2012 Top Starts In california
Rank Project Location Project Cost ($ mil.) Start Date/
End Date
New Santa Clara Stadium Santa Clara $1,000 June 2012
March 2016
Owner: Santa Clara Stadium Authority
GC: Turner/Devcon, Joint Venture
Design: HNTB Corp.
The Carlsbad Desalination Project Carlsbad $901 Dec. 2012
June 2014
Owner: Poseidon Resources Inc.
GC: Kiewit Shea Desalination (Kiewit Infrastructure West and J.F. Shea Co. JV)
Design: IDE Technologies; ARCADIS; Tetra Tech
Graton Resort & Casino Rohnert Park $800 June 2012
Late 2013
Owner: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria/Station Casinos LLC
GC: Tutor Perini Building Corp.; Rudolph and Sletten
Design: KGA Architecture
BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension - Line, Track, Stations & Systems San Jose $772 April 2012
March 2016
Owner: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
GC: Skanska USA/Herzog Contracting/Shimmick Construction, Joint Venture
Design: LAN/T.Y. Lin
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center La Jolla $700 Jan. 2012
June 2016
Owner: UC San Diego Health System
GC: Kitchell
Design: Cannon Design
Expo Phase II Light Rail Santa Monica/Los Angeles $541.7 Jan. 2012
Oct. 2015
Owner: Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
GC: Skanska-Rados JV
Design: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Catalina Solar Power Project
Kern County
$520 May 2012
June 2013
Owner/Design: EDF Renewable Energy
GC: Bechtel Group Inc.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion Palo Alto $510 Nov. 2012
Jan. 2016
Owner: Stanford University Medical Center
GC: DPR Construction
Design: Perkins+Will; HGA Architects & Engineers
Foothill Extension Phase 2A Alignment Pasadena $486 May 2012
Sept. 2015
Owner: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Authority
GC: Foothill Transit Constructors (Kiewit-Parsons JV)
Design: Parsons Transportation Group
The Village at Santa Monica Mixed-Use Complex Santa Monica $350 Feb. 2012
Jan. 2014
Owner: Related California
GC: Charles Pankow Builders Ltd.
Design: Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc.
San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation Project
San Gabriel
$336.5 July 2012
Winter 2017
Owner/Design: Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority
GC: Walsh Construction
BART Warm Springs Station Extension - Line, Track, Stations and System Fremont $299.1 May 2012
May 2015
Owner: Bay Area Rapid Transit District
GC: Warm Springs Constructors (Kiewit-Mass JV)
Design: HNTB Corp.
Third St. Light Rail Phase 2 - TBM/Launch Box & Tunnel San Francisco $233.6 Jan. 2012
Nov. 2014
Owner: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
GC: Barnard Construction Co.
Design: PB/Telamon JV
San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility Santee $221.5 Aug. 2012
Jan. 2016
Owner: County of San Diego
GC: Balfour Beatty Construction
Design: Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz; HMC
Lorenzo Apartments Los Angeles $221.4 April 2012
Fall 2014
Owner/GC: G.H. Palmer Associates
Design: Killefer Flammang Architects
Water Quality Control Plant Phase 1 Expansion Riverside $192.2 Sept. 2012
March 2015
Owner: City of Riverside
GC: PCL Construction Inc.
Design: CDM Smith
Blvd 6200 Phase 1 Hollywood $190.4 June 2012
Dec. 2014
Owner: Clarett West Development/ DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners
GC: Benchmark Contractors
Design: VTBS Architects
San Marcos High School Rebuild San Marcos $180 April 2012
Jan. 2014
Owner: San Marcos Unified School District
GC: Lusardi Construction Co.
Design: LPA Inc.
10th and Market San Francisco $169.9 Jan. 2012
March 2014
Owner: Tenth and Market LLC
GC: Swinerton Builders
Design: Handel Architects
Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Project Los Angeles $169.2 March 2012
Jan. 2014
Owner: Los Angeles County Public Works Dept.
GC: Clark Construction Group
Design: AC Martin Partners
The Vermont Apartment Towers Los Angeles $169 May 2012
July 2014
Owner: J.H. Snyder Development Co.
GC: J.H. Snyder Contracting Inc.
Design: The Jerde Partnership
San Francisco Public Safety Building San Francisco $164.5 Jan. 2012
Summer 2014
Owner: City & County of San Francisco
GC: Charles Pankow Builders Ltd.
Design: HOK; Mark Cavagnero Associates
Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center San Carlos $164 May 2012
Nov. 2014
Owner: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
GC: Skanska USA
Design: NBBJ
Hyundai Motor Co. Headquarters Expansion Fountain Valley $150 May 2012
Oct. 2013
Owner: Hyundai Motor America
GC: Hyundai AMCO; McCarthy Building Cos. (garage)
Design: Gensler
The Source Buena Park $150 Oct. 2012
April 2014
Owner/GC: M&D Properties Inc.
Design: BonTerra Consulting
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Anaheim $130 Sept. 2012
Nov. 2014
Owner: City of Anaheim; Orange County Transit Authority
GC: Clark Construction Group
Design: Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK
San Mateo County Jail Redwood City $130 Aug. 2012
Dec. 2014
Owner: San Mateo County
GC: Sundt/Layton Joint Venture
Design: HOK
The Broad Museum Los Angeles $130 May 2012
Jan. 2014
Owner: The Broad Art Foundation
GC: Matt Construction
Design: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
One Rincon Hill - Tower Two San Francisco $130 Sept. 2012
Aug. 2014
Owner: Urban West of San Diego
GC: Webcor Builders
Design: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates Inc.
Harrah’s Rincon Casino Expansion – Phase 7 Valley Center $125 Nov. 2012
March 2014
Owner: Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians
GC: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California
Design: Friedmutter Group
California Health Care Facility DeWitt Nelson Corrections Annex (Package 3) Stockton $123 Nov. 2012
Owner: Calif. Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
GC: Hensel Phelps
Design: HOK
Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) Reconstruct and Widen Freeway and Undercrossing Norwalk $120.8 Dec. 2012
Nov. 2016
Owner: Caltrans
GC: Security Paving
Design: Caltrans
Los Angeles Marriott Hotel Complex Los Angeles $120 April 2012
March 2014
Owner: AEG; Williams/Dame & Associates
GC: Sodo Builders LLC
Design: GBD Architects Inc.
Highway 101 Willits Bypass Willits $107.9 Oct. 2012
Dec. 2015
Owner/Design: Caltrans
GC: Flatiron & Desilva Gates Construction, Joint Venture
One Santa Fe Apartments Los Angeles $106.6 Jan. 2012
Dec. 2014
Owner: The McGregor Co.
GC: Bernards
Design: Michael Maltzan Architecture