Shakhzod Takhirov, PhD, PE
Manager, UC Berkeley Structural and Environmental Engineering Structures Lab,
• Strong theoretical background and expertise in solid mechanics and earthquake engineering:
• Extensive knowledge and expertise in experimental earthquake engineering:
- Seismic evaluation of existing buildings
--Partnered with this corporation, Dr. Takhirov will coordinate the design and engineering work with geotechnical team from UC Berkeley on earthquake and landslide issues for municipal and commercial buildings.
He will also showcase his Laser Scan and Structures Laboratory for internships program.
© 2013 Copyright. Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation. “Requiem for Eucalyptus” “Music for the Tree Huggers.” Youtube edited to promote tennis courts safety and the environment. By Pil Lee Orbison. All Rights Reserved.
Poster (Dimension: 26.6 Cm x 43.9 Cm
(10.5" x 17.3"), matte or glossy finish.
(front & back)
Courtesies: painting by Urban Sketcher
Andie Thrams, wedding scene by Schoenfeldt
Upper garden, 4 1/2 tennis courts Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space (Photo: www.decaseconds.com)
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1511 Sycamore Ave, #M-325, Hercules, Ca 94547 Email: OrbisonTennisFoundation@gmail.com
Ph: (510) 612-3962 Fax: (510) 981-9428
Name endowment fund/donations are available --See our CPA/attorney's services offered thru our nonprofit programs.
4. Upcoming Calendar of Events/Location.--TBA
Kids Under 12 PLAYDAY: 10-11:30 AM, $20 per
5. Junior Under 18 PLAYDAY, 12-2 PM. Play with Pro
Objectives: To save tax payers' money under tax deductible donations and/or matching grants.
I. Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Court Improvement Project: Presentation Oct 08, 2014 (Outstanding Invoice from June-Oct 08, 2014: $48,547.94 (=$12,547.94, Architect; $36,000, Administrative duties and Research & Presentation.)
II. Budget for Design and Construction: $6M (including the undeveloped south-west side of the Park)
a. Survey, Geotech landslide initial study and Report
(takes for three months): $68,620
b. UC Berkeley Civil, Env Engineering, Earthquake
Engineering Research, and Lab for earthquake
Engineering, led by Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov: $50K
c. Architect's service* including Schematic Design,
Construction Management, Design Reviews &
Public Meetings and Archiving in CAD: $79,734.95, d. Project Administrative Service: $92,000
($56,000/annual salary; $36,000- Presentation,
Research and Admin. Service, per project.
e. Landscape Architect's ADA Compliance
Work/Drawing: appr. $350,000-$450,000;
(Initial proposal with Conceptual and Schematic
Designs, Design Review & meetings: $132,000*)
*This position is open to doing the entire landscape
f. Removal of four Cedars and Sequoia and Acacia
and trimming Oak trees:$20,000.
Nonprofit Tax Law and guidelines:
* Note: Tax law governing Nonprofit Code prohibits private firms from being advertised on any nonprofit
per diem basis under a corporate agreement, and their business websites and contact informations are
omitted from this website, per the nonprofit conflict of interest policy.
Youth Development Tennis Program.
Partnered with US Tennis Association.
Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final 2016, S. Williams V. Kerber.
(For full-screen viewing, please click on the button at the right lower corner.)
Press Release (Chronological Order
of the events):
1. Approved and pending for final at Nov 08, 2016 Bond Measure submitted by the City Attorney Zach Cowan for "Infrastructure and Facilities Bond $100M" as Action item #26 at the Berkeley City Council Meeting on May 31, 2016 are as follows: Pil Orbison's Supplemental & Reports and Requests for additional Bond and Set Back Requirement for the properties adjacent to the Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Courts.
2. Request for Pre-Discretionary Funding Proposals (RFP) of the Community Service Agents for the Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Court Project is scheduled for Nov 2016, Per Director of City of Berkeley Health, Housing and Community Service Dept.
