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Enloe Health Breaks Ground on Comprehensive Cancer Center

CHICO, CA — A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction for Enloe Health’s new Gonzales Comprehensive Cancer Center. The new facility will serve Northern California communities, offering advanced treatments and equipment with patient-focused care.

Located in Butte County, where cancer is the leading cause of death, the Gonzales Comprehensive …

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C.W. Driver Completes $38M STEM Building at Mt. San Jacinto Community College, Menifee Campus

MENIFEE, CA — Adding to Riverside County’s public community college offerings, C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, has completed construction management services on a new two-story STEM building on the Menifee campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. The $38 million building is the fifth project for …

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University of Nevada, Reno's Mathewson Gateway Project Tops Out

RENO, NV — Clark Construction announces that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Mathewson Gateway project has topped out. University representatives joined Clark and project developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate at a ceremony celebrating the over 40,000 work hours that took place to reach this milestone.

The five-story, 128,000-square-foot …

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Blach Construction, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects Complete Multi-Phase Conversion of Thornton Middle School

FREMONT, CA — Blach Construction (Blach) and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) recently completed a multi-phase conversion project at Fremont Unified School District’s (FUSD) Thornton Middle School (Thornton), effectively transforming the campus from a junior high to middle school. The expanded campus now includes a sixth-grade level, increasing the student population …

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McCarthy Breaks Ground on Colburn School Campus Expansion in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Colburn School, an institute for music and dance education and performance in Downtown Los Angeles, recently broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot expansion designed by Architect Frank Gehry. The new building, known as the Colburn Center, will be located adjacent to Colburn’s Grand Avenue campus …

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C.W. Driver Announces the Steel Topping Out at Malibu High School

MALIBU, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently celebrated the steel topping out at the new Malibu High School project for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in Malibu, California. Before the steel beam was lifted to the highest point of the building, the C.W. Driver team, students, staff, and elected officials …

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Turner Selected to Build UC Merced New Medical Education Building

MERCED, CA — Turner announces that the company has been selected by the University of California, Merced, to provide construction management at risk services for the construction of a new, state-funded Medical Education Building on campus.

The state-funded, four-story, 203,000-square-foot building designed by ZGF will be home to UC Merced’s …

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San Diego International Airport’s $3.8B Terminal 1 Project to Enhance Passenger Experience

An aging Terminal 1 at San Diego International Airport will be replaced by a $3.8 billion modern terminal, the New T1, complete with numerous features to better serve the millions of passengers who travel through the airport annually.

“The New T1 project is being designed to create a better airport …

Parsons, Vanir Form Joint Venture in Pursuit of Sacramento International Airport’s Expansion Program

SACRAMENTO, CA — Parsons Corporation announces that the company is leading a joint venture with Vanir to pursue a construction management contract for SMForward, a $1.3 billion airport improvement and expansion program that will support the growth and development of the Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

As part of the Sacramento …

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McCarthy, LPA Architects Break Ground on $1B Hoag Sun Valley Campus Expansion

IRVINE, CA — LPA Design Studios recently joined Hoag leaders to celebrate the start of construction of the new $1 billion expansion of the health care company's Irvine, California, hospital. The project is based on a new approach for delivering personalized specialty care and a comprehensive patient and provider experience. …

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HGA-Designed Natural Sciences Building at Sacramento City College Puts Science on Display for Local Students

SACRAMENTO, CA — HGA announces the completion of the new Natural Sciences Building on the campus of Sacramento City College (SCC), a flexible and student-centric facility that adds nearly 10,000 square feet of learning and collaboration space to the former site of an existing educational hall. The resulting 54,574-square-foot Natural …

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Sundt Completes New Airport Administration Building for SDCRAA

SAN DIEGO, CA — Sundt recently completed construction of a new design-build airport administration building for San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA).

“Sundt has been completing projects at San Diego International Airport for over a decade now, and our past experience helped ensure a smooth and successful delivery of …

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Blach Construction Completes Projects Across Fremont Union High School District

SUNNYVALE, CA — Blach Construction (Blach), McKim Design Group (McKim), and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) recently unveiled several projects across Fremont Union High School District’s (FUHSD) campuses and district facilities. Ranging from new buildings to significant classroom modernizations, these projects enhance the district’s educational programs, wellness offerings, and technology capabilities. …

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Design-Build Team Blach Construction, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, and Gensler Begin Construction of New Gavilan Community College Campus in Hollister

HOLLISTER, CA — Blach Construction (Blach), along with design-build partners Quattrochi Kwok Architects (QKA) and Gensler, recently began construction of an entirely new Gavilan Joint Community College District (Gavilan) campus that will serve San Benito County students.

