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Shangri-La Construction prides itself in being different, state-of-art, innovative and inspiring. We mitigate challenges and solve problems. We are a dynamic group of extremely driven individuals with one goal in mind - matching our client’s creative vision and bringing it to life. We are an organically growing group of like-minded individuals motivated by our desire to provide the best of what this industry has to offer. Informed about emerging technologies, early adopters of innovative techniques, excited about vibrant pops of colorful energy, we share your dream of building a space that captivates imagination, exemplifies elegance and is enlivened with the spirit of your brand.

Strategic Partners

Shangri-La Construction takes pride in developing long-term alliances with individuals and institutions that have unique, multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience. These partnerships are committed to the exploration and execution of forward-thinking infrastructure, pursuit of green initiatives, and advancement of global health and economy at large. Leveraging these relationships facilitates servicing projects of any scale and complexity and provides a cohesive, high value ethos, enabling individuals to thrive in their built environment

“We have found Shangri-La to be nothing short of fantastic as a general contractor. They took ownership of our project from its infancy stages through its fruition. They worked closely with us to derive successful solutions to meet our goals. It was evident that they have excellent relationships with their sub-contractors and function as a true team. As an added benefit, they bring LEED expertise, especially when it comes to the LEED Platinum certification we received for our Step Up on Vine project.”
Tod Lipka, Chief Executive Officer , Step Up on Second Street, Inc.

| Services |

Entitlements

Simplifying the process though deep knowledge of political, agency and community stakeholders.

Preconstruction

Partnering from inception to ensure goals, budget and functionality requirements are exceeded.

Construction

Dedicated to building a brighter future for generations to come.

Sustainability

Leading the industry in sustainable construction and clean technology innovation.

Virtual Building

Seamless integration of advanced technologies provides increased accuracy and predictability while reducing duration.

“They are truly experts at navigating tenant improvements. They clearly have excellent relationships with their sub-contractors as well as solid experience working with all of the local agencies. We have been exceedingly impressed with their LEED expertise, especially as relates to existing buildings.”
Sarah Jensen, President, Jensen + Partners

| Projects |

Shangri-La Construction’s commitment to long-term relationships is evidenced by the clients we are fortunate to work with and advise through the construction process. Borne from a real estate ownership and development platform, we treat each project as our own. With established experience with organizations like the US Green Building Council and Clinton Global initiative, along with recent developments with the WELL standards, we are experienced in building systems and on the forefront of new construction technologies.



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  • Alliance College-Ready...

    Los Angeles, CA

    Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 9

    Located in South Los Angeles, on the border of Huntington Park, Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 9 was designed to house 450 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. In anticipation of the 2014 school year, Shangri-La Construction was on an extremely accelerated schedule with completion being required for the start of the school year in August 2014. We successfully completed the ground-up structure in 100 days. Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 9 is a 2-story structure that includes 24 classrooms, a playground, a surface parking lot, a large multipurpose room and administrative offices.

    Market Sector: Education
    Project Type: New Construction
    Square Footage: 31,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Westfield Corporate...

    Century City, California

    Westfield Corporate Headquarters

    The Westfield Los Angeles Headquarters consists of over 80,000 SF of improvements encompassing three floors of a Class-A high-rise spanned by a connecting staircase. The focus was on providing a high-end office space featuring well-conceived, highly functional floor plans, comfortable work stations, advanced technology and a variety of amenities that focus on promoting a creative workflow with wellness in mind.

    Each floor of the new headquarters features multiple executive offices with supplemental HVAC, general office and open spaces, conference and meeting areas with complex audio/visual systems, high-end kitchens with dining areas and restrooms. Numerous libraries, a kosher kitchen and a gym are among additional amenities. These features required many high-end finishes, including $1.5 M in complex millwork, polished concrete, custom tile and carpeting, cloud soffit and custom lighting, barn doors and design elements that were difficult to acquire. These items were procured, and implemented, on an extremely fast-track schedule. The project was completed on-time, within budget and without disturbance while working within our occupied, secure building with a single freight elevator.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 81,124 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Microsoft - The Reserve

    Playa Vista, California

    Microsoft - The Reserve

    Located at The Reserve in Playa Vista, Microsoft’s relocation consists of 21,116 SF of tenant improvements including sales, training and office spaces. Formerly the site of a U.S. Post Office, Microsoft’s facility is housed on a 20-acre site containing office and retail space.

    Microsoft’s “Reserve” is comprised of a variety of creative spaces including a 9,000 SF customer space showcasing a wide-range of Microsoft’s newest, most cutting-edge technologies. This space was designed with the intent of hosting collaborative discussions, presentations and training sessions. An external facing conference center includes six conference rooms and a multi-purpose room expandable to 250 seats using a skyfold partition. Reclaimed wood reception and lounge areas feature technology displays, a hospitality zone and business service areas. Surrounded by vibrant wall graphics, the Xbox Experience allows users to test drive the gaming system, provide feedback and experience real-time alterations, while the Envisioning Center allows users to test internet based games and applications.

