PCL Construction Begins 2 Projects in San
PCL Construction Services of San Diego is underway on "Aria
@ 9th & Ash," a 24-story condominium tower in downtown
Aria @ 9th &
Ash is a 24-story condominium tower in downtown San
Diego that was designed by Perkins & Co. Architecture
and Urban Design Inc. It will feature 137 one-, two-
and three-bedroom units (rendering courtesy of Perkins
The 304,000-sq.-ft. project will feature 137 one-, two- and
three-bedroom units. Parking will be on four subterranean
levels beneath the project.
The developer of Aria is Anka (Cortez Hill) LLC. The architect
is Perkins & Co. Architecture & Urban Design Inc.
of Vancouver, British Columbia.
PCL's construction manager is Jamie Sipes; the project manager
is Dan Cichasky; and the superintendent is Bud Moody.
At San Diego State University, PCL has begun work on a $9.8-million
swimming pool complex that will include an Olympic-size pool,
recreational pool, hydrotherapy spa and two buildings. The
facility was designed by Austin Veum Robbins Partners of San
One building of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. will accommodate
showers, locker rooms, rest rooms, administrative offices,
member services, storage and support facilities. The second
building will house the pool mechanical equipment within a
Extensive site work included grading excavation, enhanced
paving, underground utility services, decorative fencing and
PCL's project manager is Frank Masuhara and the superintendent
is Keith Moss.
Chaffey College Chooses
WWCOT for Renovation Project
The Riverside office of Widom Wein Cohen O'Leary Terasawa
has been selected by the Chaffey Community College District
to plan, design and oversee renovation of the life/health
science and physical science buildings at its main campus
in Rancho Cucamonga.
WWCOT will be responsible for the modernization of 60,000
sq. ft. of facilities that were built between 1959 and 1968.
The renovation also will include asbestos abatement and building
code and life safety/fire corrections. The existing buildings,
which also include a 3,000-sq.-ft. planetarium, will provide
classroom, lecture and laboratory space for the dental assistant,
nursing, earth sciences, health sciences, math, physics, drafting,
geology and geography programs.
The renovation of the five buildings is one of the first
major projects to be undertaken in the district's 10-year
educational and master plan. The student population at Chaffey
College is expected to grow from its current enrollment of
18,000 to 24,000 by 2010. The project is being funded by a
$230-million bond measure passed in March 2002
Port Picks Sasaki for Wilmington Project
The San Francisco office of Sasaki Associates Inc. was selected
by the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest seaport,
for the planning and design of the Wilmington portion of the
emerging Los Angeles Waterfront project.
The 95-acre Wilmington project includes a landscaped buffer/open
space between port operations and the Wilmington neighborhood,
a commercial mixed-use district linking the community to its
waterfront, and new and improved waterfront public access
and recreational opportunities. The project incorporates master
planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture
and civil engineering services.
Morley Breaks Ground on Loyola Project
Santa Monica-based Morley Construction Co. has started the
William H. Hannon Science Hall and Francis J. Ardolf Jr. and
Frances R. Ardolf Academic Hall, a $21-million 60,000-sq.-ft.
science and classroom facility on the Loyola High School campus
in Los Angeles.
The three-story structure will include a computer center,
lecture hall and three faculty offices. The site is on land
that Loyola recently acquired as part of its multi-phase campus
Project team members include EEI Project and Construction
Management of Los Angeles, Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang
Architects and WHL Consulting Engineers of Los Angeles.
The project is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Turner Selected By Stanford
The San Jose office of Turner Construction Co. has been awarded
a $75-million contract by Stanford University to create research
and experimental space for the Linac Coherent Light Source
Project (financed by the U.S. Department of Energy) at Stanford
University's Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto.
The $400-million LCLS Project will help scientists to understand
the movements and changes of atoms, molecules and materials
that occur within fractions of a second through the use of
a new laser. Turner will construct a .5-mi. extension of an
existing research tunnel to create space suitable to house
the laser. The tunnel will have 6-ft. thick concrete walls
in areas where radiation is a concern and an HVAC system for
the temperature-sensitive laser.
The scope of work will also include construction of a 78,000-sq.-ft.
central lab office complex with six laser laboratories, two
levels of underground experimental halls, 350 ft. of tunneled
research space and a central utility plant. Completion is
scheduled for 2008.
Builder Hired for Vallejo Project
Kirkland, Wash.-based Triad Communities has named D.R. Horton
of Fort Worth as the home builder for its new downtown Vallejo
The first phase of the master-planned redevelopment project
will include a six-story condominium building atop an underground
The redevelopment area, 12 blocks bounded by Sonoma Boulevard
and Maine, Santa Clara and Capitol streets, will focus on
seven city- and redevelopment agency-owned parking lots.
Construction is scheduled to start in April.