Phase one of the overall campus plan comprises the first building that, …

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Significant Progress Made in Mountain View Los Altos High School District Campus Improvements

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Mountain View Los Altos High School District (MVLA) celebrated the completion of several new facilities across its campuses at a ribbon-cutting event. The new facilities mark the completion of Phase 2 of a multi-phase improvement plan.

The new facilities include a Student Services Center and Auxiliary …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on $285M University of California, Riverside Student Housing Project

RIVERSIDE, CA — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) has broken ground on the $285 million, 424,000-square-foot North District Phase 2 Student Housing Development at University of California, Riverside (UCR). This intersegmental project, one of the first of its kind in California, will house students from UCR and Riverside Community College …

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Turner Celebrates Topping Out of $2.6B San Diego International Airport Terminal 1

SAN DIEGO, CA — Turner Construction Company and joint venture partner Flatiron celebrated a major milestone at San Diego International Airport with the topping out of the $2.6 billion design-build New Terminal 1 project. The event was attended by approximately 1,200 people and included a beam signing, a catered BBQ …

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UC Berkeley, SKS Partners Unveil 36-Acre R&D Hub in the Heart of Silicon Valley at NASA’s Ames Research Center

BERKELEY, CA — A joint venture between The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and San Francisco-based SKS Partners (SKS) unveils the $2 billion Berkeley Space Center at NASA Research Park, a planned 36-acre innovation hub in the heart of Silicon Valley.

“California’s innovation and drive is not limited to …

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C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on First Phase of Malibu High School Expansion for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

MALIBU, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, begins construction on the first phase of Malibu High School’s expansion for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). The 70,000-square-foot building, scheduled for completion in fall of 2025, will feature a library, visual and performing arts classrooms, …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on 17th Project on UC San Diego Campus

SAN DIEGO, CA — McCarthy Building Companies (McCarthy) has broken ground on the Triton Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. Designed by LMN Architects, the 400,000-square-foot project is the grand entrance to the university and blends art, culture, entertainment, and student academic resources. The total …

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Phase One Under Way on UC San Diego Health Hillcrest Medical Campus Redevelopment

The first phase of UC San Diego Health’s $2.5 to $3 billion, 15-year Hillcrest Redevelopment Project has topped off and is more than halfway to completion. The project is part of a plan that encompasses approximately 60 acres and the redevelopment of the Hillcrest campus – beginning with the outpatient …

USACE Awards $53.7M Contract to Pono Aina Management for Temporary Elementary School Construction

HONOLULU, HI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards a $53.7 million base contract to Pono Aina Management, LLC, an 8(a) Native Hawaiian Organization, based out of Waianae, Hawaii, to construct a temporary elementary school campus in Lahaina. The temporary school will accommodate those students displaced from the …

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Hensel Phelps + CO Architects Design-Build Team Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of UC Riverside School of Medicine Education Building II

RIVERSIDE, CA — In 2021, the University of California, Riverside selected Hensel Phelps + CO Architects as the design-build team for the new School of Medicine Education Building II. Hensel Phelps + CO Architects, UC Riverside students, faculty, staff, alums, and local and state officials recently celebrated the building’s ribbon …

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New Research and Academic Building at UC San Francisco Parnassus Heights Moves Forward

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — UC San Francisco has received approval to move forward with a new research and academic building at Parnassus Heights, creating a vital collaborative space to drive innovations in scientific research and education.

The UC Board of Regents voted to approve the design, as well as the …

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New Student Life Center at Cardinal Newman High School Marks Five Years of Rebuilding Fire-Ravaged Campus

SANTA ROSA, CA — The new Student Life Center at Cardinal Newman High School has been completed and opened to the Cardinal Newman community for the 2023-2024 school year. Designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA), architect and master planner for the school’s ongoing campus rebuild and improvement projects, and built …

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New Patient Building Opens at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center

TARZANA, CA ― Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center has opened its new patient tower, the centerpiece of an extensive and ongoing hospital expansion and modernization plan. Named for the Donald Friese family in recognition of their $50 million donation to the building’s construction, the five-story 200,000-square-foot Friese Family Tower recently …

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C.W. Driver Companies Celebrates Construction Completion of UC Santa Barbara’s Interactive Learning Pavilion

SANTA BARBARA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, announces the completion of the four-story Interactive Learning Pavilion at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB).

