Orlando A. Moreno, PMP.
Orlando Moreno is a Consultant and certified Project Manager with extensive working
experience on domestic and International multidisciplinary projects. A fully bilingual
(Spanish and English - US Citizen) engineer with management, sales, and marketing
skills with strengths in decision-making, systematization, negotiations, leadership,
problem resolution, record of improving profits and building brands to overcome
challenges. Orlando is an assertive, goal driven professional willing to do what it takes to
get the job done. He has travel the entire globe gaining multicultural respect on his field
and as a business advocate. Orlando completed a BSEE at the University of the Pacific, a
MSEE at UC Berkeley and a PMP from the Project Management Institute. He is a team
oriented expert subject matter with an outgoing personality, a keen technical mind, and
an eye for detail, a positive attitude, and excellent problem solving skills.
Construction Project Experience
Project Name/Location: SAP Labs Inc., Palo Alto
Architect: HDR General Contractor: Devcon Construction
Project Name/Location: The Plaza, San Jose
Architect: Barry Swenson Builder, SB Architects General Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
Project Name/Location: Downtown Concord Parking, Concord
Architect: International Parking Design General Contractor: West Bay Builders
Project Name/Location: Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort, Valley Center
Architect: Paul Steelman Co. General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California
Project Name/Location: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
Architect: Jose Rafael Moneo, Leo A Daly General Contractor: Morley Construction Co.
Project Name/Location: Fresno AAA Stadium, Fresno
Architect: HOK Sport + Venue + Event General Contractor: Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction
Project Name/Location: Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento
Architect: E.M. Kado Associates ,Comstock Johnson General Contractor: Panattoni
Project Name/Location: Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance
Architect: KMD General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
Project Name/Location: Animal Health, Research and Conservation Center, Los
Architect: NBBJ General Contractor: BMP Group
Project Name/Location: Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, San Francisco
Architect: RMW Architecture & Interiors General Contractor: DPR Construction
Project Name/Location: Learning Resource Center, Mission College, Santa
Architect: MBT Architects General Contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates
Project Name/Location: Roseville Civic Center, Roseville
Architect: Williams + Paddon Architects & Planners General Contractor: McCarthy
Project Name/Location: Capitol Area East End Complex Phase 1, Sacramento
Architect: Johnson Fain General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Project Name/Location: Gold Pointe Corporate Center, Rancho Cordova
Architect: Forrar Williams Architects Inc. General Contractor: Panattoni Construction Inc.
Project Name/Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula
Architect: Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker General Contractor: Perini Building Co.
Project Name/Location: Pacific Sunwear of California, Anaheim
Architect: DeRevere & Associates, H. Hendy General Contractor: Oltmans Construction Co.
Project Name/Location: Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village
Architect: Fields, Devereaux Architects & Engineers General Contractor: Hartley Construction
Project Name/Location: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community
Center, San Diego
Architect: Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle General Contractor: Roel Construction
Project Name/Location: Westview High School, Rancho Penasquitos
Architect: NTD Architects General Contractor: Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.
Project Name/Location: Mt. Shasta Mall, Redding
Architect: MCG Architects General Contractor: Roebbelen Contracting
Mastering a Tricky Hillside: SAP Labs Inc., Palo Alto
General Contractor: Devcon Construction
SAP Labs’ facility is a two-level structure on a dramatic hillside site adjacent to
the Coyote Hill open-space preserve.
The building is constructed of a movement-resistive steel frame, tilt-up concrete
panels for the basement-parking garage and first level and a glass curtain-wall
for the entire second level. An observation deck on the second level overlooks
Coyote Hill, affording a 360-degree view of the South Bay.
The design includes several compelling features:
A 14-ft. canted-glass curtain-wall and sloped perimeter ceilings maximize views
and interior daylight. Perforated exterior sunscreens help reduce air conditioning
requirements without limiting fenestration or views. A balcony, running the entire perimeter of the
upper level terminates in a plaza deck punctuated by two large, pyramid-shaped skylights.
