Pulse  02/04/2009

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects was selected by the District of Columbia Office of Planning and the District Dept. of Transportation to prepare a study for the creation of a new traffic gateway into the core of the city. The study will focus on N. Capitol St. from Michigan Ave. to Hawaii Ave. N.E., and Irving St., Michigan Ave. from First St. N.W. The gateway would bring improve balance between the pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow and provide initial design ideas for replacing a highway-style interchange with a more pedestrian-oriented design. Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, 888 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-4103.

FLORIDA The Pompano Beach Planning and Zoning Board approved site plans for the Atlantic Yacht Club Villas to be located on 6.5 acres in Pompano Beach. Pasquale Kuritzky Architecture Inc. was selected by Clarion Pompano Development Inc. to provide architectural design services for the luxury waterfront townhouse community, which consists of 89 two and three-story luxury townhomes in multiple buildings, a recreation building with fitness room, pool and cabanas, and a new marina basin for approximately 50 boats. Construction is projected to start sometime this year, with completion targeted for mid-2010. Pasquale Kuritzky Architecture Inc., 5101 N.W. 21st Ave., Suite 360, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309. DR #08-800111.

HAWAII KYA Design Group is the design firm selected for the three-phase Campus Center renovation and expansion project at University of Hawaii at Mãnoa. Phase one, which has been completed, included minor renovations in the campus. Phase two consists of construction of a new recreational center, which include a multipurpose court gym, class studios, locker and shower facilities and more. Phase three consists of major renovations on the campus center, which encompasses any additional renovation and upkeep to the campus center. Construction start for phases two and three has not been scheduled. KYA Design Group, 934 Pumehana St., Honolulu 96826-2622; University of Hawaii, 1400 Lower Campus Rd., Room 15, Honolulu 96822-2313. DR #09-400809.

KANSAS Cessna Aircraft Co. announced that it will build the new Citation Columbus design and assembly facility located near Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. McCluggage VanSickle & Perry and Professional Engineering Consultants P.A. were hired to provide architecture and engineering services for the stand-alone, 619,00-sq-ft facility. Intended to seek LEED certification, the new building will house engineering offices and final assembly for the Citation Columbus. Although ground has been broken on the new $150-million facility, the contractor has not been selected. McCluggage VanSickle & Perry Architects, 125 S. Washington, P.O. Box 3848, Wichita 67201; Professional Engineering Consultants P.A., 303 S. Topeka Ave., Wichita 67202; Cessna Aircraft Co., a Textron company, One Cessna Blvd., Wichita 67215. DR #08-836449.

LOUISIANA-MISSISSIPPI ARCADIS announced that it has been selected to provide design services for the Violet Freshwater Diversion Project. ARCADIS will provide engineering design services that will determine the cost-effectiveness and environmental acceptability of diverting Mississippi River water in the vicinity of Violet, La., into the Biloxi Marshes and Mississippi Sound. With a $6-million contract value, the costal restoration project is a major feature in the Louisiana Master Plan for Hurricane Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Program. The state of Louisiana will submit final designs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for project implementation and construction. ARCADIS, 630 Plaza Dr., Suite 200, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 80129.

NEW JERSEY Lillibridge has partnered with Meridian Health to develop a new three-story, 150,000-sq-ft consumer-driven outpatient medical facility in Jackson. Known as Meridian Health Village, the unique Y-shaped design will include an internal medical-family practice area, a women’s and children’s health area, and a section for medical and surgical specialists. In addition to the three service areas, the building will house a surgery center, imaging center, urgent care center, rehabilitation, phlebotomy laboratory and patient education area, as well as food service area, a community-based fitness center, medical spa and other services. Construction on the estimated $20-million project is scheduled to start in spring 2009, and to be completed by summer 2010. Lillibridge, 200 W. Madison St., 32nd Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60606; Meridian Health System, 1945 State Highway 33, Neptune 07753-4859. DR #08-870991.

PENNSYLVANIA The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission selected the team of STV Inc. and Reynolds Construction Management to provide construction-inspection and project-management services for a new central administration data center to be built in Middletown. The project involves renovations to an existing building, which will house the main data processing center, communications PBX room and the EZ Pass and traffic operations center. Construction of this project is estimated to cost $32 million, with completion scheduled for December. Reynolds Construction Management Inc., 3300 N. Third St., Harrisburg 17110. DR #07-917103.


CALIFORNIA Morley Construction Co. has begun construction on the five-story, 63,000-sq-ft Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research on the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus in Los Angeles. USC is the first of 12 prestigious institutions to formally break ground on a stem cell research facility that is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Designed to obtain a LEED silver rating, the $65-million facility will be connected to the Zikha Institute via a glass skywalk that will facilitate equipment and information sharing between the two centers. The Broad CIRM Center will focus on basic and discovery stem cell research, preclinical research and clinical research. Morley Construction Co., 2901 28th St., Suite 100, Santa Monica 90405-2938. DR #08-705538.

