Oct 09, 2018

The Barn: National and International Acclaim, and a Documentary

Brown Construction, Inc. completed construction of The Barn—an iconic riverfront event venue and community asset—in the summer of 2016; and yet the project continues to receive local, national, and international acclaim.

The Barn has been recognized by the following esteemed award programs:

  • Engineering News-Record California 2017 Best Projects Awards, Best Landscape/Urban Development Award
  • American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter Design Awards, Citation Award
  • PCBC 2017 Gold Nugget Awards, 2017 Award of Merit for Best Special Use Project
  • Sacramento Business Journal 2016-17 Best Real Estate Projects, Best Community Impact Project

 Recently, Architect Magazine did a great job composing this mini-documentary on building the "soaring timber superstructure." The video really captures the fine balance of the development, design, and construction complexities of this iconic venue.

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Jul 23, 2018

First Permanent Supportive Housing for the Homeless in Downtown San Jose

The ground has long since been broken at the Downtown San Jose site on North 2nd Street near St. James Park, where today City and County officials, nonprofit leaders, affordable housing advocates, and real estate executives gathered to celebrate the construction of a first-of-its-kind project many years in the making.

What makes this particular project so significant is that it will be the first-ever permanent supportive housing for the homeless in Downtown San Jose—and only the second of its kind in the City as a whole—which is currently suffering its own housing crisis much like the rest of the Bay Area. San Jose City Councilmember Raul Peralez was a featured speaker at today's construction celebration. "Affordable housing and homelessness is the biggest problem facing the Bay Area," says Peralez, "we know the solution, and it's developments like this."

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Jan 05, 2018

Brown Construction “Building it Forward” with expansion of Yolo Food Bank

Yolo Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in Yolo County, serving 19,000 households each month from its current facility in Woodland, CA, and distributing more than 4 million pounds of food annually. Beginning in December, the Food Bank is undergoing a large expansion and renovation project which will increase its overall food storage capacity by 2.5 times, as well as allow the organization to provide additional services, such as food preparation and nutrition courses, which put its beneficiaries on a path to sustainable healthy eating.

Brown Construction is the general contractor managing the Yolo Food Bank expansion and renovation project. Ron Brown, President and CEO of Brown Construction, has committed to donating all profits from this project back to the Food Bank.

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Sep 22, 2017

Demolition begins on long vacant office building making way for vibrant mixed-use residential

Demolition officially begins today on 3675 T Street—the faded pink and blue office building at the corner of Stockton Blvd. and T Street in Sacramento which has sat vacant and unmaintained for roughly four years. The land, owned by long-time local developers Allegiant Development Company, will be cleared to make way for a vibrant new mixed-use residential community which has received support from the surrounding Elmhurst neighborhood.  Over the last several years, Allegiant has been careful and deliberate in seeking input from the property's Elmhurst neighbors, which include Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Ron Metzker of LPAS, the project's architect.

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