Custom-colored concrete—sandblasted to expose its imported aggregate—was used to form the
building walls, curved balcony fascia, site retaining walls and concrete flatwork.
Required on-grade parking is placed away from the hillside. The source of the parking lot’s
discreet, indirect lighting is not easily visible off site.
Quotable: “The project has good architectural design. It represents SAP very well and captures
the essence of who we are.” James Robinson, SAP vice president of operations
SAP Labs, Palo Alto
Owner: SAP Labs
HDR team: Michael Roanhaus, project prinicpal; Anik Jhaveri; project manager and designer; Robert
Evans, senior project designer; Orlando Moreno, project manger; Bernard Elegado, project coordinator;
Alejandra Mijares, junior architect and designer
General contractor: Devcon Construction
Devcon team: Mark T. Johnson, project manager; Steve Clark, project engineer; Josh Schneider,
project engineer; Karen Mahr, project superintendent; Larry Sweet, project superintendent; Rinne
Petersen Structural Engineers (Pat Man, structural principal; Aaron Kvamme, structural engineer); Civil
engineer: Sandis Humber Jones (Ken Olcott) ; Landscape architect: Tom Richman Associates (Tom
Richman and Karen Krolewski); Service consultant: The Marshall Associates (Mark Walsh and Steve
Marshall); Energy compliance: Ken Miller
Entry submitted by: HDR
The Difference Is in the Details: The Plaza, San Jose
Architects: Barry Swenson Builder, SB Architects
General Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
The Plaza was developed in conjunction with the San Jose
Redevelopment Agency in an effort to redefine and create
neighborhoods and communities in downtown San Jose. The 56-
unit condominium development is a prime example of the agency’s
mixed-use program of high-density, low-rise residential.
The three-story building sits on a parking podium and surrounds
the heart of the project—a landscaped central courtyard with views
to interior units. A number of the larger units are townhouses, with
upper levels protruding above the third floor. The two-story-high
townhomes create a varied roofline for the development, differing
from traditional loft-style, live/work spaces. The podium-level units
open onto the street, with front stoops that create a neighborhood
feel. Each unit located on the lower level offers a private entry with individual street access.
High-end finishes and materials were used throughout this handsome community.
Napa Valley Cast Stone cladding was used on the first level, giving a warm terra cotta hue to the
buildings base. Cast stone was also used to wrap around the windows, offering a more detailed
exterior. High-end recessed aluminum windows were chosen to increase shadow lines. Eternet’s
Fiber Cement Roofing (with a slate appearance) adds texture to the rooftop.
Quotable: “The Plaza is one of our most successful residential developments due to the classic
and urban architectural design by SB Architects. It has received much attention in the emerging
downtown San Jose market.” Marianne Bacigalupi, senior vice president of
Barry Swenson Builder
The Plaza, San Jose
Owner: Plaza of San Jose Homeowners Association
Developer: Barry Swenson Builder, San Jose Redevelopment Agency
Team: Architect of record: Barry Swenson Builder; Design architect: SB Architects;
Lead designer: Paul Fisher; General contractor: Barry Swenson Builder; Project
manger: Orlando Moreno
Entry submitted by: SB Architects
Setting a Standard for Quality: Downtown Concord Parking
Architect: International Parking Design
General Contractor: West Bay Builders
The new 423-space Downtown Concord Parking Structure adds
pizzazz, ambiance and color to the city’s vibrant architectural mix.
The three-levelparking structure’s architectural concept provides
continuity of design with surrounding structures like the 1911-built
Foskett & Elworthy building.
Wide columns and solid spandrel panels are proportioned to suggest a commercial building. The
distinctive, round-stair towers, inspired by the rounded corner of the F&E building, mark
pedestrian access points at the southeast, southwest and northwest corners.