CALIFORNIA Construction of the new Viejas Boulevard Bridge is well under way by Hazard Construction Co. for the County of San Diego, Dept. of Public Works. Located over a tributary of the Sweetwater River in the unincorporated community of Descanso, north of Interstate 8 at Rte. 79 in San Diego County, the estimated $3.2-million project entails construction of a new cast-in-place concrete bridge to replace an old steel-girder bridge. The scope of work also includes construction of a quarter-mile of roadway. The project is targeted for completion in August. Hazard Construction Co., 6465 Marindustry Dr., San Diego 92192-2536. DR #08-678948.

GEORGIA The Caddell-Clark Joint Venture was awarded a $49.9-million design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, for a new, 325,400-sq-ft barracks complex at Fort Benning. The project includes five standard barracks with company operations facilities, one law equipment building and exterior physical training facilities. Completion is scheduled for November. Caddell Construction Co. Inc., 2700 Lagoon Park Dr., Montgomery, Ala. 36109; Clark Construction, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20814. DR #07-613508.

MARYLAND Groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for The Fitzgerald at UB Midtown located next to the Lyric Opera House and Mount Royal Station in Baltimore’s Cultural District. The Bozzuto Group is developer, as well as constructor, and will manage the $75-million mixed-use project, which include 280 luxury apartments, 14,000 sq ft of street-level retail space, and a 1,245-space parking garage. Construction is under way and expected to be complete in 2010. The Bozzuto Group, 7850 Walker Dr., Suite 400, Greenbelt 20770-3209. DR #07-602189.

MICHIGAN A joint venture of Skanska USA Building Inc. Barton Malow was awarded a $56.1-million contract to serve as construction manager and design-builder for the $213-million, 558,000-sq-ft William Beaumont Hospital project located in Troy. Harley Ellis Devereaux was selected to provide design services for the multiphase project, which includes a 223,000-sq-ft emergency center and critical care tower, a three-story ambulatory care center, a vertical expansion of the west tower and a bridge linking the existing main campus to the new ambulatory center. Construction is under way and expected to be completed by October 2010. Skanska USA Building Inc., 1633 Littleton Rd., Parsippany, N.J. 07054. DR #06-888447.

NORTH CAROLINA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $53.4-million contract to the Cashman-Republic joint venture for construction and expansion of the wharf at Military Ocean Terminal in Sunny Point. Work is expected to be completed by March 2010. Cashman-Republic Joint Venture, 549 South St., Quincy, Mass. 02169-7318. DR #05-782052.

OHIO The joint venture of Turner Construction Co. and Smoot Construction Co. was selected to provide construction-management services for the 700,000-sq-ft Nationwide Children’s Replacement Hospital located on the existing hospital campus in Columbus. The project includes a hematology-oncology-blood and marrow transplant unit, a neurodiagnostics center and a pediatric intensive care unit. Construction is under way and the 460-bed hospital is expected to be complete in spring 2012. Turner Construction Co., 300 Marconi Blvd., Columbus 43215-2329; Smoot Construction Co., 1907 Leonard Ave., Columbus 43219. DR #05-878101.

OREGON  A consortium led by Black & Veatch and including Kiewit, VINCI Construction Grands Projects and Entrepose Contracting has been selected by Jordan Cove Energy L.P. to provide EPC services for the Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay, jointly owned by Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P. and Energy Projects Development LLC. The proposed project consists of a new liquefied natural gas import terminal, which will be able to deliver up to 1 billion cu ft of natural gas per day to customers in the Pacific Northwest, northern California and northern Nevada. Black & Veatch will provide project-management, engineering and procurement services for the marine receiving, regasification and send-out facilities, and Kiewit will manage the project site and construct the facilities. Black & Veatch, 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, Kan. 66211; Kiewit, 1000 Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, Neb. 68131; VINCI Construction Grands Projects, a subsidiary of VINCI, One Cours Ferdinand de Lesseps, Rueill-Malmaison Cedex, France 92851; Entrepose Contracting, 165 boulevard de Valmy, Colombes, France 92700.

 TEXAS Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Port of Houston Authority to provide program-management services for phase two of their $1.4-billion Bayport Terminal project. Jacobs will manage and coordinate the planning, design and construction of $300 million of improvements at the terminal, including expansion of the containership wharf and container yards, an intermodal freight yard, a container freight station and various other roadway and rail facilities. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, P.O. Box 7084, Pasadena, Calif. 91109-7084. DR #08-871762.
Bid/Proposal Dates

MASSACHUSETTS 2/18 (select list only)—Archdiocesan Planning Office for Urban Affairs, 185 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass. 02110, Hayes Building mixed-used development (Mill Building restoration). The 78,000-sq-ft space is to include three commercial units and 57 residential units. The Architecture Team, architect, 50 Commandants Way, Chelsea 02150. DR #07-606705.

