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HOTEL PROJECTS
LIBRARY / UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
GOLF CLUBHOUSES
MEDIA PROJECTS
CONDOMINIUM and APARTMENT PROJECTS
OFFICE BUILDING PROJECTS

RETAIL PROJECTS
MEDICAL PROJECTS
RESEARCH FACILITIES PROJECTS
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION PROJECTS
TENANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
SPECIALITY PROJECTS


HOTEL PROJECTS

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino
Tower II (28 Stories - 880 Rooms)
A staggered step-back design complicated the tower plumbing and exhaust systems but was constructed in under 14 months. This was the second 1994 Uniform Building Code Chapter 9 Fire and Life Safety Project constructed in Washoe County.
Sparks, Nevada
Architect: Peter B Wilday, Architect

Luxor Hotel and Casino
Twin 26-Stories Step-Back Pyramid Design Tower Addition (1,982 Guestrooms)
The engineering of the project commenced January 1996, was designated a Fast Track project with the Contractor’s working concurrently with the design and engineering. The project was the first in Las Vegas (Clark County) to be constructed in accordance with the 1994 Uniform Building Code Chapter 9 Fire and Life Safety standards (adopted in 1995). The project opened in its entirety December 22, 1996; a true representative of Fast Track Design and Construction.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Architect: Klai-Juba Architects

Luxor Hotel and Casino
Complete Renovation of Public Spaces
The renovation included relocating the Front Desk, the construction of the nightclub RA, the construction of the Steakhouse Restaurant inside the Pyramid, renovation of the 24 hour Coffee Shop, including cooking hood changes, and the construction of the Imagine Theater.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Architect: Klai-Juba Architects

The Fairmont Hotel Tower Addition
A 13-Story Guestroom Tower with Meeting Rooms on the 2nd Floor, an interconnecting Bridge Structure to the existing 24-Story Hotel and improvements to the building’s infrastructure made up the scope of this project. Hotel Tower Addition was opened February 2002.
San Jose, California
Architects: Gensler Architects – Los Angeles

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel
H&L was retained to determine the most appropriate solution to provide air conditioning for the guestrooms that heretofore were only heated. While previous consultant’s to the Hotel had recommended a more costly and traditional design solution, H&L proposed a non-traditional approach (converting the existing hydronic heating system to a water source heat pump system) to achieve cooling and heating while completing the project within a budget that was half of the original proposal; the engineering and construction was completed on-time and 25% BELOW budget. .
Santa Barbara, California
Architect: None.
Owner: Wolff DiNapoli

Fairmont Hotel Dallas
Services included a Due Diligence Report focusing on the Hotel’s chilled water plant and air handling systems. We discovered a dysfunctional chilled water pumping system. H&L developed a 5 Year program with system priorities; Ownership engaged the firm to repair the chilled water pumping under Year 1. The design included new primary and secondary chilled water loops, a “free cooling” plate and frame heat exchanger all within the Central Plant. The improvements to the chilled water plant are complete and have reduced electrical demand by 18 percent. Year 2 program is progressing with improvements to the air handling equipment throughout the public spaces.
Dallas, Texas
Architect: None
Owner: Wolff DiNapoli

Fairmont Hotel New Orleans
The Fairmont Hotel New Orleans was constructed in three phases with the University Tower approaching 100 years old. It was the first hotel in the United States with air conditioning in the guestrooms and the system remains in-place today. The system is a dual-duct air distribution system with air handling equipment on each floor. H&L was retained to provide a Due Diligence Report focusing on the mechanical issues. That report led to a full building Due Diligence Report that included Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Food Service and Laundry under the direction of H&L. The findings were categorized into a 7-year Capital Improvement program that was “kicked-off” in February 2002.
H&L was charged with the responsibility of engineering and managing a design team of electrical and structural consultants that resulted in replacing two (2) 55 year old steam boilers that were failing and developing a scheme wherein the heating plant was broken down into separate systems; domestic hot water heaters, space heating boilers, and steam boiler for the kitchens and pool (rather than relying on one source of heating) and organize a strategy that would allow the Hotel to remain in operation during the 16 months of improvements.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Architect: None
Owner: Wolff DiNapoli

