The Kavli Foundation Building Expansion Project

an illustration of a proposed building project A rendering of the proposed construction project.

The Kavli Foundation is embarking on an expansion of its headquarters. The expansion will include two new structures, on the north and south sides of our existing building.

Aspects of construction will begin in late 2019 and continue through the first half of 2021. Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be some work on Saturdays with the same hours. There will be no work on Sundays and public holidays.

As the project progresses, we will post information on this page. If you have inquiries, please email us at


Construction mobilization began late February through March and included setting up a trailer on Mesmer Avenue to serve as the construction home office during the project, placing barricades to protect pedestrians and surrounding properties, erecting fencing around the project site with access gates, and delivering materials.  

Foundation pile placement began April through most of May and is now complete. Low voltage electrical lines from nearby poles were relocated underground.

Installation of footings and grade beams, and initial electrical and plumbing preparations will take place through late spring and early summer.