    An 11,000 SF secure employee space is an effective, creative work environment that aligns to business needs. This area includes spaces that reflect current components such as open work areas, conference rooms, hubs (kitchen/lounge), phone rooms, focus rooms, flex offices and open team areas.

    Advanced technology utilized throughout the facility includes complex audio-visual systems for video conferencing and broadcast training and secure individual data and electric portals in all conferencing centers.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 21,116 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    eSalon

    Culver City, California

    eSalon

    eSalon, a tech start-up based in Culver City, consists of 10,000 SF of tenant improvements. Scope includes office space, conference room, restrooms and pantry. Beyond the general commercial office space, the location includes a two-station salon and retail area displaying eSalon’s salon-grade, individualized color. In addition, the space includes a full warehouse dedicated to storage, distribution and production.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 1,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Hangar 25

    Burbank, California

    Hangar 25

    Located at Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, CA, Hangar 25 is the world”s first LEED® Platinum certified aviation facility. Hangar 25 is the culmination of an integrated design-build process yielding an unparalleled application of green building in a previously uncharted sector. Motivated by the desire to offset carbon emissions from the facility”s aircraft by using renewable solar energy to power the building and its ground operations, Hangar 25 challenges the industry”s typically carbon-heavy reputation and makes impressive strides in improving the environmental realities of operating aircraft.

    The approximately 50,630 square feet of hangar space, the 9,000 square feet of office space and 12,610 square feet of landscape were constructed to house private aircraft ranging in size from the smallest of corporate jets to those as large as a Boeing Business Jet 757-200 as well as their maintenance crews and staff. Each of the four individual flight departments tenant spaces include an office area, kitchen, rest area and pilot and DOM offices.

    Sustainable features (solar white roof, 1,530 solar panels, glazing, high-volume/low speed fans, evaporative coolers, efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures, sustainable landscaping, diamond polished flooring and fire suppression system) are projected to decrease building energy use by more than 120% and water consumption by 60% which will reduce and stabilize long-term operating costs and provide a healthy environment for its occupants.

    Market Sector: Aviation
    Project Type: New Construction
    Square Footage: 63,653 SF
    Sustainability: Certified

    302 E Carson

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    302 E Carson

    Located in downtown Las Vegas with the famous Fremont Street experience and Federal Courthouse a few blocks away, 302 E. Carson, a retrofitted Class A office building, is the first retrofit in Nevada to be awarded LEED Gold certification for Core & Shell. The formerly obsolete 1960s vintage, energy-inefficient building stands as a beacon for sustainable redevelopment in the downtown Las Vegas revitalization zone. In a city where buildings are imploded and replaced, the design team reused 95 percent of the existing building in a retrofit - an unheard of achievement in Las Vegas.

    The team recognized the opportunity to transform a functionally archaic, energy-wasting Class C building, with a unique open floor plate into a state-of-the-art LEED-certified facility and high-performing investment. Originally designed for the First National Bank of Nevada in 1965, 302 E. Carson is ideally positioned for government and professional tenants that desire to be close to the downtown courthouses and have strategic mandates for LEED-certified office space. The design intent for 302 E. Carson was to achieve a clean, pure form while preserving the building’s 1960s architecture - a modern spin on a classic.

    Efficiency upgrades incorporated as part of the retrofit from the foundation to the roof, across eleven floors and 162,211 rentable square feet are projected to decrease building energy use by more than 30 percent and water consumption by 48 percent.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 162,211 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
  • LYFE Kitchen Tarzana

    Tarzana, California

    LYFE Kitchen Tarzana

    Located in Tarzana, LYFE Kitchen is a 3,999 SF tenant improvement of a steel shell to create an inviting and efficient space for the fast-casual dining chain.

    Founded in 2010 by Mike Roberts (former Global President & COO, McDonald’s), Mike Donahue (former Chief Communications Officer, McDonald’s USA) and Steve Sidwell (former investment banker), LYFE Kitchen is a restaurant concept that was founded on the simple principle that food can be great tasting, healthy, surprisingly affordable, remarkably convenient and eminently sustainable.

    The space reflects a vibrant aesthetic with multiple distinct dining areas including casual open spaces, semi-private rooms and a lush patio. Major scope items include a full commercial kitchen, juice bar, sales counter, service kiosks, restrooms and back of the house office areas.