The 95,000-square-foot structure provides approximately 2,000 seats of classroom space, which includes five lecture halls, three classroom spaces for project-based learning, and …

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HGA-Designed Arts Sculpture Lab Breaks Ground at California State University, Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA — Designed by national interdisciplinary firm HGA, the reimagined Arts Sculpture Lab at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) will provide students and faculty with learning environments and studios that support the institution’s delivery of an equitable arts education in the region, preparing students for their lives …

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Skanska Announces Completion of Sutter Health’s Samaritan Court Ambulatory Care and Surgery Center

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Skanska recently completed Sutter Health’s Samaritan Court Ambulatory Care and Surgery Center (Samaritan Court), a three-story, 69,000-square-foot medical office building that allows the client, Sutter Health, to offer patient access to more convenient, affordable, and connected care across the region. In addition to leveraging several innovative …

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HDR to Provide Program and Construction Management Services for Landside Components of LAX’s Airfield & Terminal Modernization Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has selected an HDR-led team to provide program management and construction management services for the landside portion of its transformative Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project (ATMP). The modernization will add a new terminal, concourse, and airfield upgrades as well as …

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Sundt Breaks Ground on New Student Housing Complex at Cal Poly Humboldt

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sundt Construction recently joined Cal Poly Humboldt and SCB Architects in a groundbreaking celebration for a new residence hall complex for Cal Poly Humboldt, the largest student housing project in the university’s history.

“Sundt has a long history of building student housing complexes for the California State …

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San Francisco State University Starts Construction for First-Year Residence Hall to Provide More Affordable Student Housing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco State University recently held a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for the West Campus Green (WCG) project. The project includes a first-year residence hall that will add 750 affordable beds, a dining facility, and a student health center. San Francisco State hired …

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C.W. Driver Begins Construction of Menifee Union School District Elementary School #15

MENIFEE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California for more than 100 years, announces the start of construction on their newest project for Menifee Union School District, a $54.5 million K-5 elementary school that will have an estimated student capacity of 600 when it opens, with completion …

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C.W. Driver Companies Announces Completion of $52.5M Solis Park K-8 School Facility

IRVINE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California for more than 100 years, announces the completion of the 108,000-square-foot K-8 Solis Park School campus for Irvine Unified School District, constructed within the FivePoint master-planned community known as Great Park Neighborhoods. The school welcomed kindergarten through fifth grade …

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HGA-Designed Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Services Center Breaks Ground at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

SAN JOSE, CA — The new Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Services Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) celebrates the groundbreaking for the primary phase of construction. Designed by national, interdisciplinary architectural and engineering firm HGA, the facility will consolidate Santa Clara County’s behavioral health offerings, …

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HGA Celebrates Groundbreaking at California State University Fullerton’s Visual Arts Complex

FULLERTON, CA — HGA participated in the groundbreaking for the Visual Arts Complex at California State University (CSU) Fullerton. The arts complex will support the Department of Visual Arts forward-looking views of art education, positioning the campus to better serve a growing and diverse student population.

The work encompasses the …

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Highland Fairview Names Stantec as Prime Consultant on $25B Net Zero World Logistics Center

MORENO VALLEY, CA — Stantec has been selected as the prime consultant for private real estate developer Highland Fairview’s World Logistics Center project in Moreno Valley, California. The estimated $25 billion investment will be constructed over seven years and will be the largest planned logistics and business park in …

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MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center Celebrates the Topping Out of $80M Women's Health Pavilion

LAGUNA HILLS, CA — MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center in Orange County, celebrated the topping out, the marking of the placement of the last beam, of its forthcoming Women’s Health Pavilion. The new, $80 million, three-story, 40,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to open in summer 2023 in …

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HOK and McCarthy Chosen as Design-Build Team for UCLA Health Neuropsychiatric Hospital Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — HOK and McCarthy have been selected by UCLA Health to transform the former Olympia Medical Center in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles into a neuropsychiatric hospital.

UCLA Health’s inpatient neuropsychiatric program is currently housed in the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, located within Ronald …

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UC Davis Health Inaugurates Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute

SACRAMENTO, CA — UC Davis Health recently celebrated the opening of the new Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute Building and expansion of the Ambulatory Care Center. The facilities are providing hope to the vision-impaired for sight restoration through advanced technology, pioneering research, and some of the world’s best eye care …

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Latitude 33 Celebrates National and Regional DBIA Awards for County of San Diego Youth Transition Campus, Phase 1

SAN DIEGO, CA — Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering is celebrating two recent award wins from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for the County of San Diego Youth Transition Campus (YTC), Phase 1. The DBIA honored the project with a National Award of Merit in the Federal, State, County, …

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Austin-Webcor JV Team Delivers World’s First WELL Core Certified Airport Terminal at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B (BAB) is officially the world’s first WELL Core Certified airport terminal, exceeding the wellness-focused designation’s requirements with the highest available rating — WELL Certified Platinum. WELL Certification is administered by the International WELL Building …

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Erickson-Hall Completes Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District

ESCONDIDO, CA — Erickson-Hall Construction Co. recently joined more than 100 educators, community members, and stakeholders to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District. Located in San Diego, the new K-6 school was funded by the district's Measure MM passed in 2018. The …

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C.W. Driver Companies Begins Construction on New Chemistry & Biotechnology Building for MiraCosta College