3. Off from the Parks Rec and Waterfront Dept April 13's Agenda is the Parks Capital Improvement Project FY2016-2019, Per Berkeley Council Members' Direction.
4. Berkeley City Council welcomes a new City Manager with our positive perspective of getting actively involved in the Berkeley Rose Garden Capital Improvement Project we initiated since July 2014.
5. Berkeley City Council Labor Negotiation with UC Berkeley Subcontractors & other Union members at Mar 08 and Mar 15, 2016's City Council Meeting.
6. The UCBerkeley-UCSF receives $1 million grant from the Korean-woman proprietary of the Koret Foundation to help launch the Berkeley Global Campus (BGC) in Richmond Waterfront district.
--UC Berkeley News, Public Affairs, March 21, 2016.
7. Jan 19, 2016, Our Presentation with a joint partnership with UC Berkeley Civil and Env. Engineering lead Dr. Shakhizod*1: "Giving Presentation in Public Pre-Requisite to the Funding Request prior to the next funding cycle FY2016-2017": Reintroduced our previous architectural and administrative service presentation materials for a Partnership Agreement with Pre-Discretionary Funding $250K and our Right
to bring Matching Grants on the existing project.*2
7-1*. Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov, Ph.D., PE, an
earthquake/structural engineering and
Landslide engineering expert.
7-2*. Our budget $6 million ($3M matching grant.)
7. Potential Internship programs for grad-undergrad students and field trips for children in conjunction with the above item #7 & #7-1.
John Loomis, Principal, RLA, ASLA,*
SWA Group, Sausalito, CA
* John Loomis proposal for the landscape design work is only for the Conceptual and Schematic Design phase in the amount of "$132,000," and, therefore, this job is open for public or university designers/researchers as well.
(Picture: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association www.BAHA.org/Archives)
Berkeley Rose Garden
& Tennis Courts
1200-1300 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94708
for Multi-Activities (tennis, wedding ceremony, tourists, gardening,
artists, musicians, students' lunch break, star gazers.)
As the grand master of architecture of the 20th
century and Professor of the Dept. of Architecture at UC Berkeley, Bernard Maybeck was known to have influenced the City's non-tennis-playing Landscape Architect Vernon M. Dean on the initial design phase of the Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden with a riveting design of four full courts and a half-court assigned to a practice/drills area overlooking the amphitheater. c. 1933-1937.
Martyn Collins, Treasurer
Steve Costello, CPA/nonprofit Tax Lawyer, Dublin, Ca, (925) 828-2914.
Consultant for our nonprofit tax law and business matters.*
Save the Tennis Courts!
Save the Amphitheatre!
Historical landmark Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden, c. 1998, of 113 patented varieties and a total 3,500 roses and 4 1/2 tennis courts, c. 1934, at 1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA, reminiscent of an Italian amphitheater overlooking the SF Bay views became a wedding planner's delight.
Opera "Magic Flute" at the Park, Music by W. A. Mozart
(For full screen viewing, click on the button at the lower right corner.)
Stanford Research Park Curved Roof Design by our partnered design firm Form4 Architecture with an R&D idea on the solar panels implemented with the curvy roof to equally diffuse the Solar Energy throught the see-thru glass panels and recycled aluminum materials...(www.Form4Inc.com).
Partners: Bob Giannini, John Marx, and Paul Ferro.
Copyright Registration Certificates under the seal of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, dated 2013-2016, with Title 17, United States Code.
Copyright Claimant Pil Lee Orbison, © 2013-2016 (including the materials dated in 2012), pertaining to the Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation, the Hercules Community Tennis Foundation, and the Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation™, including but not limited to all submittals dated from Sept 2012 till current date
Option with this picture for other products.
(Berkeley Rose Garden, c. 1930s)
Berkeley Rose Garden / Tennis Courts (4 1/2), 1933 Vs. 2009.
