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Whole Foods Opens in Burbank

Congrats to Whole Foods Market on the opening of their new Burbank location! Welcome to the neighborhood! 

From the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s article:

After more than a decade of trying, Amazon.com-owned grocery chain Whole Foods Market has opened in Burbank.

“Personally, I’m glad they took an extra 10 years – this is a great location.” Store Team Leader Dave Aebersold said. “Everyone I’ve talked to over the past several weeks has been so excited.”

Throngs of customers turned out Wednesday morning for the grand opening of the store, which sits at 3401 West Olive Ave. just across from the city’s corridor of film and television studios and not far from Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The health food grocer previously had wanted to set up shop near the equestrian center in Burbank’s Rancho District, but was turned down in 2007 by the city due to traffic concerns, the Business Journal reported.

The 42,000-square-foot store is designed to cater to its studio and hospital neighbors: The prepared food station is larger than those of other Whole Foods stores, and there’s a restaurant and bar called Studio71. Part of Talaria at Burbank – a mixed-use project that was approved in 2014 despite some pushback from local residents – the store is situated beneath a 241-unit luxury apartment complex.

Read the full SFVBJ article here.

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Structural Engineers & GCs Unite!

seaoscOn March 7th, McCormick Construction’s Executive Vice President, Donald L. Shipley, served as a panelist for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)’s presentation on contractor lessons for engineers.

Along with three other panelists, Mr. Shipley discussed the ways to leverage the contractor/engineer relationship and how to improve communication and coordination. He also shared some knowledge with engineers to aid in the project process including the development of construction drawings, RFI responses, and common mistakes that cause rework during construction. Engineers at any stage and from different sectors attended the presentation at the Doubletree Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles.

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ACE Spotlight Awards 2018

For the second year in a row, McCormick Construction sponsored ACE Mentor LA‘s Spotlight Awards.

ACE Mentor LA brings Architecture, Construction and Engineering professionals into high schools twice a month to teach students and mentor them. Many of these students end up working in design and construction professions.

McCormick Construction’s two mentors, Diego Perez and Maysam Razipour, attended the event, along with a few special guests.

McCormick Construction's Kaycee Conlee, Maysam Razipour & Diego Perez at the ACE Spotlight Awards.

McCormick Construction’s Kaycee Conlee, Maysam Razipour & Diego Perez at the ACE Spotlight Awards.

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McCormick Construction’s Kaycee Conlee & Diego Perez

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Donald L. Shipley Named Executive Vice President

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McCormick Construction is pleased to announce the promotion of Donald L. Shipley to Executive Vice President.

Donald L. Shipley, Executive Vice President

Don has been with McCormick Construction for thirty years and has climbed the professional ladder with absolute adeptness.

Don started his career in the field mastering several trades, including electrician, elevator and escalator technician, among others. Don also worked as a Project Superintendent, which was his first job with McCormick Construction, before he graduated to General Superintendent, and then Vice President of Operations.

As VP of Operations, he has been instrumental in all aspects of growing the business. His influence on McCormick Construction’s projects and business retention has been substantial and he possesses an excellent record of customer relations and timely project delivery.

Please join in supporting and congratulating Don on his outstanding performance and his new position.

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Evolution Warner Center Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Evolution Strategic Partners and McCormick Construction celebrated with a ceremonial groundbreaking breakfast at the future site of 277 luxury apartment units in the heart of Warner Center. Evolution Warner Center, as the project is called is 1 block walk from the Orangeline Bus Expressway at Variel Ave.  The project includes several high-tech features and state-of-the-art amenity spaces such as a resort style pool/spa and fitness center, internet lounge, pet wash, bicycle repair, rooftop BBQ terraces, and outdoor community kitchen.

McCormick Evolution welcomed Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, a staple of the San Fernando Valley community, as its guest of honor and speaker at the event. Councilmember Blumenfield represents the 3rd Council District, which spans the northwest portion of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, including the communities of Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.

Todd Pratt, Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution, and Mike McCormick, President & CEO of McCormick Construction also said a few words commending the efforts of everyone involved in the project so far. Check out some photos from the event below.

 

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277 apartments getting underway in the Valley right now

CurbedLA | October 10, 2017 | Bianca Barragan

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A 277-unit apartment building has broken ground in the San Fernando Valley’s Warner Center neighborhood, McCormick Construction announced today. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2019.

