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The Center, OUSD Central Commissary

The project consisted of preconstruction and construction services for the new, 45,000 SF centralized kitchen, urban farm, education center, and food distribution facility to serve 37,000 students across nearly 100 schools for the Oakland Unified School District.  During the pandemic, the facility was used as community food bank and distribution center, distributing more than 1,000,000 meals to local families.

The facility includes 40,000 SF of kitchen space (concrete tilt-up), 5,000 SF (structural steel metal stud in-fill building) of administration offices, classrooms, demonstration prep spaces, administrative support spaces, and two acres of farming site. Overaa self-performed the concrete work on the project, including foundations and the 23 tilt-up panels that were cast on site and managed 60+ subcontractors.