(L-R/T-B; www.sfgate.com, extended Maybeck's "Rose Walk" tour at Rose Street to Berkeley Rose Garden nearby; www.OneColoraDay.com; www.Toc.Reilley.com; www.BAHA.org (Archive, Berkeley
Architectural Heritage Association)
Riveting design concept with georgic tennis court under layers for Berkeley Rose Garden in the landslide and earthquake zone.
Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation
and mail to:
a. (for City of Hercules project);
1511 Sycamore Ave., #M-325,
Hercules, Ca 94547
b. (Berkeley Rose Garden Project):
1791 Solano Ave, #D06, Berkeley,
II. Pay Pal or credit card transaction by
clicking on the "Donate" link above. *b
Slide Show: Hercules Facility Renovation Project,
initiated as of Oct 01, 2012 by this firm.--Total Renovation Budget,
eight courts in three parks: "$770,880," estimated in 2013 with the IRS Nonprofit Application Form 1023 authorized by the former City Manager Steve Duran. City secured $2 million out of 2015 Tax Measures to repair delayed maintenance items and Public Records Act Compliance are enforceable.
(Lawsuit filed, Orbison V. City of Hercules, MSC16-00638, Contra Costa Superior Court, April 07, 2016: Notified this to the Dept of Finance, Governor Brown, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, IRS and Charistable Trust Registry at Attorney General's Office for ongoing undisclosed Money Embezzlement activities out of Pil's copyrighted documents/submittals
Business Tort, Copyright Infringement and Conversion, Violation of Civil Rights/Defamation, Discrimination and Racism, Violation of California Public Records Acts Code 6250 (id. grant/Money Transfer"$805,072, Hercules City Council Meeting April 12, 2016, registering illegitimate DUNS (2, #034459504 & #024223476) under irrelevant business entities (3, someone else's revoked business entity, including "Hercules Community Partnership" and two other erroneous titles) and registering former employee and Mayor "Kriss Valstad," Violation of Brown Act, ongoing Civil Harassments at the City Council Meetings and at the Hercules Tennis Court by Dan Romero, and orchestrated Civil Conspiracy. Defendants: City of Hercules, Mayor Romero, Vice Mayor De Vera, former Mayor Delgado, City Attorney John Patrick Tang, City Manager David C. Biggs, Senior Center Rec. Specialist Kristina Griffith, former Rec Manager Greg Dwyer, former Parks and Rec Director Pedro Jimenez and his neighbor/friend as "Ostensible Agent" Judy Yamamoto Soriano. April 12, 2016 Hercules City Council Meeting, Dan Romero skipped the Pil's Public Communication to get the Money "$805,072" transferred to their Reserve Account and provoked Pil in public at the later Public Communication Session (Agenda Item XII #1 & #2 and Agenda XIII)-- Youtube is posted under Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation, the City Meeting Video was re-edited to conceal their orchestrated conspiracy. (Duration: an "8-hour" session).
AND NOTICE OF INTENTION FOR RECALL ELECTION PETITION AGAINST VICE MAYOR/MAYOR-TO-BE IN 2017 IS IN PROGRESS.
Our US Tennis Association Organizational "Tennis-In-the-Parks" membership is authorized by IRS to offer tennis education for Juniors under tax deductible tuition fees, per the Government TAX CODES Section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) under the Tax Exemption Section 501 ( c )3, and it is effective as of July 18, 2013.
Queen Anne House needs a facelift and new location proposed as "Tea House." © 2016 Pil Lee Orbison. All rights Reserved.
( Photo: Historical Landmark, Queen Ann House, by Pil Lee Orbison.)
Photo Courtesy of FriendsofHercules.org
(Dimension: 8" H x 9" W)
Paul Ferro, Vice President/Secretary
Architect, AIA at www.Form4Inc.com*,
UC Berkeley Alum. US Professional Tennis Association.
Construction Manager and will generate
a professional architectural Rendering/CAD for grant application purposes and for our archives.
--Will coordinate with his two other primary partners, Bob Giannini*and John Marx* as needed.