The complex, called Evolution Warner Center, is being developed by Evolution Strategic Partners. The Urban Architecture Lab-designed building will hold 57 studio apartments, 139 one-bedroom apartments, 73 two-bedrooms, and 4 three-bedroom apartments, plus four live/work units.

Residents will have access to a pool and spa, a gym, a rooftop barbecue area, an outdoor kitchen, and designated pet washing and bike repair areas.

Located near Kittridge Street and Variel Avenue, the 426,000-square-foot development will be close to the 34-acre Promenade Mall (which has a major reboot in the works), the Warner Center Business Park, and the Warner Center Plaza. It will also be within walking distance of the Orange Line’s Canoga Station, which might eventually become a light rail line.

“This development is an exciting one for us as we have seen the continued growth and housing demand spike in this area,” Michael McCormick, CEO and president of McCormick Construction, said in a statement.

Click here to read full article on CurbedLA.

 

Also, more coverage of this project can be found at the links below:

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Another Baja Blast!

On October 7th, for the sixth year in a row, McCormick Construction volunteered a team for the Baja Challenge! Since 2011, McCormick Construction has been participating in this annual event that brings Southern California builders and real estate professionals together to build homes for deserving families in Mexico, just south of the San Diego border.

Organized by Project Mercy, a 501-C (3) non-profit agency based in San Diego, the goal is to improve the basic living standards and quality of life for impoverished families who live in conditions precarious to their health in the shantytowns east of Tijuana, Mexico. Each year for the Baja Challenge, volunteers build basic but sturdy houses for the poorest families in the outlying neighborhoods, or “colonias” of Tijuana, Mexico.

Each house is built for an eligible family who owns their small lot (qualified by Project Mercy’s 3 criteria here).

Check out the photos from the day!

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Volunteers arriving and getting outfitted!

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The deserving family with their (almost) finished home!

The deserving family with their (almost) finished home!

 

 

The McCormick Construction Team with the family & finished home!

The McCormick Construction Team with the family & finished home!

For more information on the Baja Challenge or Project Mercy, visit their websites below.

Baja Challenge: http://www.bajachallenge.org/

Project Mercy: http://www.projectmercy.net/

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McCormick Construction Announces Completion of Westfield’s U.S. Headquarters Renovation

June 22, 2017 / Real Estate Rama

McCormick Construction, a premier builder shaping the culture of buildings and businesses throughout the Western United States since 1914, has announced the completion of Westfield’s U.S. headquarters renovation, located at 2049 Century Park East in Century City, California.

“As the building was occupied throughout the construction process, McCormick Construction took tremendous care in ensuring work was completed during off-hours to avoid interruption of Westfield’s business activities,” said Michael McCormick, president and CEO of McCormick Construction.

In order to update the Westfield-designed space, McCormick Construction’s scope of work included the buildout of executive offices including a conference room, kitchenette and human resources offices on the 41st and 42nd floors of the office building. The remodel included architectural millwork in addition to incorporating glass and glazing throughout the space.

“McCormick Construction and the Westfield management team have developed a cohesive and collaborative relationship, resulting in the completion of several successful and efficient projects,” said Daniel Camin, director of construction at Westfield.

The McCormick Construction project management team members included Alan Hartley, director of tenant improvements; Hector Bocanegra, superintendent; and Andre Miyao, project manager.

In addition to Westfield, McCormick Construction’s recent office projects include Nickelodeon Animation Studio, a five-story, 110,000-square-foot production building which held its grand opening in early 2017; LINQ, an 80,000-square-foot former warehouse that was renovated into a creative campus; Element LA, a 12-acre, 300,000-square-foot adaptive reuse creative office campus which is fully leased to Riot Games; and Santa Monica Gateway, a 200,000-square-foot, Class A office project which is currently under construction in Santa Monica

 

Click here to see the full article on realestaterama.com

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McCormick Construction completes Westwood One renovation

April 13, 2017 / Property Funds World

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McCormick Construction has completed renovations of the Westwood One campus in Culver City, California, a 45,000-square-foot radio broadcast facility.

The campus, which is owned by CIM Group, consists of three buildings – two adjacent and one across the street – located at 8935, 8965 and 8944 Lindblade Ave.

Cumulus Media recently acquired Westwood One, which added sports, news, talk, music and programming services enabling Cumulus to provide a wider variety of options to approximately 10,000 US radio stations, in addition to other media and international platforms.

