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McCormick Construction Builds Three Design-Build Parking Structures in Burbank

September 01, 2016

McCormick Construction Builds Three Design-Build
Parking Structures in Burbank


Three private parking structures provide 1,412 parking stalls to employees of top entertainment companies


BURBANK, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2016 – McCormick Construction, a premier builder shaping the culture of buildings and businesses throughout the Western United States since 1914, announced three of the firm’s recent parking structure development projects, totaling 464,767 square feet and 1,412 parking stalls in Burbank, California. The private structures will provide ample parking for employees of the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF) and 800 S. Flower St.


“Parking, especially in Los Angeles County, has become a driving force behind not only determining the size and scale of the potential project, but how successful the development can be,” said Michael McCormick, president and CEO of McCormick Construction. “It is essential for project owners and developers to include parking options in their design-build projects in order to optimize space, time and cultivate a cohesive aesthetic between the building and its parking.”


Situated on Lake and Olive streets, Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s 450-stall, 129,000-square-foot, five-story parking garage is a design-assist with Clark Pacific, DLR Group and Englekirk and will serve the company’s employees at the newly located Animation group. By utilizing the precast concrete system, McCormick improved the project’s time- and cost-efficiency, creating substantial savings. In addition, McCormick streamlined a number of processes which limited the amount of workers simultaneously present on-site, significantly reducing site congestion. The structure is comprised of white cement and construction aggregate, which mirrors the glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) finish on the main office building.
Currently under construction, the 800 S. Flower St. parking structure is a four-story parking structure owned and developed by Cusumano Real Estate Group. Once completed, the structure will house up to 525 vehicles, including 20 exterior ground-level spaces on site. The 178,444-square-foot project features a green screen system with live plants on the structure’s outer walls, bolstering its environment-friendly appeal. Other features that reinforce the property’s aesthetic include streamline stair assemblies, decorative architectural lighting and a plaza area with custom concrete surfaces, which will serve to join the structure architecturally to the adjacent office building.

“With parking such an integral component to Southern California real estate, our goal was to not only develop a safe space for employees of this office building to park, but also include elements which add to the aesthetic composition of the structure by promoting sustainability and ingenuity,” said Michael Cusumano, Managing Director of Cusumano Real Estate Group. “McCormick’s many years of experience with Burbank’s most well-known structures undoubtedly makes them the perfect fit to execute this project.”

Another parking structure, completed for CSATF at 2800 Winona Ave. will serve the employees and clients of the non-profit organization, which administers various programs and benefits for motion picture and television industry union workers. Members of the CSATF Boards of Trustees include experts representing companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Industrial Relations, NBC Universal, CBS Studios Inc., ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Fox Entertainment Group and Cast & Crew Payroll.

The most recent wave of unionization in film industry auxiliary personnel and a subsequent expansion of institutions redistributing benefits resulted in CSATF needing a new building and parking structure to accommodate the increased scope of the association’s activity. The new 437-stall, five-story, design-build parking structure’s key feature is unusually high 15-foot bays, allowing for the accommodation of specific equipment used in training programs, including aerial lift and scissor lift operations as well as safety drills. The 157,323-square-foot structure’s unique exterior combines brick veneer and finished concrete surfaces fitting within the architectural composition of the facilities adjacent to the structure.

McCormick’s project management teams for the three projects comprised Don Shipley, vice president and operations manager; Greg Badgett, general superintendent; Greg Bryant, superintendent; Mark Patterson, superintendent; Steve McKee, superintendent; Jeff Deluca, assistant superintendent; Bob Martin, estimator; David Charles, project manager; Isaac Ayala, project manager; Chris Allen, project engineer; and Gilbert Santiago, safety advisor.

In addition to the aforementioned parking structures, McCormick is currently constructing two additional subterranean parking structures in the greater Los Angeles area: Talaria at Burbank, a mixed-use retail and residential project in Burbank which includes 410,000 square feet of underground parking comprising 761 stalls; and Santa Monica Gateway, a new, Class-A creative office building in Santa Monica which includes a 237,000-square-foot parking lot comprising 621 stalls.


About McCormick Construction:
Since 1914, McCormick Construction has been impacting the culture of buildings and businesses in the Western United States. McCormick specializes in providing a full-range of services, including general contracting, pre-construction, construction management, design-build and tenant improvements. McCormick is dedicated to delivering quality workmanship and contributing to the well-being of the community in public service, job creation and economic growth. McCormick serves a wide range of clients for a variety of building types, including broadcast and recording studios, office and creative spaces, museums, and retail, mixed-use, multifamily, hospitality, healthcare, educational and religious facilities. McCormick has completed projects across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Washington. For more information, please visit www.mccormickbuilds.com.