New Construction in California

Loren Faulkner | September 28, 2010

Swinerton Builders Announces Three New Projects
Los Angeles, Calif. – Swinerton Builders, a leading general contractor in Southern California has three new projects for 2007:

  • Neiman Marcus - Topanga project, at the newly renovated Westfield - Topanga Mall. A two-level, 120,000 square foot department store opening September, 2008. The project consists of core and shell, and steel structure founded on pre-cast piles. The skin of the building is a diverse mixture of materials including: CMU, Limestone Plaster, Composite Metal Panels, Ceramic, Glass and Metal Tiles.
  • UCLA Wilshire Center Parking Up-Grade. The project consists of demolition and replacement of all existing parking control equipment including gate arms, ticket dispensers, concrete islands, booths and various structural improvements to support new installations. Swinerton will self-perform select hard and soft demolition, core drilling, concrete, booth and parking equipment installation.
  • Salvation Army, Crestmont College for Officer Training in Rancho Palos Verdes. The project will be executed in three phases, with the first two involving the conversion of an existing three-story, 49,000 square foot concrete dormitory building. The third phase, to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, consists of a three-story, 29,000 square foot concrete addition to the same building.

Breaking Ground for the Ritz Carlton
Irvine, Calif. – R.D. Olson Construction broke ground this month on a lavish $2.4 million boutique spa at the Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey, creating a new dimension of luxury at the Los Angeles area’s only AAA Five-Star waterfront hotel. The Irvine-based construction company, known for having built such prominent spas as Ojai Valley Inn & Spa; Glen Ivy Day Spa in Corona and Hermosa Beach; and Kelly’s Spa in the historic Mission Inn, Riverside, will serve as the general contractor. The 5,000 square foot spa was designed locally by Houston/Tyner Architects, and is expected to open August 2007.