McCormick Construction, who was the general contractor and led the design-build engineering, was charged with renovating and re-configuring the existing radio broadcast facilities to accommodate the additional radio stations and programs Cumulus Media owns, including KLOS, KABC, The Big Time, NBC Sports Radio and Zach Sang and the Gang. This comprised constructing 21 radio broadcast studios with a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 55, with nine of the studios built to include video/television broadcast standards; the installation of 37 private offices, 75 cubicles, conference rooms and new kitchens; upgrading two existing server rooms and adding a new server room; and exterior building modifications.

“It’s been anhonour working on this renovation as we have completed a number of projects for Westwood One in the past,” says Michael McCormick, CEO of McCormick Construction. “We were pleased to be able to assist the client in creating state-of-the-art studios for their employees while creating an optimal listening experience for their consumers.”

McCormick Construction oversaw and facilitated structural and MEP engineering plans, fire-life-safety plans and provided coordinated oversight between Westwood One’s electrical engineering team and Southern California Edison’s engineers to install additional electrical power services.

“The team at McCormick Construction has a sophisticated understanding of the specific requirements for broadcast and recording studios and has worked with some of the most well-known studios in Los Angeles,” says Eric Wiler, senior vice president, Westwood One. “Through careful planning and phased construction, McCormick Construction ensured we remained fully operational and mitigated disruptions throughout the construction process.”

The facility, which was originally built with brick walls and bow truss roofs for manufacturing users in the 1930s, was first converted into astate-of-the art radio broadcast facility for Westwood One by McCormick Construction in 1984.

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New 221k SF Industrial Development Completed in Jurupa Valley

March 16, 2017 / RENTV.com

Galena Business Park, a new $13.3 mil industrial office park in the Inland Empire’s Jurupa Valley, has just been completed. Located at the corner of Galena St and Troy Ct, Galena Business Park consists of five high-bay industrial buildings ranging from 28.4k sf to 67.5k sf, totaling 221k sf of industrial and office space.

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Developed by Chase Troy, LLC, the business park was designed to provide new space for a variety of light manufacturing companies in the Inland Empire. It was built by McCormick Construction and designed by GAA Architects.

“The industrial market has remained hot over the past few years, which can be attributed, in large part, to the growth of e-commerce,” said Michael McCormick, presidentand CEO of McCormick Construction. “Moreover, with rising commercial rents in the greater Los Angeles area, many companies are relocating to the Inland Empire, including retail giants Amazon.com and Macy’s, which have claimed industrial space for fulfillment and distribution services.”

The project consists of five tilt-up buildings – each including mezzanines, office spaces, restroomsand coffee bar areas. The project meets CalGreen requirements, reducing negative environmental impacts and encouraging sustainable construction practices to improve public health and safety. It was completedon-time and within budget, with McCormick Construction delivering nearly $1.5 mil in savings through value engineering, aggressive buyout and skillful management of allowances and change orders to the prime contract.

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Nickelodeon Animation Studio

McCormick Construction Announces Completion of Nickelodeon’s West Coast Facility in Burbank

January 18, 2017 / Construction Drive 

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The over 200,000-square-foot complex was expanded to inspire and support creativity and collaboration, and create a sustainable work environment for employees

McCormick Construction, a premier builder shaping the culture of buildings and businesses throughout the Western United States since 1914, announced the completion of Nickelodeon’s newly expanded West Coast facility in Burbank, California. The over 200,000-square-foot campus now includes a new 110,000-square-foot, five-story, state-of-the-art animation building; an expansive, redesigned courtyard; and a newly renovated 72,000-square-foot studio that first opened in Burbank in 1998. The campus is home to more than 700 Nickelodeon employees and 20 active show productions.

McCormick Construction’s scope of work included the construction of the core and shell of the animation building; the 151,000-square-foot, five-story, 450-stall parking structure; and a design-build media mesh system on the exterior of the building to display animation.

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Nickelodeon’s animation building is targeting LEED Goldcertification, and incorporates a number of sustainable strategies, including reduced lighting power through efficient LED fixtures, lighting controls and use of daylighting. Priority was also placed on the use of healthy and environmentally friendly building materials, such as low-emitting flooring and paint and products with high recycled and regional content. McCormick Construction installed the necessary infrastructure to assist in Nickelodeon’s goal of obtaining LEED Gold certification.

