California

Tapo Canyon 2D Hydraulic Study

Huitt-Zollars is developing a 2D hydraulic study of the Tapo Canyon Watershed in Ventura County California. Within the watershed, the Tapo Canyon Channel capacity can be overwhelmed and overtop floodwaters into adjacent streets of the City of Simi Valley. A rain-on-grid 2D hydraulic model that assesses influential parameters such as antecedent upper soil moisture, was used to assess the City’s storm drain system function.

Santa Monica College - Student Services Building

Huitt-Zollars was the prime architecture consultant for the new student services building at Santa Monica College. The three-story building, with three subterranean levels of parking, consolidated the various Student Services departments into one building located on SMC’s main Pico campus. The goal was to provide centralized access and a one-stop service delivery location to more effectively serve the approximately 35,000 students per year in attendance.

Westlake Elementary School - Safe Routes

Huitt-Zollars designed safety improvements around Westlake Elementary School as a part of the State-funded Safe Routes to School program for the City of Thousand Oaks. Improvements included a street widening, a pedestrian path, and a traffic signal modification. Huitt-Zollars satisfied the City's aggressive schedule and finished on-time and under-budget to meet the funding requirements. Topographic surveys, record and right-of-way research, property line and utility mapping, and complete construction documents (plans, specifications, and estimates) were provided.

Cortesa at Esencia

Cortesa at Esencia features 72 high-density detached single family homes within the master planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo. The homes are clustered in a four-plex arrangement around a common motor court. The development is adjacent to a number of neighborhood amenities including clubhouses, parks, trails, and miles of scenic corridors for hiking, biking, and leisurely walks. Homes are all single-level and designed exclusively for those 55 years old and above.

Land Planning/Geographic Information Systems Support for PA3

Huitt-Zollars is currently involved in the planning efforts for PA3, which will be a 7,000-home master planned community of over 2,000 acres. Our role is to assist the planners in preliminary engineering that will result in an earthwork analysis and a land use matrix to tract buildable pads for a financial feasibility study. We are also involved in planning level modeling to better understand the final product.

Westgate at GardenWalk

GardenWalk was designed for LEED Silver Certification. This project is a luxury timeshare resort that integrates retail, hotel and entertainment features into a gentrified civic zone. The 7-story building includes 400 units with parking and 55,000 SF of amenity space coupled with 7 separate recreation facilities. The resort features innovative guest check-in features and reception concepts.

Arrowhead Medical Office Building

Huitt-Zollars provided site civil design and landscaping design services for this development project. As part of the contractors' design/build team, Huitt-Zollars assisted in processing plans and gaining City and County approval. Huitt-Zollars coordinated the design effort between all utility contractors, ensuring no field conflicts occurred. The project required an innovative stormwater management design. The landscape and civil design teams incorporated a rock-scape with drought-tolerant landscaping into the infiltration pond design.

USC University Hospital Cath Lab

As a component of the Second Floor Imaging Department Master Plan that Morris was hired to complete, the upgrade and remodel of one of the facilities two Cardiovascular Cath Labs involves the replacement of the Cath Lab unit with a state of the art Cath Lab by General Electric.  The remodel includes a revamping of the interior finishes and reconfiguration of the room layout to accommodate the new G.E.