    Along with a targeted 255 franchise locations within five years, the project adheres to the LEED® Volume Program for certification of a large number of design and construction projects or existing buildings. It works by establishing verifiable guidelines that streamline the certification process without compromising LEED's rigorous standards, dramatically increasing the efficiency of LEED certification and lowering the associated costs. The Tarzana build out adhered to the highest standards in environmental responsibility from sustainable building materials, patio furniture made of recycled milk and juice cartons, bamboo tables and salvaged Sequoia wood community tables. Sustainable features also include an herb wall representing the flavorful herbs and spices found in the great-tasting meals guests enjoy and a hydroponic wall that grows more than 60,000 micro greens, a hallmark LYFE Kitchen element.

    Following a successful implementation at its previous Culver City location build-out, Shangri-La Industries has been appointed the project manager for LYFE Kitchen's expansion across the U.S.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 3,999 SF
    Sustainability: Certified

    Saks Fifth Avenue Men...

    Beverly Hills, California

    Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Store

    While Barneys has limited menswear, Saks Fifth Avenue is expanding its gent offerings. The luxury department store’s 54,000-square-foot, four-level Beverly Hills location has just completed a massive renovation to welcome a “stand-alone lifestyle store” for men called The Fifth Man. The 11,000 SF renovation of the first floor houses the largest men’s shoe collection on the West Coast. The space, which is divided into three sections (classic, designer, contemporary), includes custom millwork, new alcoves, high-end display cases, glasswork and lighting. Additionally, within the historic renovation, are fragrance counters, POS stations and apparel displays.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 11,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • stylehaus

    Los Angeles, California

    stylehaus

    stylehaüs is the first membership based upscale clothing boutique and style experience. Located at The Grove, stylehaüs combines a physical showroom stocked with the latest and one-of-a-kind fashions from all over the world with a full-service styling team. The boutique was constructed within a space between two existing escalators. It includes the construction of high-end curved glass walls, mirrors, extensive millwork, new carpet and wood flooring, shelving, paint, doors, drywall, ceilings, lighting, plumbing, HVAC and enclosed windows which showcases the bleeding-edge trend offered by stylehaüs.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 1,094 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Step Up on Vine

    Hollywood, California

    Step Up on Vine

    Located by the corner of Santa Monica and Vine in Los Angeles, Step Up on Vine is the historic retrofit and rehabilitation of a 20,718 SF, three-story 1925 style hotel into a 34-unit affordable housing project. The facility is intended for the psychosocial rehabilitation and support of the homeless affected by severe and persistent mental illness.

    The ground floor features community spaces including a computer lab, restrooms, cafe and commercial kitchen to be used by residents and to serve the public. The second and third floors consist of living quarters and a laundry facility. Each 285 square foot unit includes built-ins, a kitchenette and a bathroom. The rooftop includes an outdoor respite for tenants with an aeroponic garden where tenants and other participants can grow their own herbs and vegetables.

    The project received a notable LEED Platinum Certification. Sustainable features include ENERGY STAR Rated appliances and fixtures, high-efficiency variable refrigerant flow system for heating and cooling, the addition of a cool roof including a 50 kW solar array on roof deck, exterior green screens, daylighting strategies, use of a grey water/irrigation system and new efficient electrical and mechanical systems. The rehabilitation improved the building’s existing energy efficiency by at least 20%.

    The facility is owned and operated by Step Up on Vine, LP and HCHC, both 501(c)3 organizations. With initial funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and a private contribution by Aileen Getty, Shangri-La facilitated Step Up on Second’s initiative, “Step Up in Hollywood: Sustainably Ending Homelessness” a 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. This commitment is to create 200 units of permanent housing with supportive services in Hollywood using multiple green technologies by 2014.

    Founded in 1984 and based in Santa Monica, Step Up on Second provides the help, hope and home that lead to recovery for individuals and communities affected by serious mental illness and chronic homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Step Up on Second is dedicated to long-term support of people in recovery and their families, offering quality housing, educational, social and work experience. Step Up is committed to increasing public understanding of mental illness.

    HCHC is a nonprofit developer of over 700 units of affordable housing in Hollywood, serving low-income individuals and families, people with disabilities and the chronically homeless.

    Market Sector: Residential, Affordable Housing
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 20,718 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Denim...

