This 1940's vintage single story, bow string truss industrial building was modernized and transformed into a creative office building for Steelhouse an internet marketing firm. A 4,000 s.f. mezzanine was constructed increasing the leasable area to 18,000 s.f. and to create a fun working space inside the wood trusses. The entire façade was transformed with large steel frame windows, dramatic steel canopy and modern gray tone palette with red accents. Using the required 1% for art requirement artist Chris Puzio designed and installed a sculptural steel screen at the main entrance. The free-form interior design was custom designed to create a stimulating and collaborative working environment.

Key Accomplishments:
  • Administered a comprehensive RFP process to qualify and retain General Contractor
  • Negotiated GMP Construction Agreement with shared contingency savings as an incentive to reduce sub-contractor buy out cost and minimize change orders
  • Provided on-site construction administration from demolition and through Tenant Improvements construction to closeout
  • Reviewed pay applications, negotiated change orders to mitigate unforeseen subterranean conditions and submitted draw requests to the lender for payment
  • Reviewed architect and engineer design documents for coordination and conformance with program requirements
  • Took an active role in value engineering to reduce construction cost by recommending material and design alternatives while preserving design intent
  • Project Management services were provided while Principal was engaged by Hackman Capital Partners.
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Location:

3644 Eastham Drive,
Culver City, CA

Developer:

Hackman Capital Partners

Services Provided:

Due Diligence
Project Management
Construction Management
Owner's Representative

Consultants:

Architect: Abramson Teiger Architects
MEP Engineering:
Mars Engineering
Structural Engineer: Sigma Design Structural
General Contractor: L.E. Waters Construction