Thursday, September 27, 2012

W+P Takes Home Multiple Awards

Sac Business Journal -
Annual Best Real Estate Project Awards:
Williams + Paddon was a big winner on September 21st, receiving two Best Real Estate Projects awards from the Sacramento Business Journal. The awards breakfast was held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, and on the same day, the publication’s special supplement honoring the region's best real estate projects was published.

Here's the skinny on the projects awarded...

San Juan High School Modernization
Award Category: Renovation
San Juan Unified School District made a monumental decision in 2007 to invest more than $30 million in remodeling the flagship campus despite declining enrollment and increasing maintenance costs. As San Juan High School approaches its centennial celebration in 2013, this transformation aims to provide a world-class 21st Century Learning environment in five distinct pathways for technical education: hospitality and culinary arts; transportation technology; construction technology; engineering and design; and media arts, TV and theater production.

The project has completed seven phases: general streetscape including a new marquee and bus unloading area; new administration wing; new culinary arts wing; remodeled technology wing; new broadcast center remodeled from the old music wing; new performing arts center and an update to the auditorium; and the renovation of all underground utilities. If the Measure N bond issue in November passes, future phases of work would include renovating the athletic fields and gymnasium, and possibly a new student union.

“What an incredible transformation,” said awards judge Amy Lerseth. “What was an assortment of old, flat-roofed boxes [some of which were not up to code or safe] is now a beautiful tribute to the California Mission architectural style.”

See full write-up and additional photos here.

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin
Award Category: Tenant Improvement
W+P designed the renovation of the offices of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, the city’s second-largest law firm, on the 10th and 11th floors of the Wells Fargo Center. After over 20 years at this location, the remodel created better efficiencies in space, modernized and opened up the work environment, and aligned the interior with the firm’s branding—all within the project’s cost parameters. W+P led the team—including Weintraub, Hines, and MarketOne Builders—in collaborating to achieve high impact improvements, reusing existing elements when possible while still attaining the new look and feel.

New lighting and modular workstations, moveable partitions, and spacious, energetic break rooms create a fresh, open atmosphere. Glass walls, light colors, and rich woods allow for enhanced lighting and an airy space despite the deep floor plates in this high-rise. Tasteful accents of Weintraub’s signature red serve as subtle reminders of the firm’s identity.

 “I don’t know what the difference in lumens is, but it is bright, cheerful, sunny, and just a better place to work,” said managing shareholder Michael Kvarme.

See full write-up and additional photos here.

Portions of this post were taken from the Sacramento Business Journal’s feature on the Best Real Estate Projects of 2011-2012. To access premium content, please visit the Sacramento Business Journal online as a subscriber.



Powered by Blogger.