2012 Top Starts In California
Rank Project Location Project Cost ($ mil.) Start Date/ Completion Date Owner/ Contractor/ Designer
1 New Santa Clara Stadium, Santa Clara $1,000

March 2016

Owner Santa Clara Stadium Authority

GC Turner/Devcon, Joint Venture

Design HNTB Corp.


The Carlsbad Desalination Project, Carlsbad


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

3 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

4 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 Building/Herzog Contracting/Shimmick Construction, Joint Venture

Design LAN/T.Y. Lin

5 UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla $700

Jan. 2012

June 2016

Owner UC San Diego Health System

GC Kitchell

Design Cannon Design

6 Expo Phase II Light Rail, Santa Monica/Los Angeles $541.70

Jan. 2012

Oct. 2015

Owner Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority

GC Skanska-Rados JV

Design Parsons Brinckerhoff

7 Catalina Solar Power Project, Kern County $520

May 2012

June 2013

Owner/Design EDF Renewable Energy

GC Bechtel Group Inc.

8 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

9 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

10 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.

11 San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation Project, San Gabriel $336.5

June 2012

Winter 2017

Owner/Design Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority

GC Walsh Construction

12 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.

13 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

14 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
15 Lorenzo Apartments, Los Angeles $221.4

April 2012

Fall 2014

Owner/GC G.H. Palmer Associates

Design Killefer Flammang Architects

16 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

17 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

18 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.

19 10th and Market, San Francisco $169.9

Jan. 2012

March 2014

Owner Tenth and Market LLC

GC Swinerton Builders

Design Handel Architects

20 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

21 The Vermont Apartment Towers, Los Angeles $169

May 2012

July 2014

GC J.H. Snyder Contracting Inc.

Design The Jerde Partnership

22 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

23 Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center, San Carlos $164

May 2012

Nov. 2014

Owner Palo Alto Medical Foundation

GC Skanska USA

Design NBBJ

24 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

24 The Source, Buena Park $150

Oct. 2012

April 2014

Owner/GC M&D Properties Inc.

Design BonTerra Consulting

26 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

26 San Mateo County Jail, Redwood City $130

Aug. 2012

Dec. 2014

Owner San Mateo County

GC Sundt/Layton Joint Venture

Design HOK

26 The Broad Museum, Los Angeles $130

May 2012

Jan. 2014

Owner The Broad Art Foundation

GC Matt Construction

Design Diller Scofidio + Renfro

26 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.

30 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

31 California Health Care Facility DeWitt Nelson Corrections Annex (Package 3), Stockton $123

Nov. 2012


Owner Calif. Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation

GC Hensel Phelps

32 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

33 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.

34 Highway 101 Willits Bypass, Willits $107.9

Oct. 2012

Dec. 2015

Owner/Design Caltrans

GC Flatiron & Desilva Gates Construction, Joint Venture

35 One Santa Fe Apartments, Los Angeles $106.6

Jan. 2012

Dec. 2014

Owner The McGregor Co.

GC Bernards

Design Michael Maltzan Architecture