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Construction Journal

Bilbro Construction Co. in San Diego has been awarded a contract by La Jolla Country Day School for an infrastructure and utilities upgrade to its middle school facility. Construction on the buildings, which will provide classrooms, a science room, a computer room and a dance/orchestra/choral facility, began in June and is scheduled to be completed in May.

Cost: $6.5 million.

Assistant head of school for operations: Mark Marcus.

Construction manager: B & G; Consultants of San Diego.

Architect: McGraw/Baldwin Architects of Downtown San Diego.

Subcontractors: Cement Cutting, Sheldon Site Utilities, CPE, Modern Masonry, South Bay Welding, Western Fire Protection, KMP Plumbing, California Comfort Systems and Laser Electric.

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Eastlake Co. has started construction on the Eastlake Design District, a 450,000-square-foot home improvement complex featuring furniture, flooring, window coverings, appliance and other showrooms in one location. Slated to open in November, Phase I will include 22 showrooms and four restaurants in a food court. When the entire project is done, it will include up to 50 showrooms.

Cost: unavailable.

Major tenants: Bassett Furniture Direct, Lane Home Furnishings, Ashley Home Furniture, Hot Springs Spa and Intelli-Bed.

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Gillespie Design Group, Inc. is designing the landscape for The Lido-Rio Vista West by Concordia Homes in Mission Valley along the San Diego River. The project includes 220 three- and four-story podium condos. The Lido will include a custom wall-mounted waterfall with glass tile and slate on the walls and basin, four additional fountains, two pools, two spas, a fire pit, clubhouse and fitness room. Phase 1 is nearly complete and Phase 2 is under way.

Cost: unavailable.

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Reno Contracting of San Diego has completed construction on Ridge Park Office Center, a commercial office complex on 5.5 acres in Temecula. It consists of three buildings , a three-story-plus basement, 32,000-square-foot center structure flanked by a pair of two-story outside buildings, each spanning 14,000 square feet.

The Garrett Group, a Temecula-based land and real estate investment management company, is the owner-developer and will house its corporate headquarters on the second and third stories of the central building, as well as offices for Better World, a philanthropic organization by the Garrett Group owners, Paul and Diane Garrett.

Cost: $13 million.

Architect: Joe Mascari of Leary Childs Mascari Warner Architects.

Project manager: Dan Schwartzer.

Shell and core superintendent: Rod Tower.

Tenant improvement superintendent/shell and core project engineer: Tom Dances.

Tenant improvement project engineer: Bryan McCarthy.

Project administrator: Cheri Smeal.

Subcontractors: Brady Co./San Diego, Bergelectric Corp., Brian Cox Mechanical, Minegar Contracting, R.L. Fick & Sons, Diversified Metal Works, Southwest Drywall, Quality Paint and Howard’s Rug.

Structural engineer: Nowak + Wiseman.

Shell mechanical: Dahl Taylor & Associates Inc.

Tenant improvement mechanical: McParlane and Associates.

Shell electrical: Precision Electric.

Tenant improvement electrical: MPE Consulting.


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