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Evolution Warner Center Apartments Take Shape Near Orange Line

Urbanize LA | November 16, 2018 | Steven Sharp

The finished product will feature 271 residential units.

Construction of a multifamily residential complex near the Orange Line’s Warner Center Station has reached the fourth floor above ground.

The project, called Evolution Warner Center, is located at 6606 N. Variel Avenue. Developer Evolution Strategic Partners is planning for a six-story structure that will feature 271 apartments as well as amenities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, a rooftop deck, and a partially subterranean parking structure.

Urban Architecture Lab is designing the contemporary podium-type building, which will consist of four levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete base. Renderings show a contemporary mid-rise structure.

Landscape architecture firm Superjacent is designing the project’s open spaces, including two courtyards and a street-fronting plaza.

Completion of Evolution Warner Center is anticipated in Fall 2019.

See full article & more images on UrbanizeLA here.

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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.

McCormick's Kaycee Conlee & Diego Perez

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.

McCormick Construction's Kaycee Conlee & Diego Perez

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

Rendering Courtesy: Urban Architecture Lab

Rendering Courtesy: Urban Architecture Lab

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:

The McCormick Team with the family & finished home!

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!

The “Before” – a pile of supplies

Volunteers arriving and getting outfitted!

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Busy painters!

 

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/

Make a statement without saying a word

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