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Improvements and Expansion
The project is currently under construction. While the 4-Diamond Guestrooms make up a large part of the project expansion, the scope includes a new Clubhouse Structure that will include a Pro Shop, Kitchens and Dining, and Cart Barn. Another feature of this project is to tie the existing satellite Central Energy Plant into a site grid to improve on the diversity of the Chiller Plants. Absorption Chillers are part of the Co-Generation plant that will be included in the distribution systems.
Ojai, California
Architect: David Bury & Company Architects and Three Architecture

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
H&L was engaged by the Owner’s to evaluate connecting the property to a district cooling system. Negotiations included evaluating loads, methodology and contingency plans for failures. The negotiations ultimately led Ownership to improve their self-cooling plant and H&L was engaged to provide the engineering and management for the replacement of the existing chillers. The project is currently under construction.
Houston, Texas
Architect: None
Owner: Maritz Wolff & Company


LIBRARY / UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

INHA Library at INHA University
Scope of engineering services was limited to Design Development drawings (which in South Korea are roughly 45% Construction Documents). The scope of the services included Steam Absorption Chillers (energy costs are extremely high in South Korea).
Inchon, South Korea
Architect: Gin Wong Associates International

Shatford Library
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, California
Architect: Gruen and Associates

California State University, Long Beach
Main Campus Library Expansion and Additions and
North Campus Library
Long Beach, California
Architect: Killingsworth and Associates

California State University, Long Beach
University Student Union Expansion and HVAC Renovation
Long Beach, California
Architect: Killingsworth and Associates  


GOLF CLUBHOUSES

Pelican Hill Golf Clubhouse
H&L was engaged recently to improve certain aspects of the mechanical systems that were either undersized or are not operating properly. Also, the Clubhouse was cited by the Health Inspector regarding code infractions.
Newport Beach, California
Architect: None
Owner: Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Golf Clubhouse
As part of the overall master improvements of the site, a new Golf Clubhouse will be constructed that will include locker rooms, re-charging stations for golf carts (requires ventilation in the space), toilet and showering facilities and a small pub. .
Ojai, California
Architect: Three Architecture

PGA West Golf Clubhouse
The clubhouse includes locker rooms, re-charging station for the golf carts, toilet and showering facilities, a health club and a small kitchen for food service and a pub.
La Quinta, California
Architect: Gin Wong Associates


MEDIA PROJECTS

The Imagine Theater at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
The legitimate theater for stage performance included interface with site infrastructure which included chilled and heating hot water, air handling systems were designed to minimize drafts and noise, a full Basement for Dressing Rooms, Toilet and Shower Rooms, and rehearsal stages
Las Vegas, Nevada
Architect: Klai Juba Architects – Las Vegas

The El Capitan Theater – Hollywood, California
The rehabilitation of the El Capitan Theater was to restore it to its original legitimate theater status which required a complete renovation of the HVAC systems.
Hollywood, California
Architect Fields & Devereaux Architects – Los Angeles

Shubert Theater Expansion
The scope included expanding the upper levels to accommodate more seating and an increase of toilet facilities. Modifications were required for the Stage and Basement levels to increase Dressing and Toilet Rooms.
Century City, California
Architect Henry George Greene Architects – New York City

CBS Television City – Sound Stage Addition
Los Angeles, California
Architect Gin Wong Associates – Los Angeles


CONDOMINIUM and APARTMENT PROJECTS

Park Wilshire Condominiums (18-Stories)
Wilshire Boulevard (Golden Mile)
Los Angeles, California

Blair House Condominiums (28-Stories)
Wilshire Boulevard (Golden Mile)
Los Angeles, California

Little Italy Residential Tower (Twin 18-Stories)
The project incorporated several unique features. H&L proposed and gained approval from the City of San Diego to reduce the air quantities for the three level subterranean garages to (a) reduce the shaft sizes and (b) reduce the energy consumption. H&L reasoned that Environmental Protection Agency findings concerning automobile emissions has significantly improved from the 1976 Code that presently governs garage ventilation standards. The variance was submitted and, H&L presented its findings to the San Diego Building Department Board in closed session and won approval. The ventilation system was tested by Clayton Services Chicago to confirm that the calculations and engineering prepared by H&L resulted in a ventilation system that met the agreed upon standards; it did and was found to be actually more efficient upon testing. Sovent and clothes dryer exhaust systems for high rise projects were designed and installed in this building.
San Diego, California
Architect: RTKL