*Specializes in Athletic facility,
Live-Work Commercial, Residential,
Educational, Churches, Civil, and
Performing Art Center. Recently, won the
MPIM Design Award for the Real Estate in
the category of Office Building Design at
CANNE, France Final Competition.
*References: Founders taught at the Dept. of Architecture at UC Berkeley and won many awards.
John Marx is the lead Architect for developing project under our partnership.
President/Founder/CEO, Grant Writer
Real Estate Developer/Equity Builder and was recognized by the National Register's
Who's Who in the category of Real Estate Development and Interior Designing. (Credit/site architect: Michael Moyer, AIA, Mill Valley)
Electives: Business Law and Sports
Medicine (PE Dept).
My roles: As CEO of an economic development project, I retain independent architectural, engineering and construction companies for the proposed project ("CAGE"), and fulfill all aspects of administrative duties, including tax return and filing government documents at the IRS, Secretary of State, and Attorney General's Office as a Charitable Trust.
As a grant writer, I write matching grants, both locally and nationally, and solicit funds from the public and promote fundraising activities, per IRS and State nonprofit tax codes.
in the State of California." And its Certificate of Status is free and clear as of Dec 22, 2015, approved by the Secretary of State which is affixed with its SEAL.
John Marx from Form4 in Venice showcasing design brochure: http://bit.ly/9_3Conversations (background is the Venice Grand Canal-Adriatic Sea.)
Herculeans Debate: Restoration and a usage of the landmark Queen Anne House. Tea House with snack bar/ produces and fruits or just a Museum piece? What is the budget and a new location for this?
Junior Girls Singles, Wimbledon final, 2013.
Coffee Mug for the righty and lefty (picture is one sided) with
an image of the Berkeley Rose Garden & four and 1/2 tennis courts or amphitheatre. Microwave oven safe.
L-R: Front & Back (initial layouts of the Rose Garden on the lower park and 4 1/2 Tennis Courts on the upper park, respectively.
Renovation Campaign Products*
1: Hat with the Berkeley Rose Garden and tennis court sketch/layout, c. 1930s: $30
#2: Mouse Pad with a picture of the original Rose Garden, c 1930s: $30
#3: IPhone case (5s): $15
#4: T-shirt (Pictures: front & back): $30
#5: Coffee Mug, righty or lefty (Microwave oven safe): $15
#6: Poster of the Berkeley Rose Garden, dimension 28.6 Cm x 43.9 Cm, glossy or matte: $25
*These can also be custom-made with an inscription based on your request, and the cost will be extra $5 for each. All items will be numbered. All proceeds will be donated to the Rose Garden and Tennis Court Renovation Trust Fund.
Lower garden, 1/3 of amphitheater.
Area: appr. 1/2 of the main park space. (Photo: City of Berkeley)
Anatomy of the design scheme:
light weight, porous, interlocking installation for the modular block retaining wall and steps suggested for the Berkeley Rose Garden and Tennis Courts in the earthquake and landslide zone, per its confirmation by geotechnical and structural engineers after the soil/landslides studies.
Disclaimer: Our amended corporation business entity
Bay Area Diversified Tennis Foundation which were diverged from the two former business entities Hercules Parks-N-Community Tennis Foundation and Hercules Community Tennis Foundation is registered at the IRS and California Secretary of State under the same tax IDs.
REVOKED THE IRREVOCABLE: The "irrevocable" dissolution clause of the Article of Incorporation, dated July 18, 2013, was later revoked by the IRS Tax Exemption Document Examiner, and an amended document was filed to reflect the changes on Dec 31, 2013 prior to issuing the Determination Letter, dated Feb 10, 2014.
On July 07, 2014, the article was amended to expand our services for Community Facility Renovation and Preservation Purposes to the SF Bay Area as part of the Economic Development Project.--This was confirmed by the IRS with the Determination Letter, dated Sept 23, 2014.
And the former business entities and logos and trademarks and Workshop Minutes/Agendas are copyrighted at the Copyright Office of the Library Congress in 2013-2016, and the entity names are now reserved at the Secretary of State office.