“We are proud to be a part of bringing Nickelodeon’s idea to life,” said Michael McCormick, president and CEO of McCormick Construction. “The newly renovated campus will provide an optimal work environment to inspire Nickelodeon’s employees, while offering the necessary resources to support creativity, collaboration and employee health and wellness.”

The animation building was constructed using the design-assist delivery method, which enabled McCormick Construction to get involved in the project early on to improve constructability, reduce cost and time, and add value. To accomplish these goals, DLR recommended a ConXtech steel framing system – a customizable, modular, prefabricated structural building system – for the building. McCormick Construction assisted in validating the use of the ConXtech system for the project which included a detailed analysis of the overall benefits to the project, which included a shorter lead time on procurement of materials, minimized waste and on-site emissions, a reduced construction timeline and decreased field inspection costs. The exterior of the animation building was built to include architectural white cement, glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels and a high-performance window wall. The precast concrete parking garage is comprised of white cement with an aggregate finish, which mirrors the GFRC finish on the animation building.

Since Nickelodeon’s campus is located in the heart of Burbank, surrounded by tight urban constraints, McCormick Construction streamlined a number of processes which limited the amount of workers simultaneously present on-site, significantly reducing site congestion during the construction process.

Additional features of Nickelodeon’s newly expanded campus include the following:

Screening Room – Employees can gather in a new 88-seat screening room where old-world Hollywood meets contemporary design

Three Voice-Over Studios – A new state-of-the-art recording studio complements the two existing studios

Café – Hoek and Stimpson, Nickelodeon’s café located in the lobby of the new building, overlooks the courtyard and offers a place for employees to gather

Indoor/Outdoor Connection – Each floor has courtyard-facing break out areas and balconies

Health and Wellness – The project includes both a fitness room and a calming Zen garden

Music Room, Game Room, Arcade – Employees can play instruments such as drums, guitars and piano, or gather for games of pinball and air hockey

The McCormick Construction project management team members included Steve McKee, senior superintendent; Jeff DeLuca, assistant superintendent; Chris Allen, project engineer; and Isaac Ayala, project manager.

Additional project team members for the complex included DLR Group, executive architect, which led conceptual planning and building design, city entitlement approvals, construction drawings and construction administration for the core and shell of the project; STUDIOS Architecture, design architect for the new animation building, courtyard and all interiors; Environmental Contracting Corporation, which constructed the interior of the animation building; Brightworks Sustainability, which led the LEED Green Building certification process for the project, working with Nickelodeon and the design team to create a sustainable and healthy work environment; and Accord Interests, LLC, which developed the original and new buildings and will continue to own and manage the complex.

In addition to Nickelodeon’s West Coast facility, McCormick Construction’s recent creative office projects include Element LA, a 12-acre, 300,000-square-foot adaptive reuse campus in Santa Monica, which is fully leased to Riot Games; LINQ, an 80,000-square-foot campus in Redondo Beach, which is leasing space to two major technology clients; and Santa Monica Gateway, a 200,000-square-foot, Class-A creative office project, which is currently under construction in Santa Monica.

 

Click here to read the full release on Construction Drive.

 

Additionally, articles and mentions featuring the completion project can be found on:

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Another Successful Baja Challenge!

It was another successful year at the Baja Challenge! Since 2011, McCormick Construction has been participating in this annual event that brings Southern California builders and real estate professionals together to build homes for deserving families in Mexico, just south of the San Diego border.

Organized by Project Mercy, a 501-C (3) non-profit agency based in San Diego, the goal is to improve the basic living standards and quality of life for impoverished families who live in conditions precarious to their health in the shantytowns east of Tijuana, Mexico. Each year for the Baja Challenge, volunteers build basic but sturdy houses for the poorest families in the outlying neighborhoods, or “colonias” of Tijuana, Mexico.

Each house is built for an eligible family who owns their small lot (qualified by Project Mercy’s 3 criteria here). For this year’s Baja Challenge, the McCormick Construction team successfully completed the build of the entire house, including roofing, for a deserving family- and had a great time while doing it!

Check out the photos from the day!

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For more information on the Baja Challenge or Project Mercy, visit their websites below.

Baja Challenge: http://www.bajachallenge.org/

Project Mercy: http://www.projectmercy.net/