OCEANSIDE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, announces construction commencement on a new, design-build, two-story Chemistry & Biotechnology Building for MiraCosta Community College District (MCCD) that will provide a science facility for 21st century learning science environments. Set for completion in July 2024, this …

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Erickson-Hall Completes Los Alamitos High School STEM Building

ESCONDIDO, CA — Erickson-Hall Construction Co. recently joined the Los Alamitos Unified School District for a ribbon cutting ceremony of Los Alamitos High School's new $52-million STEM Building. The program featured speakers from the school, district, Board of Education, and development team, as well as performances by the student marching …

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C.W. Driver Completes $50.9M Multi-Disciplinary Facility - Building M for Long Beach City College

LONG BEACH, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a 95,500-square-foot, multi-disciplinary facility for Long Beach City College. Designed to be a 21st-century learning environment and achieve LEED Gold Certification, the $50.9-million, three-story facility is the first design-build project funded by the state of California. Located on the …

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Critical Construction Underway in Advance of Harbor-UCLA Expansion

TORRANCE, CA — Large-scale utility construction is underway at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus, part of preparations for the replacement hospital currently in the design phase.

Health care builder Abbott Construction is leading the make-ready utility project to support the new 400,000-square-foot outpatient treatment and support building. The work goes …

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Balfour Beatty, LINXS Constructors Tops Out Sixth and Final LAX People Mover Station with Structural Steel

LOS ANGELES, CA — Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, announces another major milestone on the ongoing modernization of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the placement of the last structural steel beam for the Automated People Mover (APM) train stations. This achievement signifies substantial progress …

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Blach Construction Celebrates Grand Opening of Tanforan Memorial Statue and Plaza

SAN BRUNO, CA — Blach Construction recently joined the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee (TACMC) to celebrate the unveiling of a historic memorial plaza and bronze statue to honor the 8,000 Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly imprisoned at Tanforan “Assembly Center” during World War II.

Located …

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Clark Construction Delivers Snapdragon Stadium on Schedule

SAN DIEGO, CA — Clark Construction Group recently joined San Diego State University (SDSU) leaders, city officials, and guests to cut the ribbon on the Snapdragon Stadium.

Designed as a hub for sports and entertainment, the new 35,000-capacity venue provides a home field for SDSU Aztec Football, as well as …

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Presidio Tunnel Tops, National Park Destination in the Presidio of San Francisco, Opens to the Public

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi along with community leaders and Partnership for the Presidio representatives celebrated the opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops. This new park destination marks the culmination of a 20-year transformation of the Presidio's waterfront. Presidio Tunnel Tops adds 14 acres to the Golden Gate …

Construction Underway on Mt. San Jacinto College STEM Facility

RIVERSIDE, CA — Mt. San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff, and community members celebrated a milestone and the official start of construction on the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) facility at its new Menifee campus. DLR Group is designing the facility, which will prepare students for in-demand STEM …

San Diego Unified Leaders, Kensington Community Join Franklin Elementary Students in Kicking Off Campus Modernization

SAN DIEGO, CA — A Kensington landmark is getting a major renovation from C.W. Driver Companies. Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional …

DLR Group to Design New School in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ― The San Francisco Unified School District has hired DLR Group to collaborate with design-build team McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. on the delivery of the new Mission Bay School to serve one of the city’s newest and fastest growing neighborhoods.

Mission Bay is a diverse and thriving …

Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report Unveils Two Proposed Design Concepts

A team of faculty at the University of Hawaii Community Design Center, School of Architecture, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning recently completed the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report, which created a concept/vision plan for the harbor and generated a conceptual cost estimate for the vision …

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Construction Begins on Long-Awaited Compton High School

LOS ANGELES, CA — Construction is officially underway at the new Compton High School in California. DLR Group's designers recently joined dignitaries, school district leaders, staff, students, and community members to celebrate the milestone.

"A cornerstone of our district's turnaround and elevation has been our investment in facilities improvements, …

C.W. Driver Companies Completes Swenson Family Hall of Engineering at Chapman University

ORANGE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces completion of the three-story Swenson Family Hall of Engineering at Chapman University, the new home of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. The project consisted of a 31,000-square-foot interior build-out within the existing Keck Center for Science and Engineering, …

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Unveils New Expansion Tower

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) recently celebrated the completion of a new 58,000-square-foot hospital expansion tower, designed by the Sacramento office of global architecture and engineering firm Stantec. This first phase of SSRRH’s major expansion and renovation project will enhance access to acute hospital services …

UC Regents Approve Plan for New Hospital at Parnassus Heights

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — UC San Francisco has received approval for its plans to build a hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights to meet the region’s growing demand for specialty care and California’s rigorous hospital seismic requirements.

The University of California Board of Regents voted to …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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