    Beverly Hills, California

    Saks Fifth Avenue Denim Bar

    Complete 9,000 SF renovation of the lower level of Saks Fifth Avenue’s stand-alone lifestyle store - The Fifth Man. The underground denim bar, named D-Bar, is a new man cave with denim offerings including styles by AG, Hudson, J Brand, Joe’s and Rag & Bone, as well as exclusive product. Details include new leather clad structural stairs, pale exterior asphalt used in an interior setting, custom millwork, high-end fixtures, gabion wall display cases, artistic wall wraps by street art by Karl Clay, a neon light installation and updated restrooms.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 9,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    LYFE Kitchen Culver City

    Culver City, California

    LYFE Kitchen Culver City

    Founded in 2010 by Mike Roberts (former Global President & COO, McDonald’s), Mike Donahue (former Chief Communications Officer, McDonald’s USA) and Steve Sidwell (former investment banker), LYFE Kitchen is a restaurant concept that was founded on the simple principle that food can be great tasting, healthy, surprisingly affordable, remarkably convenient and eminently sustainable. Following a successful implementation of LYFE Kitchen’s second build-out in Culver City, Shangri-La Industries was appointed project manager for LYFE Kitchen’s expansion across the U.S., which targets 255 franchise locations within five years. The inviting and efficient spaces for the fast-casual dining chain reflect a vibrant aesthetic with multiple distinct dining areas including casual open spaces, semi-private rooms and lush patios. Major scope items include full commercial kitchens, juice bars, sales counters, service kiosks, restrooms and back of the house office areas.

    Each location adheres to the LEED® Volume Program for certification of a large number of design and construction projects or existing buildings. It works by establishing verifiable guidelines that streamline the certification process without compromising LEED’s rigorous standards, dramatically increasing the efficiency of LEED certification and lowering the associated costs. The build outs adhere to the highest standards in environmental responsibility from sustainable building materials, patio furniture made of recycled milk and juice cartons, bamboo tables and salvaged Sequoia wood community tables. Sustainable features also include herb walls representing the flavorful herbs and spices found in the great-tasting meals guests enjoy and hydroponic walls that grow more than 60,000 micro greens, a hallmark LYFE Kitchen element.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 7,278 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
  • The Grove Concierge

    Los Angeles, California

    The Grove Concierge

    The Grove retail and entertainment complex is located in Los Angeles, adjacent to the historical Farmers Market. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its opening, and to usher in a new era of luxury, the new Concierge Lobby includes a concierge services desk, valet station, family room, modernized men’s and women’s restrooms including a women’s lounge, valet waiting lobby and shoe shine station. Located at the central valet parking entrance, the interior renovation and expansion of the current 3,700 SF lobby to 8,052 SF includes non-structural metal stud framing, plumbing, select structural demolition and MEP work. The high-end custom finishes define the space. New stone, architectural wood, decorative glazing, ornate lighting, leather ceilings, custom furniture, inset rugs and a collection of notable artworks characterize the 5-star space. All work was strategically performed to accommodate the over twelve-million shoppers that visit The Grove each year. Rerouting pedestrian flow through each phase was essential as well as integrating owner initiated scope changes to meet the scheduled unveiling for the annual tree lighting.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 8,052 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Rising Realty Partners

    Los Angeles, California

    Rising Realty Partners

    To contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles, Rising Realty Partners (RRP), a full-service real estate platform specializing in creating world-class commercial and industrial properties, purchased the 440,000 square foot PacMutual campus in the heart of Downtown. Keeping with their intention to turn the historic buildings into a place where office users can have an experience that fits their business and professional lifestyles, RRP engaged SLC as their general contractor to has cut out space for their own creative office space.

    The 5,143 square foot, partial floor tenant improvement includes open and floating ceilings, exposed brick and concrete perimeter walls, a garage door that opens to a terrace, sealed concrete and micro topping that masks the existing terrazzo, carpet, idea paint, fabric wrap panels and high-end reclaimed millwork. Spaces include executive offices, open work spaces, conference rooms and an open break room accessible to the terrace.

    Shangrila completed the improvement within an occupied building, partially during off-hours on an accelerated schedule.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 5,142 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
  • HKS Architects

    Los Angeles, California

    HKS Architects

    The new HKS Architects office space in Los Angeles is a full-floor show-piece incorporating the design and conceptual ideas of three separate HKS offices within the United States. The project includes complete demolition and retrofit of existing structure and showcases this exclusive firm with new office buildouts, BIM coordination rooms, resource library, multi-purpose room, interactive conference center and modeling shop. This LEED Silver CI project is a designer’s dream of finishes. It incorporates custom metal, architectural millwork, decorative glass walls and glazing into an open space plan that uses limestone and high-end recycled back carpet tiles. The open floating wood ceiling plan creates an industrious environment with controlled electrical pendant fixtures mounted on metal rods and hard spiral ductwork with custom metal diffusers distributing the upgraded HVAC system.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 11,534 SF
    Sustainability: Certified

    Citadel Environmental...

    Glendale, California

    Citadel Environmental Headquarters

    Citadel Environmental, a LEED Platinum certified contemporary office space, is a full renovation of an outdated building into a Class A green office space. Scope includes abatement, demo, core and tenant finishes, removal and replacement of the roofing system, improvements to water intrusion mitigation systems including new exterior glazing and new MEP systems. The building also includes the addition of a new solar array making it a net zero facility.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation
    Square Footage: 8,000 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
  • Step Up on Second

    Santa Monica, California

    Step Up on Second

    The Step Up on Second tenant improvement project consists of the both interior and exterior improvements to the four-story, type-V occupied facility that provides assistance for individuals and communities affected by serious mental illness and chronic homelessness.