(Any informations and documents pertaining to this nonprofit are privileged and are prohibited from copying, disseminating, or transferring.)
Copyright © 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Pil Lee Orbison. All rights reserved.
State's and IRS' Amended Dissolution Clause, Section 2C, of the Amended Articles of Incorporation, dated Dec 31, 2013, from the Article of Incorporation, dated July 18, 2013, and the Certificate of Filing, dated Sept 21, 2013, issued by the Secretary of State are attached for the ownership claim purposes ratified by the Certificates of the Copyrighted Registrations:
1. Amended Version/SOS/IRS:
2. Submittals: generic version Article of Incorporation, dated Jul 18, 2013, Certificate of Filing, dated Sept 21, 2013, along with miscellaneous submittals including the architectural drawings for new facility addition and retaining wall designs, dated 2012-2013, City-sanctioned nonprofit Application and the Business Proposal, dated Sept 30, 2013, to the City of Hercules Park Director Pedro Jimenez for the Community Service and Library Committees (CSLC) meeting of Oct 14, 2013 are copyrighted: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2a2cecb8-5d00-4b32-8dee-8ec48cab081a
Refugio Tennis Facility & Landmark Refugio
Valley Park (c. 1988), Hercules, CA
No Tree Sitters, Please: There was no other landscape plan other than the current Maybeck's amphitheatre to be implemented in the original plan.
In addition, these root systems damaged one of the drainage pipes in the past and have been very invasive damaging the tennis courts surfaces and paths.
(Estimate cost of resurfacing one tennis court: $10,000-$15,000.)
This requires a special engineering with geotechnical support and and resurfacing after relocating the underground drainage pipes.
(Currently four Cedars, three Sequoia trees, Palm and Acacia trees are growing next to the tennis courts on the upper terrace and the ramp off the Euclid Ave, and we're proposing these to be removed and replace with less-invasive, like climbing roses and small shrubs.
And it will need to be widened up to 14 feet on the ramp for trucks and and to make the tunnel road accessible for the handicap with new lighting design.
Architect Bernard Maybeck's Original Sketch/Layout of the Municipal Berkeley Rose Garden prior to its actual construction work: 4 1/2 tennis courts at the upper terrace, and a garden and a swimming pool-to-be at the lower terrace. The drainage pipes run from Codornices Park on the east Euclid Avenue to the base of the main Rose Garden. No Cedar or Sequoia trees were in the original plan.
Note: Please check back on us for a new website for the Slideshow, Conceptual Design, Rendering presented at the last meeting.
Committees: Will look into how to proceed with
our proposal to be part of their Capital Improvement Project on the Berkeley Rose Garden.
Nonprofit: Proposed the project be done based on the priority as is in the meeting agenda.
We will look into consulting with contractors to get a rough estimate for a budgeting purpose.
--In progress with site architect, landscape architect, geotech Consultant Mr. Alan Kropp and his structural/civil engineers of Berkeley, as of Nov 11, 2014.
As of Jan 15, 2014, primary designers' and engineers' proposals are in place for the City to be approved as the Council Meetings resume. Testing on the landslides in the earthquake zone is pending per approval, architect Paul Ferro will be site architect/construction administrator for the entire Berkeley Rose Garden Project, including the four and 1/2 tennis courts Maybeck designed 81 years ago. 113 patented varieties with name tags will be attended by caretaker/company during the construction phase.--No archives on these names were found yet.
Presentation: Pil Lee Orbison and Paul Ferro, AIA.
(Conceptual Design and Rendering in 3D):
Who: Parks, Rec, Waterfront Dept.
Date/Time: Oct 8, 2014 at 7PM.
Where: Frances Albrier,
2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA
Topics: Nonprofit Economic
Project: Rose Garden and Tennis
Courts, 1200 Euclid Ave,
City of Berkeley.
Please feel free to contact us at 510.981-9428, or