required budget.