    Interior renovations include demolition, new paint, vinyl flooring, carpet, cabinetry and window coverings in 36 occupied supportive housing units. Collaborating with the owner to develop a tenant relocation plan, units were vacated from the hours of 7 am and 7 pm and five units were completed daily.

    Improvements to common areas include new flooring, cabinetry, paint, plumbing, epoxy flooring in the 1st floor common areas (corridors and community rooms), new tile and paint in restrooms and new window coverings. The kitchen, which serves both the tenants and public, was demolished and completed and included new flooring, plumbing and kitchen equipment in just under three days.

    Exterior improvements include the repaint of the entire 60’ exterior, roof replacement and select mechanical components. The site, being in downtown Santa Monica, proved to be a logistical challenge. All work was completed within close proximity of the 3rd Street Promenade, therefore pedestrian traffic was significant. Our team’s main focus was the safety of the public. To ensure this, we provided the following:

    • Inclusion of pedestrian signage/wayfinding.
    • Secure overhead covered walkways.
    • Street/sidewalk barricades.
    • Street signage for vehicular traffic.
    • Flagmen for lane closures and deliveries.
    • Site security measures during on and off hours.
    • Major deliveries to take place in the most appropriate times for safety and congestion reasons.



    In addition to safety concerns, the City of Santa Monica enacts strict working hours to avoid the disturbance of Santa Monica residences, which relates directly to noise ordinances. With limited off-hours, each step of the construction process and scheduling was considered – delays were not an option. Our team not only provided the City with an equipment list, but also a waste management plan which was successfully approved.

    As a prevailing wage job as indicated by the City, our team abided by complex requirements for payment of prevailing wages and participation in apprenticeship programs during the project. Our ability to successfully deliver a prevailing wage job, through close partnership with the City and client, exhibits the in-depth knowledge of the unique area.

    Market Sector: Residential, Affordable Housing
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation
    Square Footage: 22,271 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Cumming Creative Office

    Los Angeles, California

    Cumming Creative Office

    Located within the historic PacMutual campus in the heart of downtown LA, the Cumming Creative Office consists of 8,379 SF of tenant improvements resulting in a true creative office space for the international project and cost consulting firm. The partial-floor includes executive offices, an open floor plan, conference rooms, break room and restrooms that utilize the existing, historic concrete and marble flooring, brick walls and structural beams. Renovating these select features has not only restored the building’s character, but provided a unique space for the forward-thinking firm.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation, Historic Restoration
    Square Footage: 8,379 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • John Allan Salon

    Beverly Hills, California

    John Allan Salon

    Included within Saks Fifth Avenue’s stand-alone lifestyle store - The Fifth Man, in the underground denim bar is the John Allan Salon. The 3,000 SF remodel of a portion of the basement includes elements to make up the ideal man-cave - a pool table, cocktail bar, barber chairs, massage tables, shoe shine and salon reception. The scope of work includes polished concrete flooring, custom millwork, stone-clad walls and custom lighting.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 3,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Interior Architects

    Los Angeles, California

    Interior Architects

    Interior Architects, Inc, a renowned international architectural firm, in Los Angeles is a two floor tenant improvement located in the penthouse of the Manual Life Building. The project includes complete demolition and retrofit of existing structure. It showcases this exclusive firm with new office build-outs, resource library, multi-purpose room, interactive conference center, latest high end finishes such as decorative glass walls and floating ceilings, upscale millwork & LED lighting, extensive mechanical, electrical and plumbing scope.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 10,700 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Manhattan Towers

    Manhattan Beach, California

    Manhattan Towers

    The Manhattan Towers, located three blocks west of the 405 Freeway, two miles south of LAX, and one mile east of California's finest beaches, consist of three, six-story triangular shaped buildings designed by Herbert Nadel, a noted Los Angeles architect. Originally constructed in 1985, the prime office property features black reflective windows and a natural-appearing stone facade constructed of pre-cast concrete.

    The scope of the project includes five full floors of demolition, restroom upgrades and main lobby capital upgrades with high-end stone and millwork finishes. The central exterior plaza, which connects the three buildings, providing a communal area for the users, underwent major upgrades including structural reinforcement, custom concrete pavers, refinished planters with native plantings, modernized lighting systems, glass rail enclosures and a large IPE wood with site furniture.