The building colors are warm Mediterranean tans highlighted with terra-cotta accent tiles.
Ground-floor security grilles and stairway roofs are painted with compatible accent colors. The
open interior and stairs and a small management office enhance security.
The parking structure’s pedestrian-friendly atmosphere is complimented by its position alongside
the Paseo, a walkway that runs through downtown. In response to the Paseo’s arched gateways
and lush landscape and the city’s streetscape design guidelines, vehicle-access drives are
painted to offer pleasant and inviting entry points to the parking structure.
“I believe that the Concord Parking Structure is of the highest quality and excellent design and a
great contribution to the revitalization of downtown. It sets a standard for design and quality and is
a statement/landmark of how important the downtown is to the city.”
Helen Bean, redevelopment programs administrator,
City of Concord
Downtown Concord Parking Structure, Concord
Owner: City of Concord Redevelopment Agency
Architect of record: International Parking Design (Dilip Nandwana, principal in charge; Greg Parker,
Team: Exterior design consultant: BSA Architects; Construction manager: O’Brien Kreitzburg;
General contractor: West Bay Builders; Structural engineer: Frame Design Group; Civil
engineer: LCC Inc.; Electrical engineer: WHM: Richard Madden; Mechanical engineer: C&B
Consulting Engineers; Consultant: Orlando Moreno; Landscape architect: Smith and Smith
Entry submitted by: International Parking Design
Overcoming Casino Challenges: Harrah’s Rincon Casino
Architect: Paul Steelman Co.
General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California
The $125 million Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort is a Las Vegas-quality
entertainment destination in Southern California. Working with the Rincon
Tribal organization and maneuvering through sovereign nation mandates, W.E.
O’Neil Construction Co. turned over the permanent casino and hotel in time for
opening day festivities on Aug. 8.
Located 25 minutes north of San Diego, Harrah’s features a 201-room, 3-star,
all-suite hotel, a 45,000-sq.-ft. casino with 1,500 slot machines and 32 table games and six
restaurants. The four-story hotel has a laid-back, tropical theme, with high-end finishes in each
suite. Extensive site work included a road widening package, sewage treatment plant, pool area,
interior courtyards and surface parking for 4,500 cars.
“The Harrah’s Rincon casino development program has been in the works now for nearly three
years and has included three significant projects, all of which were very successful and overcame
“This success is in large part due to the W.E. O’Neil Construction team, with whom we have
enjoyed a partnership from day one. They should be commended for their work ethic, maintaining
a good attitude in difficult times, and staying focused on customer service. Congratulations to the
WEO gang for a job well done, and for the ongoing work at Rincon.”
Norm Nelms, director of design and construction,
Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort
Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort, Valley Center
Owner: Harrah’s Entertainment, San Luiseno, Rincon Indians (John Currier, tribal chairman)
Architect: Paul Steelman Co.
General contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California
W.E. O’Neil Team: Rich Erickson, Brian Ramsay, Len Smith, Terry Gocken, Mike Rable, John
Finn, Mike Hartman, Neil Scotten, Orlando Moreno, Gavin Thomas, Jimmy Tan, Rich Davey,
Entry submitted by: W.E. O’Neil Construction
Unparalleled Craftsmanship: Cathedral of Our Lady of
the Angels, Los Angeles
Design Architect: Jose Rafael Moneo
General Contractor: Morley Construction Co.
The project is a new landmark in the Los Angeles Civic
Center. Its centerpiece—the cathedral church—represents
the largest use of exposed architectural concrete for a
building in California.
The procedures used for concrete-mix design, forming,
placing and curing were developed during a year of research
and mock-up testing.
The cathedral is the first seismically base-isolated structure
anywhere and is flanked by a free-standing bell tower, which
is also base-isolated.
The one-time installation of alabaster windows is the largest ever to be done in the world.
