SAP Center San Jose, On-call Consulting

SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks professional hockey team and the San Jose Saber Cats arena football team. The arena can be configured for 17,562 seats for hockey, 18,500 for basketball, and 16,000 to 20,000 for various full-room entertainment modes. The half-space theatre mode accomodates 7,000. The building, formerly known as HP Pavilion, hosts approximately 175 major sporting and entertainment events annually. Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade magazine for non-sports attendance, has consistently ranked SAP Center at San Jose among the top five in North America and among the top ten in the world.

Since 2006, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander has served as an on-call consultant to San Jose Arena Management LLC, the facility operator, attending all capital project planning and construction management meetings. The firm has provided criteria for upgrades to the roof rigging and also for the design and construction administration of replacement show and architectural lighting controls. These upgrades have made it possible to fully integrate show control during events and provide better energy management. For specific projects, the firm has provided criteria for implementation by other design professionals, peer review, RFP packages for design-build procurement or tender documents for traditional design-bid-construct process.

Client: San Jose Arena Management LLC
Size: 475,000 SF
Completion: 2011