Silvery Towers Tops Out in San Jose

Located on the southwest corner of W. St. James and N. San Pedro in downtown San Jose, the high-rise towers will be two of the city’s tallest buildings when complete. The development sits on the 1.91acre lot one block east of CA87 behind the statue of Thomas Fallon, an early California pioneer and the 10th Mayor of San Jose. The east and west towers stand 22 and 20 stories respectively and sit atop of five parking levels, three of which are below grade. A two-story retail pavilion south of the towers acts as a visual extension of the downtown San Pedro Square Market and entertainment district. The buildings feature cast-in-place, post-tension decks with the east and west corner columns cast five degrees out of plumb. The “leaning” columns combine with meandering floor edges to lend a faceted appearance to the glass facade. The development covers a total of 1,105,716gsf and features 640 residential units and 656 parking stalls. Working with Developer/General Contractor Full Power Construction Inc. and designers C2K Architecture and MKA Structural Engineers, the development is schedule to open March 2019.

 

High-Rise Topping-Out at 732 Spring, Los Angeles

Located in downtown LA’s historic core, the 732 Spring Street high-rise topped out this week with the Holland Partner Group. The tower stands 24 stories above grade with two additional levels of subterranean parking and retail on the ground floor. 300 residential units are spread across the upper 20 levels sitting above 430 parking stalls across the lower levels. The architecture blends a historic base with contemporary design with distinguished vertical elements alongside an all-glass facade. The building is designed by MVE Architects and Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers and is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018.

UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building Tops-Out

The Multidisciplinary Research Building topped-out this week at the University of California, Riverside. Working with general contractor Hensel Phelps, Smith Group JJR Architecture and Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers the building a basement with five levels above grade for a total of 179,540gsf. Located between the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Student Recreation Center, the main atrium entrance spans four levels off Aberdeen Drive. The facility will house research laboratories, support facilities, a vivarium along with faculty and academic support space. The building is scheduled to be open in the Fall of 2018 and is seeking the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification.

Focusing on the integration of life sciences, chemical sciences, medicine and engineering, this will be the fourth project Largo has completed on university campuses with the same collaborative STEM goal: The Chapman University Science and Technology Building in Orange, the USC Michelson Center for Convergent BioSciences in Los Angeles and the Stanford BioEngineering/ChemEngineering Building.

High-Rise Topping Out at 8th and Spring, Los Angeles

Located between downtown’s Historic Core and the Fashion District, this 32 level residential building is on the north corner of West 8th and Spring Street. Designed by MVE Architects and Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers, the building features 275 residential units across 19 levels and 612 parking stalls across 9 of the lower levels. The building façade incorporates the old with the new and features parapet walls and defined vertical elements from the ground floor to level 19 where an all-glass skin continues the rest of the way up. The amenities deck on level 7 includes a pool, spa, barbecues, outdoor lounges, a fitness room and a common area with additional public viewing area on the roof deck. Working with general contractor Holland Partner Group the development is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018.

High-Rise at Wilshire & Crescent Tops Out

One block west of the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, Largo recently topped-out on a high-rise residential tower on the corner of Wilshire and Crescent Heights Blvd. Working with Matt Construction the high-rise building consists of 20 levels above grade and 3 levels below for a total of 393,137gsf. The building is designed by Steinberg Architects and Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers and features 150 apartment units, 7 levels of parking providing 411 stalls and a rooftop terrace complete with lounge, swimming pool, fire pit and a hot tub. Typical levels provide 10’6″ floor-to-floor heights while the level 17 penthouse and 18 skydeck are 14′ and 18′ respectively. The project also includes 6,000sf of retail space on the ground floor, a open space terrace at the back of the development and two levels of structural steel at the top housing MEP support facilities.

Los Angeles Mega-Development Circa Tops-Out

Earlier this month, Largo topped-out at Circa, 1200 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. The focal point of this $500 million residential mega-project is the twin high-rises adjacent to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The development features two levels of below-grade parking, ground level commercial space, six levels of above-grade parking, an amenities podium deck, and 26 stories of residential condominiums above. Located near LA Live, the Convention Center and the Metro Pico Station in the city’s South Park district, the high-rise buildings feature a curved north face to enhance views of the skyline and mimic design themes from surrounding architecture. When complete, the project will total nearly 110,000 cubic yards of concrete installed over nearly 600,000 man-hours. Project Credits: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Architect; Cary Kopczynski & Co., Structural Engineer; LendLease Corp., General Contractor; Holliday Rock Co., Ready-Mix Supplier.

Britannia Cove Parking Structure Tops Out

Earlier this month, Largo topped out on the 9.5 level Britannia Cove at Oyster Point parking structure in South San Francisco. Located east of the 101 and north of Oyster Point Blvd., the structure features a total of 2,080 stalls spread across 721,250gsf. Designed by architect International Parking Design and structural engineer Culp & Tanner, this long-span, moment frame structure features a radius curve to match the Oyster Point Blvd. bridge over the 101. Working with general contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie, the structure will serve the new multi-tenant campus for life science and technology industries when complete in January 2018.

 

Homewood Suites in Austin Tops Out

Largo topped out at the Homewood Suites in Austin, Texas last month. Working with general contractor DD&B Construction and designed by Phillips Partnership and DCI Engineers, the high-rise concrete frame building stands 17 stories on the eastern boundary of Austin’s Rainey Street District. With a total of 150 rooms across 200,369gsf, the first four levels will be designated for parking and are hidden by a metal facade which carries up the building’s core to the roof.

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.