    Both preconstruction and construction services were provided on an accelerated schedule with portions of the work being performed off-hours as the buildings are fully operational.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office, Infrastructure
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation
    Square Footage: 75,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Pacmutual Renovations

    Los Angeles, California

    Pacmutual Renovations

    Restoration of three interconnected, Class A, historic office buildings in downtown Los Angeles. PacMutual, built in 1908, has recently been transformed into a hip, creative business campus with the help of Shangri-La Construction. Although three general contractors were working within the PacMutual building, Shangri-La completed over 80% of the required work. Some of the improvements included increasing the size of floor plates, ripping out false ceilings, scraping plaster off brick walls and lifting carpet to expose the original marble floors throughout common areas. In addition, multiple TIs were completed throughout the building for a variety of clients. Typical TI renovation cost over $100 PSF.

    Shangri-La recently completed the courtyard facing 6th street. This courtyard had been closed since the 1930s. It is bustling since reopening in May 2014. Retail tenants include Tender Greens, EarthBar Le Pain Quotidian. Tartine will open its first U.S. location on Olive Street under an 80-foot-tall wall of live greenery this summer.

    PacMutual received LEED-Platinum certification. It is the oldest and only historic building in Southern California to have received the title

    Market Sector: Commercial Office, Infrastructure
    Project Type: Renovation, Historic Restoration
    Square Footage:
    Sustainability: Certified
  • Child Health Research...

    Torrance, California

    Child Health Research Center

    The Child Health Research Center, a joint project of The Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA and LA BioMed, is a renovation and rehabilitation of an existing building to a laboratory research facility. Founded more than 56 years ago, LA BioMed conducts biomedical research, trains young scientists and provides community services, including childhood vaccinations and nutrition assistance.

    This design/build project, performed as a public/private/partnership, includes a two-story, 7,751 SF wood frame structure and an 18-stall surface parking lot with sustainable landscaping. The scope of services includes all design and construction services necessary to complete design documents, obtain permits, construct modifications and obtain a certificate of occupancy for the laboratory including BSL2 requirements, in Torrance, CA.

    Modifications to bring the building into compliance with current building codes were required including providing emergency power to building systems, new two-stop elevator, roofing, fire/life/safety upgrades, security systems, new building systems (MEP), seismic upgrades to the structure, new glazing envelope system and interior modifications to provide functionality for its new program.

    The facility includes gas and DI water systems, wet labs, executive offices, cubicle areas, conference room, server room, fitness center, restrooms and shower, all to ADA compliance standards.

    The project received LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification.

    Market Sector: Biotech, Laboratory, Healthcare
    Project Type: Renovation, Rehabilitaton
    Square Footage: 13,751 SF
    Sustainability: Certified

    Valley Presbyterian...

    Van Nuys, California

    Valley Presbyterian Hospital

    The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Voluntary Seismic Improvement project brought one of the largest and most prestigious full-service acute care facilities in the San Fernando Valley from an SPC 1 rated building to an SPC 2 rating to ensure compliance with the Seismic Safety Act structural provisions. The structural improvements to the 1950s building were completed by the government mandated date to allow the hospital to continue to perform acute care services.

    Structural repairs and strengthening of designated beams and columns using an advanced composite known as Fibrwrap spanned throughout three towers within the hospital campus. The Fibrwrap systems were primarily used as externally bonded or near surface mounted additions to existing structural elements including columns, beams, slabs, walls, pipes and structural connections. A percentage of the value of the structural repairs was dedicated to ADA upgrades throughout. Additional scope included cosmetic upgrades, remodeled restrooms and locker rooms and the addition of nourishment areas.

    This OSHPD job was performed in the occupied 350-bed hospital that serves thousands of families each year. A significant challenge that was met without fault was maintaining service and avoiding disruption of any equipment servicing the patients or the staff.

    Market Sector: Healthcare
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage:
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Resources Global Partners

    Los Angeles, California

    Resources Global Partners

    The Resources Global project, for the business consulting firm with over 70 offices around the world, includes 11,879 SF of office space including 30 private offices, a 1,250 SF conference room, multiple team room and interview rooms, and a 500 SF break room furnished with full kitchen appliances and high end finishes

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 11,879 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Rogers & Cowan

    West Hollywood, California

    Rogers & Cowan

    The Rogers & Cowan project located in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA includes tenant improvements to a single-floor creative office. To elevate the previous standard commercial office to a creative office scope included flooring, custom wall covers and wall talkers, exposing the natural concrete and ceiling finishes, updated lobby and corridors for the global marketing and public relations agency based in Los Angeles.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 7,102 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • UCLA Architecture and...

    Playa Vista, California

    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Studio

    The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (AUHD) Studio or SUPRASTUDIO, is located at the Hercules Campus in Playa Vista, approximately 20 minutes south of UCLA’s Westwood campus. Originally created by the visionary business magnate Howard Hughes to build the historic Hercules “Spruce Goose” aircraft, the campus now serves as a new Southern California hub for innovation with tenants including Google/YouTube, select leaders in tech and emerging media, and a changing roster of high production Hollywood films that have included Avatar, Star Trek, and Transformers. As the new home for SUPRASTUDIO, the Hercules Campus facilitates more intensive collaboration with partners from adjacent industries.

