Sucess Stories

U&R Gains Public Support for Construction with 3-D Animations Showing Renovated Tak Fudenna Stadium

Need and Challenges:

For decades, five high schools have shared the Tak Fudenna Stadium of the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD). Football games, track meets, graduation ceremonies and other events make it a center of community activity. Heavy use wore down the outdated facilities.

Fortunately, when the stadium needed to be revamped, the public voted for a school bond measure. Yet, few community members attend bond oversight committee meetings. How could the community adequately understand and evaluate proposed construction based on complex civil engineering plans?

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Students Arrive More Safely at Franklin Elementary After U&R Improves Drop-Off Zones

Need and Challenges:

Arriving to pick up their children, parent drivers regularly clogged the parking lot at Franklin Elementary School in San Jose. Their cars – and school buses – backed up in long lines onto the dangerously busy Tully Road. More students are driven to school at Franklin than any other school in the district.

Making traffic worse, a valued new Head Start building added more students to the school. And bus drivers for the entire Franklin McKinley School District (FMSD) needed to travel through this traffic jam to enter the district bus lot behind the school property. Many feared a child could easily be hit by a car under these conditions.

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Creative Solutions Enable Cadence to Overcome Challenges in Adding Major Corporate Driveway

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In Silicon Valley's Santa Clara County, residents rate traffic among their top concerns. Instead of just listening to employee complaints about congestion while entering and leaving their parking lot, leadership at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. decided to take action. They hired U&R to design and oversee the construction of Cadence's new driveway to their headquarters on Montague Expressway.

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Partnership with City Enables Mission San Jose H.S. to Add New Tennis Courts & Parking Lots

Need and Challenges:

Fed up with high school students parking in the streets in front of their homes, neighbors were complaining at a televised Fremont City Council meeting. Nearby Mission San Jose High School's parking lot was full. Students with cars had no other choice. Then Fremont's mayor said on television the words that would foretell the solution: Surely there is an engineer who can make more space available.

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Cadence Tutoring Center Built at Dorsa Elementary School in Record Time

Need and Challenges:

State of California honored Dorsa Elementary School in San Jose as a "Distinguished School." Located in the Alum Rock School District, over 80% of the school's students come from Spanish-speaking homes. In addition to the outstanding work of the students and teachers, many attribute the school's success to their on-site homework center. It enabled students to be tutored on various subjects in Spanish and English languages. This contrasts with the English-only classroom instruction required by the State of California.

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