Agriculture & Self Storage

Extra Space Storage, Oakland, Calif.

Opened in May 2010, the state-of-the-art, four-story self-storage facility sits on 0.92 acres near the 580 Freeway, visible to more than 250,000 passing cars daily. The 102,500-square-foot building includes 3,150 square feet of street-level retail space, security, loading area, two elevators, covered parking and a 1,200-square-foot manager’s apartment. The facility offers 68,828 square feet of rentable storage space in 792 units, with 487 that are climate controlled. Unit sizes range from 5 by 5 feet to 10 by 30 feet.


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Rob Burns, director of design for Extra Space Development, designed the project in-house, including site plan, unit mix plan, office and apartment plans and building elevations. Before the city agreed upon the current design, the project underwent three different building designs and three meetings with the city. Computer generated 2-D and 3-D images were developed by the design team to help city officials visualize all aspects of the finished building.


The architect of record, Valli Architectural Group, took the conceptual design and developed the code-compliant and construction-ready set of construction documents, including the complete site plans, floor plans, roof plans, landscape plans and elevations, for the building permit.


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The building exterior feature 35,000 square feet of API Century Wall smooth panels from Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., and 18,000 square feet of AEP Span’s Box Rib and Mini “V” corrugated panels. The green and blue building palette, along with silver metallic, results in a clean and modern design. Sixty-foot high sloped, illuminated towers cap the self-storage facility.


The roll-up doors and hallway system for the facility were supplied and installed by U.S. Door and Building Components.


Builder: Monarch Construction Management Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.

Designer: Rob Burns, Extra Space Development, Salt Lake City

Architect of record: Valli Architectural Group, Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Installer: Sierra Group of Cos., Redlands, Calif.

Roll-up doors and hallway system: U.S. Door and Building Components, Orlando, Fla.,

Metal wall panels: AEP Span, Fontana, Calif.,, and Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., Modesto, Calif.,