    Housed in one of the historic hangars, improvements spanning 4,940 square feet include insulation, garage doors, drywall, paint, lighting and finishes. The installation of industrial fans provide for heat destratification and summer cooling to promote energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.

    Shangri-La facilitated the installation of the robotic features that enable the students to look at how technology and robotics can change not just how buildings are made, but to investigate the integration of advanced technologies into the next generation of architecture and urban design. The students have access to four robots: two 150kg payload Kuka robots--the largest industrial robots employed at any college campus in the United States--and two smaller Kuka Agilus robots with a payload capacity of 6kg each.

    Market Sector: Aviation, Education
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation, Historic Restoration
    Square Footage: 4,940 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    USC Vivian Hall of...

    Los Angeles, California

    USC Vivian Hall of Engineering

    The Vivian Hall of Engineering Rooms 720 & 721 Renovation was a complete renovation of three laboratory rooms in the Engineering Department at the University of Southern California (USC). Scope included hazardous material abatement; demolition; drywall; new floor and wall finishes; reworked electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems; and the installation of a clean room within the suites. This project was executed while the building was fully occupied with working research laboratories without disturbance to the users.

    Market Sector: Biotech, Education
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 774 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Las Vegas Constable...

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Las Vegas Constable Office

    Las Vegas, NV

    The fifth floor Constable Office is located within 302 E. Carson, a retrofitted Class A office building. The 302 E. Carson building is the first retrofit in Nevada to be awarded LEED Gold certification for Core & Shell.

    302 E. Carson is ideally positioned for government and professional tenants that desire to be close to the downtown courthouses and have strategic mandates for LEED-certified office space. The fifth floor Constable’s Office is a 10,000 sf custom designed, multi-use floor for a local law enforcement agency that adheres to a mandated green lease.

    Shangri-La worked hand-in-hand with Clark County, Thompson National Properties, the Las Vegas Constable’s Office, and the City of Las Vegas officials to ensure a successful project within a tight construction timeline. Interior architectural work included the installation of drywall, doors, operable partition, acoustical, bullet proof glazing system, window coverings, low VOC paint and 98% recycled carpet tiles.

    Design-build MEP work included new split system 24-hour HVAC units, upgrade to existing HVAC systems, new hot water loop, fire sprinkler system upgrades, fire/ life/safety system upgrades, supplemental electrical panels and lighting.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office, Government
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 10,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Kiki De Montparnasse

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Kiki De Montparnasse

    Our team completed the construction of the new flag-ship retail location for Kiki De Montparnasse, a luxury and lifestyle brand within the Crystals retail space in Las Vegas’s CityCenter Mega resort. Filled with custom furniture and an eclectic curated selection of fine artwork in a grand yet intimate setting, the Las Vegas Boutique inspires the premium clientele of the CityCenter with a range of exquisite products, from fashion to home and atmosphere, as well as fragrance, bath and body lines.

    The interior details of this boutique include, plaster sculptured ceilings, custom made chandeliers, ebony wood flooring, velvet lined floor to ceiling drapery, custom built-in millwork composed of rich brass, curved glass, fabrics, mirrors, and one of-a-kind custom made hardware designed by artists, interior designers, and architects. The Las Vegas boutique is the first to feature Kiki De Montparnasse’s jewelry bar, a decadent custom-crafted showcase for their signature treasures created from precious metals, jewels and natural stones as well as brand exclusives with renowned jewelry designers. Additionally, the boutique includes a fully operable custom lighting system and fully addressable audio/visual and security systems.

    In addition to being the general contractor, our team provided pre-construction and construction management services, coordinating the entire process from design through construction and completed the fast track project on schedule.

    Market Sector: Retail/Restaurant
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement
    Square Footage: 3,000 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Hercules Campus

    Playa Vista, California

    Hercules Campus

    The Hercules Campus Site Improvements project is a portion of a cohesive campus of creative office and production space for tenants in the entertainment, media and technology industries. Shangri-La provided construction management and preconstruction services for a 14-acre parcel of the 28-acre development. The overall site is comprised of 11 existing buildings totaling 537,130 square feet of building space on four parcels of land, including the hangar where Howard Hughes’ legendary Spruce Goose was built and is currently used as a production soundstage. The development matches the inventiveness of its tenants by combining contemporary design and state of the art engineering with solar and fuel cell technology in pursuit of an ambitious long-term goal of taking the development entirely “off the grid.”

