California Academy of Sciences Museum, Aquarium and Planetarium Projects

Hawkins served as bond counsel to the California Academy of Sciences in connection with the Academy's $500 million project to rebuild its Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium, located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The 409,000 square foot project was designed by Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano and financed with several series of bonds issued over a five-year period. Hawkins assisted the Academy with analysis and advice with respect to many issues that arose for this complicated project and was able to contribute significantly towards the success of the Academy's plan of finance. Hawkins later served as bond counsel in connection with the amendment, conversion and remarketing of the Academy's bonds.

Client California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Role Bond Counsel
Issuer California Infrastructure And Economic Development Bank
Issue Size $500 Million