OFFICE BUILDING PROJECTS

Media Studios North
Phases II, III are complete; Phase IV is presently under construction and Phase V engineering commenced November 2004
Burbank, California
Architect: Landau Partnership and Thomson Architecture

The Pinnacle
Phase I and Phase II
Phase II tower is presently under construction.
Burbank, California
Architect: Thomson Architecture

Institute Plaza at St Vincent’s Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Architect: Gensler - Los Angeles

Hines Lantana West Office Building
Santa Monica, California
Architect: Gensler - Los Angeles


RETAIL PROJECTS

Renovation of Sears Department Store No. 2138
Santa Barbara, CA.

The Citadel
Shell and Core and some Tenant Improvement
Los Angeles, California

8000 Sunset Boulevard
Shell and Core Only
West Hollywood, California

Hawthorne Plaza
Shell and Core and some Tenant Improvements including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Staples, and Mattress DiscountersHawthorne, California
Architect: Gin Wong Associates


MEDICAL PROJECTS

Hospital of the Good Samaritan
Lithotripter Suite, Gamma Knife Procedure Suite, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Intensive Care Wing and Obstetrics Suite
Los Angeles, California
Architect: Neptune Thomas Davis Architects

Santa Anita Plaza
Radiation Oncology Suite
Arcadia, California
Architect: Neptune Thomas Davis Architects

Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Central Sterilization Renovation and Cardiac Catheterization Procedure Rooms
Glendale, California

Methodist Hospital of Southern California
Patient Tower Replacement
Arcadia, California

FEMA Evaluation Reports for Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Main Building, Link Building and the D&T Building
Due Diligence Reports resulting from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake
Glendale, California

DaVita Inc. (aka Total Renal Care) projects
Outpatient kidney dialysis clinics
Projects in Washington State, Utah and California
Architect: Gin Wong Associates


RESEARCH FACILITIES PROJECTS

Medical Research Laboratory
Phase I Vivarium for House Ear Institute. Phase II Vivarium will commence by the first quarter of 2005
Los Angeles, California
Architect: Charmaine Soo & Associates (CLSA)

Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
House Ear Institute
Los Angeles, California
Architect: Charmaine Soo & Associates (CLSA)

Gordon and Betty Moore Electronics Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Project included a Parking Structure with a Satellite Central Chilled Water Plant
Pasadena, California
Architect: Neptune Thomas Davis

California State University, Northridge
Phase I Engineering Building Addition
Northridge, California
Architect: La Canada Design Group  


HISTORICAL PRESERVATION PROJECTS

Earthquake Damage Assessments (1994 Northridge Earthquake) for historical buildings maintained by Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department
Cabrillo Aquarium, Maritime History Museum, Banning Residence Museum, and Los Angeles Swim Stadium
Los Angeles, California

Glendale Depot Renovation
for Amtrak and Greyhound
Glendale, California


TENANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

MCI Telecommunications Corporation
Northpoint Center
Culver City, California

U S Bankruptcy Court
District of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

Merrill Lynch Trust and Associate Office Renovations
Jacobs Building - Pasadena, California
San Diego UTC - San Diego, California
LaJolla, California
Escondido, Californiat Westwood, California
Newport Beach, California
701 B Street, San Diego, California
International Suite at 9595 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA.

PeopleSoft
Encino Terrace Building
Encino, California

Continental Indoor Soccer League
Encino Terrace Building
Encino, California

Italee Optical Center
Hollywood and Highland Center
Hollywood, California


SPECIALITY PROJECTS


Replacement of the Del Mar Grandstand

Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Del Mar, California
Architect: Froehlich, Kow & Gong

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant
Beverly Hills, California
Architect: Gin Wong Associates

Creative Artist Agency for Michael Ovitz
Beverly Hills, California
Architect: I.M. Pei

Cleveland High School
Natatorium
Los Angeles Unified School District
Architect: Gensler - Los Angeles

 

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