Extensive research on how alabaster reacts to heat dictated a special two-membrane window
The downtown site is comprised of a 21/2-acre plaza dotted with artwork and three conventionally
designed structures: a conference center, clerical residence and three-level subterranean parking
Technical obstacles were matched by managerial challenges. The team was assembled on a
negotiated basis well before the start of actual construction. The pioneering structures were fast-
tracked as the client pressed for an aggressive opening date.
Quotable: “Without question, the quality of the construction, especially the concrete work on the
cathedral itself, is unparalleled.”
Cardinal Roger Mahony,
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
Owner: Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Owner’s consultant: Stegeman & Kastner
Construction manager, general contractor, concrete subcontractor: Morley Construction Co.
Team: Design architect: Jose Rafael Moneo; Executive architect: Leo A Daly; Structural engineer:
Nabih Youssef & Associates; Mechanical and electrical engineer: Ove Arup & Partners California
Ltd.; Consultant: Orlando Moreno; Fire protection: Ove Arup & Partners California Ltd.
Entry submitted by: Morley Construction Co.
Faster Than Fast Track: Fresno AAA Stadium
Architect: HOK Sport + Venue + Event
General Contractor: Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction
Despite a nearly impossible, 11-month schedule and a number of
design changes, Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction completed the
$45 million project within the original contract time.
The initial obstacle was the quick-start nature of this project: the
Notice to Proceed was given just six days after the construction
contract was awarded.
Mauldin-Dorfmeier quickly assembled a staff, drafted 43 subcontracts and prepared a 1,854-
activity schedule with 22 work areas.
By providing the on-site scheduler with continuous updates, the general contractor was able to
navigate the proper course in the midst of an ever-shifting storm.
The stadium’s complexities included a number of different occupant requirements—a baseball
diamond, concessions, restaurant/bar, kitchen and seating areas—combining to make this a very
technical and challenging project.
“Mauldin Dorfmeier put a lot of effort into getting the stadium done by May 1. It was a desire to do
something for the community. It definitely sets a construction standard. Alan Dorfmeier and Pat
Mauldin obviously were sincere in getting the project done and done right.”
Severo Esquivel, assistant city manager and
stadium project coordinator, city of Fresno
Fresno AAA Stadium, Fresno
Owner: City of Fresno
Construction manager: Hunt Construction Group
Architect: HOK Sport + Venue + Event
General contractor: Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction Inc.
Mauldin-Dorfmeier team: Steven L. Abston, senior project manager; Ryan Griffin, project engineer;
Robert Luna, project engineer; Kevin Beebe, senior estimator; Glenn Mills, superintendent; Peter
Brown, superintendent; Orlando Moreno, Consultant; Pat Oglesby, superintendent; Jack Torres,
Entry submitted by: Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction
Fast and Efficient: Christian Brothers High School, Science,
Math and Technology wings, Sacramento
Architects: E.M. Kado Associates, Comstock Johnson Architects
General Contractor: Panattoni Construction Inc.
The Christian Brothers High School project was an exemplary effort
among contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers, all of whom
donated their services.
The team, led by Panattoni Construction, built a two-story, 33,888-sq.-
ft., steel-framed building to replace existing overcrowded science labs
and classrooms. E.M. Kado and Associates designed the shell and
Comstock Johnson Architects designed the tenant improvement
The entire project took just 15 months to construct. Within that time frame, the tenant
improvement phase was designed, reviewed and permitted.
The new building is connected to the existing one at the second floor by means of an enclosed
walkway bridge. The facility includes life sciences, physical sciences and chemistry laboratories,
seven classrooms, a faculty lounge and chemical storage room. All classrooms are equipped with
120-in., drop-down projector screens, recessed speakers, digital projectors, Crestron controls,
DVDs, VCRs, computer and document cameras.
Panattoni exceeded owner expectations by controlling costs and scheduling and exhibiting
Panattoni was very helpful in keeping a lid on costs on what was a very complex and challenging
project. They saved us many thousands of dollars through their diligence and detailed analysis of
change orders and subcontractor bidding.”