    The design plans for The Hercules Campus map out what will ultimately become a connected community with distinctively creative work environments designed to foster innovation and invention. The Hercules Campus will be occupied by non-traditional companies known for their leadership in the fields of media, entertainment and technology. Building renovations will be completed in accordance with historic preservation requirements and will incorporate cutting edge green technology as well as tried and true techniques to minimize the environmental footprint of the development.

    To prepare for this exciting development, our team performed site work upgrades for the South and East Campuses including demolition of existing asphalt paving, loading docks and concrete drain structures as well as various concrete features on the existing historic buildings; the relocation of a parking lot; significant re-grading in preparation for new asphalt paving and landscaping; erosion and dust control. As part of a master development in Playa Vista a rigorous master air and water quality control program has been implemented. Situated next to a riparian corridor, the Hercules Campus had additional focus on
    ensuring no construction-related runoff impacted the protected wetlands. We implemented and maintained a SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) with frequent inspections by Playa Capital, the master developer. Use of watering trucks, rock plates and fencing, among other measures, to protect runoff from reaching the endangered wetlands.

    New utility upgrades include a new storm system including area and trench drains, bioswales, tie-in of downspouts at existing buildings, removal and replacement of fire line, new domestic and reclaimed water lines, extension of sanitary sewer lines, new electrical service and new conduits for communication lines.

    Market Sector: Infrastructure
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 335,412 SF
    Sustainability: N/A

    Gilmore Bank

    La Canada, California

    Gilmore Bank

    Gilmore Bank in La Canada was a renovation and tenant improvement of an existing structure into a new bank facility for the Gilmore Bank. The project consisted of new office build-outs, new restroom and break room build-outs, new finishes, custom millwork pieces and strategic lighting placement. The building was also fitted for a new entry control system and bank vault. All work was done while keeping the integrity of the existing roof truss system with built-in skylights, which remained exposed and provided a natural light element.

    Market Sector: Commercial Office
    Project Type: Tenant Improvement, Renovation
    Square Footage: 3,514 SF
    Sustainability: N/A
  • Environmental Charter MS...

    Inglewood, California

    Environmental Charter MS Phase I

    The Pacific Charter School Development, a non-profit organization who specializes in developing charter schools within chronically overcrowded neighborhoods, entrusted the construction of this LEED Gold Certified Charter Middle School to Shangri-La. The existing, dilapidated site was previously used as a church campus which included two buildings which were renovated as administrative facility and classroom totaling 21,400 SF. The existing framing of the new classroom building was removed due to termite and dry rot damage and new structural steel, concrete and framing was implemented to create a new roof, stairs and a second story. The existing power vault was relocated to a new area due to the redesign of the landscape. Scope included all new drywall, doors, frames, hardware, windows, skylights, millwork, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, FLS, security, paint, carpet, VCT, banquet seating, garage doors, landscaping, parking lot, trash enclosure and property gates.

    Market Sector: Education
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 39,512 SF
    Sustainability: Certified

    Environmental Charter HS...

    Lawndale, California

    Environmental Charter HS Science Laboratory

    Environmental Charter High School (ECHS) is an innovative public charter school with a unique experiential learning design for college-prep students. ECHS serves Lawndale and surrounding communities in Los Angeles. Shangri-La’s commitment and knowledge of green construction practices resulted in a successful, sustainable renovation of two laboratories on the campus.

    The building renovations were intended to improve the health and well-being of the students while increasing productivity through sustainable strategies. A major focus of the renovation was providing daylighting elements to improve the performance of the students while contributing to energy savings. The existing windows were replaced with high-efficiency dual glazed single-hung window systems equipped with sun shades that promote energy efficiency and high indoor air quality. The aluminum frames used for the windows contain 81% recycled material. A sustainable polished concrete was applied to the flooring that also increases ambient light. Daylight harvesting light fixtures with automatic dimming and occupancy sensors were installed throughout both laboratories.

    Although ECHS did not pursue LEED certification, all materials used in the renovation were the most sustainable options possible. Low VOC paints were used throughout along with furniture constructed solely of recycled steel and recycled fibers.

    Market Sector: Biotech, Education
    Project Type: Renovation
    Square Footage: 3,000 SF
    Sustainability: Certified
“Shangri-La is redefining the green building sector with an emphasis on cost efficiency through true partnership and collaboration that yields the best combination of sustainable features, design aesthetics and operational savings.”
Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, USGBC
“I‘ve worked on the issue of green building for 30 years and have toured LEED-certified facilities all over the world. In 2007, my Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas was the first federally maintained facility to receive Platinum LEED certification, and I worked to green the white house while I was President. Therefore, given my firsthand knowledge of the benefits of green building, I can attest that Shangri-La is leading the way in cost-conscious sustainable construction.”
Former President Bill Clinton, Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative

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