Two CIM Group Projects Top Out in West Hollywood

Largo topped out at the 953 N. Sycamore project last week with the CIM Group in Los Angeles, CA. The development is two levels below grade and nine levels above with only the top three floors allocated to occupied space. The remaining levels of the 214,573gsf development are dedicated for parking a total of 418 cars. Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and the BPA Group as structural engineers, the building twists away from the street as it moves up causing some of the cantilevered formwork and shoring to rest on the roof of the adjacent building.

Office Building Photos

Two blocks to the east along Romaine St., Parking Structure C Topped out for The Lot Studios around the same time. This eight level, long-span parking structure was completed in the design-build project delivery format. Largo Concrete was the general contractor self-performing the concrete place and finish and unit masonry scopes of work. The structure totals 140,790gsf and holds 398 total stalls with two elevators and two staircases. Working for the same CIM Group, the parking structure was designed by Parking Design Solutions and Ficcadenti Waggoner and Castle Structural Engineers and is scheduled to open early summer 2018.

Parking Structure Photos

ACI Charles Pankow Award for “Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Concrete Construction” goes to the C3 Office & Parking Structure


Congratulations to the Culver City Creative (C3) team who helped us bring home the Charles Pankow, Jr. Award for “Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Concrete Construction”! The annual award is given by the American Concrete Institute and recognizes outstanding and innovative use of concrete in construction.

About the Project:

Largo topped out at the Culver City Creative (C3) Office Tower and Parking Structure in January of 2017 with general contractor KPRS. Designed by Gensler and Saiful Bouquet, the commercial building stands seven levels tall with four mezzanine levels totaling 321,000gsf and is seeking a LEED Gold Certification. All the building concrete received an architectural finish and will remain exposed once complete. Typical levels are 14’ tall while decks with intermediate levels range from 22’ to 26’ between level seven and the roof. Six private balconies on the east and west sides of the building cantilever 11’6” out and are accessible through the large operable glass façade. Other unique structural elements include columns so large they are practically walls, aka ‘walumns’, and ring beams on the perimeter of the building at the mezzanine levels. The high-volume ceilings and available raw space allow 33,800sf decks to be easily expanded to 45,000sf with vertical and horizontal expansion options.

Access to the adjacent nine level, long-span parking structure is provided through two pedestrian bridges on the third and fifth levels allowing for private access to upper level offices. Designed by Parking Design Associates and Miyamoto International, this shear wall structure is two bays wide and will house 990 stalls across 326,741gsf. The pedestrian bridges connect to the structure on levels five and eight with the end-to-end helix structure providing 30 electric vehicle stalls and 50 bicycle spaces. The exterior features semi-opaque colored panels attached to the shear walls which refract sunlight back onto the structure creating an ever-changing façade throughout the day. All concrete on the parking structure remains exposed, including the elevator lobby. Largo poured 18,805CY of concrete in the office building and 10,874CY in the parking structure. The adjacent creative campus had to remain operational during construction and the biggest challenges came from protecting the existing parking structure and the cars inside of it.

953 N. Sycamore – Mat Foundation Pour

Largo completed a 5,000cy mat pour at the 953 N. Sycamore project in Los Angeles on June 17. Running three pumps, the foundation pour lasted over 12-hours with the first Cemex readymix truck arriving at 2:00 a.m. Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and structural engineers at the BPA Group, the uppermost levels of the mid-rise commercial building are offset from the parking levels below, creating a twisting effect as the building moves up. The building is scheduled to be complete in March of 2018 and has a total of 11 levels, two of which are below grade, spread across 214,573gsf. This is the third project Largo has worked on with GC/Developer the CIM Group over the last couple years; the 925 La Brea project and 7007 Romaine are both located less than a block away. Later this summer, Largo begins work on the 904 La Brea project with the same owner, also a stone’s throw away from 953 N. Sycamore.

Santa Monica Gateway Tops Out

Largo topped-out at the Santa Monica Gateway project last month working with general contractor McCormick Construction, DRDS Architecture and SE Solutions structural engineers. The 200,000sqft creative office complex will consist of two separate 4-story concrete, LEED certified buildings. The combination of concrete, glass and metal structures sits atop a three level subterranean parking garage offering 640 stalls. Located on the corner of Stewart Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica’s new Bergamot Transit Village, the project is scheduled for completion third quarter 2017.

7007 Romaine Tops Out

Construction is moving forward on the 7007 Romaine project in the Hollywood Media District, with Largo pouring our last structural deck earlier this month. When complete, this 153,000gsf structure will feature 60,000sqft of office space with balconies, outdoor decks and floor-to-ceiling windows. The two levels of office space will sit atop a 4 level parking garage which provides 298 stalls with retail space on the ground floor. Close to the 101 freeway and bordering West Hollywood, the development is planning to open in the third quarter of 2017. We are working with Shubin + Donaldson ArchitectsJLA Structural Engineers and general contractor the CIM Group to deliver to project on-time and within budget.

Working on the foundations at the 225 California Commercial Building

With the rat slab complete, the protection slab, waterproofing and the mat foundation will follow shortly at the 225 California commercial building in Burlingame, CA. The building has a structural concrete frame and features 3 levels of below grade parking with 130 stalls and 5 levels of retail and commercial space above. Working with general contractor Lusardi Construction and designers MBH Architects and ZFA Structural Engineers, Largo expects to be topped out during the summer of 2017.

Culver City Creative Office & Parking Structure Topping Out

Largo topped out at the Culver City Creative (C3) Office Tower and Parking Structure earlier this month with general contractor KPRS. Designed by Gensler and Saiful Bouquet the commercial building stands seven levels tall with 4 mezzanine levels totaling 321,000gsf. All the building concrete received an architectural finish and will remain exposed once the building is complete. Some unique structural elements include columns so large they are practically walls, aka ‘walumns’ and ring beams on the perimeter of the building at the mezzanine levels.

Adjacent to the office building is the nine level, long-span parking structure which also topped out this month. Designed by Parking Design Associates and Miyamoto Int’l this shear wall structure is two bays wide and will house 990 stalls across 326,741gsf.

IBC Bank Tower Complete

Largo completed the final clean at the Block 51, IBC Bank Building this week in Austin, TX for JE Dunn. The concrete framed building is over 400,000gsf and features 6-levels of commercial space above 7-levels of parking and retail on the ground floor. Scheduled to be complete in late 2014, this is the first commercial tower to be built in downtown Austin for 10-years with nearly 200,000sf of office space.

The curved façade on West Fifth distinguishes the building in one of the most coveted areas of town directly across from Republic Square Park and a couple blocks away from the Federal Courthouse and City Hall. Largo poured over 16,000CY of concrete over seven months with no recordable injuries.