NEW YORK 2/18 New York State University Construction Fund, Contracts Department, 353 Broadway, Albany N.Y. 12207-2915, Convocation Athletic Recreation Center in Canton. The estimated $36.5-million project entails the construction of a new atheletic facility to include a gymnasium, an ice arean, a four-lane lap pool, locker rooms, a training room and support and multipurpose space. Work is expected to begin in summer. Architectural Resources, 505 Franklin St., Buffalo, 14202. DR# 08-690004-3.

OREGON 2/18 (general contract proposals)—North Clackamas School District #12, Purchasing, 6566 S.E. Lake Rd., Suite F, Milwaukie, Ore. 97222-2187, new Rock Creek Middle School and Starter High School located on Highway 212 and 172nd St. in Happy Valley. The two-story, 129,000-sq-ft building is estimated to cost $27 million. BOORA Architects, 720 S.W. Washington St., Suite 800, Portland 97205-3510. DR #07-615647.

CALIFORNIA 2/19 City of San Diego, Purchasing Division, 1200 3rd Ave. Suite 200, San Diego, Calif. 92101-4195, Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 Flocculation/Sedimentation Basins 1 and 2 Rehabilitation Project. The estimated $23.3-million project includes the partial demolition of both flocculation basins and associated structures, and the construction of new influent, effluent and overflow channels, as well as new flocculation basins and associated systems. City of San Diego, CIP Program Management Division, 600 B St. San Diego, 92101-4520. DR# 09-416528-1.

CALIFORNIA 2/19 State of California, Dept. of Transportation, Contracts, 3347 Michelson Dr., Room 1116, Irvine, Calif. 92612, retaining and sound walls in Baldwin Park, Rte. 605/10 separation to 0.2 kilometers west of Puente Ave undercrossing. State of California, Dept. of Transportation, Plans and Documents Section, 1120 N St., Room 200, Sacramento 95814. DR #08-868730.

TEXAS 2/19 Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District, Purchasing, 601 E. Kelly St., Room 249, Pharr, Texas 78577-4905, PSJA High School #4 library, gym, cafeteria and auditorium. The estimated $50-million project calls for a new 350,000-sq-ft high school designed to accomodate 2,200 students. Rike Ogden Figueroa Architects, 1007 Walnut Ave., McAllen 78501. DR #06-660282.

ALASKA 2/20 Lower Yukon School District, P.O. Box 32089, Mountain Village, Alaska 99632-0089, construction of a new K-12 school and gymnasium located in Marshall. The estimated $15-million to $20-million project also includes the demolition and abatement of the existing structure, and is set to start in June 2009. KPB Architects, 425 G St., Suite 800, Anchorage 99501-2154. DR #04-611503.

HAWAII 2/20 (design-build)—U.S. Army District, Honolulu Corp of Engineers, Building 230, Room 103, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, 96858-5540, unaccompanied, enlisted personnel housing at the Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa. The two-phase, 192-person barracks project is estimated to cost $36.9 million and will seek LEED certification. U.S. Army District, Honolulu Corp of Engineers, Building 230, Room 103, Fort Shafter, 96858-5540. DR# 08-863706-6.

MISSOURI 2/20 Missouri Dept. of Transportation, 105 W Capitol Ave, PO Box 270, Jefferson City 65101-6811, bridge replacement of northbound U.S. 65 bridge over U.S. 60, the replacement and raising U.S. 65 bridge as well as the rehabilitation and replacement of the U.S. 60 bridge over the James River. The project is estimated at between $50 million to $75 million. Missouri Dept. of Transportation, District 8, PO Box 868, Springfield, 65803-5045. DR# 09-415325-1.

CALIFORNIA 2/24 West Hills Community College District, 300 W Cherry Lane, Coalinga, Calif. 93210-1301, multi-use sports complex. The estimated $20-million, 52,800-sq-ft project includes a gymnasium and althletic facilities. The Addington Partnership, 3434 Truxtum Ave., Suite 240, Bakersfield, 93301. DR# 08-676408-39.

NEW YORK 2/24 (excavation and foundation, structural steel)—New York State Dormitory Authority, Contracts Dept., 515 Broadway, Albany N.Y. 12207-2916, north instructional building at Bronx Community College. The three-story building will have a total floor area of 100,000 sq ft. The estimated $77.5-million project will seek LEED silver certification. Robert A M Stern Architects, 460 W 34th St., 18th Floor, New York 10001-2320. DR #03-694096-12.

NEW YORK 2/24 Pleasantville Union Free School District, 60 Romer Ave, Pleasantville, N.Y. 10570-3123, Pleasantville High School facility alterations and additions. The $27-million project includes two additions totalling 28,000 sq ft for a cafeteria and library. Kaeyer Garmet and Davidson Architect, 285 Main Street, Mount Kisco, 10549. DR# 06-82297-12.