Kaiser Permanente purchased an existing two-story concrete tilt-up industrial-type facility to expand its rapidly growing membership in Orange County. Morris, a Huitt-Zollars company, provided architectural and engineering services for the first phase tenant improvements which encompassed 71,000 SF for 42 medical providers and staff. Design challenges addressed multiple building deficiencies. A point-cloud model (3-D scan of existing conditions) was created and compared to the BIM model in order to distinguish discrepancies.
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.
Huitt-Zollars' noteworthy land development history created this lead civil engineering consultant project opportunity. Huitt-Zollars provided extensive infrastructure work for this 5,000-acre community. For example, the widening of two parkways required bridge improvements, survey, planning, and utility improvements. This multiphase project blended residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational milieus.
Oxnard Village contains an approximately 62-acre redevelopment located on the westerly entrance to the City of Oxnard. The original site was under-utilized and outdated. The new development will include 1,500 residential units, including wrap-style apartments, garden style apartments, courtyard townhomes, and row house townhomes. The project also features a “main street” retail district, local transit center, regional multi-use trail, parks, and numerous green and recreational spaces. Huitt-Zollars served as Civil Engineer for the master developer and subsequent merchant builders.
In support of the Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report, Huitt-Zollars was retained to complete technical design studies and reports to support the public/private joint venture in the redevelopment of Fullerton’s Transportation Center. The 40-acre redevelopment area includes a number of new structures comprised of mixed-use residential, commercial, and retail businesses, including above and below ground parking garages. The project also includes new landscaping, roadway improvements, park areas, and renovations to the existing station.
With the goal to provide families with the opportunity to experience what they refer to as “Ranch Life,” Rancho Mission Viejo set out to create a robust community that would connect homeowners with the natural environment and landscape of California. As the Rancho Mission Viejo Company moves forward in executing their “Ranch Plan” to construct nearly 14,000 homes for future residents, Huitt-Zollars was chosen to assist in the process.
Huitt-Zollars was retained by The Irvine Company to prepare documents, legal descriptions, and exhibits to support the conversion of more than 20,000 acres of open space land to Orange County Parks. The Irvine Company manages what began in 1899 with the formation of The Irvine Ranch. This Ranch was initially 94,000 acres; now many of Orange County’s cities exist entirely on this land. The 20,000 acres donated to the County was the last of the undeveloped land.
Huitt-Zollars was responsible for the preliminary entitlement process and engineering design for the development of a 3.4 million square-foot import warehouse and regional distribution center for Target Corporation. This facility will serve the major portion of Target southern California. The design involves street, sewer, water, storm drain, traffic signals, street lighting and striping plans, grading, landscape architecture, and preparation of the master plan of drainage and all of the on-site and off-site topographic surveys, mapping, and construction staking.
Huitt-Zollars provided preliminary and final design, site analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, wetland relocation, a regional drainage detention basin, and quantity estimates to transform 120 acres of undeveloped land into a new hub for industrial warehouse distribution. Site requirements for the total 200-acre master planned industrial center included 10,000 feet of storm drain; 12,000 feet of sewer; and 15,000 feet of water mains. The site plan changed many times without negatively impacting results. The strategically located industrial warehouse park contains 4 million feet of sto
Huitt-Zollars prepared preliminary engineering documents necessary for planning commission approval inclusive of preliminary grading, drainage and utility concepts, a pre-construction ALTA survey and boundary surveys. Located on the south end of The Irvine Spectrum Business Park, the 3.75-acre site consists of four separate buildings totaling over 45,000 SF. Following planning commission approval, Huitt-Zollars prepared final construction documents: plans for rough and precise grading, public street plans, on-site utilities plans, off-site public utility connection plans, erosion control