Mark L. Warren, president,
Christian Brothers High School
Christian Brothers High School, Science, Math and Technology wings,
Owner: Christian Brothers, Sacramento
Team: Architects: E.M. Kado Associates, Comstock Johnson Architects; Construction
manager: Panattoni Construction Inc.; General contractor: Panattoni Construction Inc.;
Consultant Orlando Moreno; Mechanical engineer: Turley & Associates Mechanical
Entry submitted by: Panattoni Construction Inc.
Creative Use of Concrete: Little Company of Mary Hospital,
Hannon Tower, Torrance
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
The Hannon Tower at the Little Company of Mary Hospital required
innovative design and construction solutions that even the most
experienced hospital design and construction teams would find
The $38.7 million hospital tower adjoins an existing building and was
constructed while the rest of the hospital was fully operational.
Featuring a combination of precast concrete, aluminum panel systems,
structural glazing and curtain-wall on the facility’s exterior, the
126,000-sq.-ft. tower houses emergency, surgical and maternity areas.
The most unique characteristic of this five-level tower is its cast-in-place concrete frame, a rare
commodity in California. In order to meet the state’s seismic regulations, a typical hospital tower
incorporates a structural-steel frame. Concrete, however, was chosen for this building’s frame to
provide adequate room above the ceiling in order to accommodate extensive MEP systems. The
concrete-frame solution met all seismic regulations and also facilitated matching the floors in the
new facility with the floors in the existing adjoining building.
One of the most pressing challenges this project presented was a demanding construction
schedule and the need to complete significant renovation work in the occupied adjoining tower.
Quotable: “I’ve worked with a number of well-known contractors and McCarthy is one of the few
firms that could have pulled off this project.”
Glenn Crabtree, director of facilities development,
Little Company of Mary Hospital
Little Company of Mary Hospital, Hannon Tower, Torrance
Owner: Little Company of Mary Hospital
General contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., Southern California Division
McCarthy team: Steve Mynsberge, project director; Max Burcham and Khatchig Tchapadarian,
project managers; Kevin Laird, assistant project manager; Dale Kramer, Ray Stiffler, Vern Zindric,
Randy Eling, superintendents; Orlando Moreno, Consultant; John Metoyer, Michele Serrano, Michael
Flick, Rocky Spadaro, Barbara Copeland, Erin Blake and Nathan Deal, staff.; Civil, structural,
mechanical and electrical engineer: Syska and Hennessey
Entry submitted by: McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., Southern California Division
Inspiring Work for the Animals: Animal Health, Research and
Conservation Center, Los Angeles Zoo
General Contractor: BMP Group
The function of the building and forces of the site directly
influenced the architecture of this 35,000-sq.-ft. center, which
replaced the original non-compliant animal health facility built in
The new center houses five major components: a hospital,
animal ward, quarantine area, animal commissary and new
administrative and research building.
The hospital and animal wards on the right side of the zoo’s entry road are complemented by the
isolated quarantine wards on the left and are spanned by the steel-framed bridge containing
administrative offices. This bridge houses all of the offices for the veterinary staff and provides a
critical internal link between two program elements that are required to be kept physically distinct,
yet accessible to veterinary staff.
The new surgery unit contains advanced medical equipment and a hydraulic-lift surgery table that
can support animals up to 2,000 pounds. Advanced diagnostic and imaging technology is
provided, along with surgery suites designed for a diverse and aging animal population.
Specialized environments for species requiring wet, dry or combined environments are also
included. The research laboratories allow the veterinary staff to participate in joint research
projects with local universities and scientific institutions. Key areas of study are genetics,
endocrinology and nutrition.
“In my view, the work of architecture has been exhaustive, inspired and as inclusive of
everybody's ideas as can be conceived.”
Dr. Charles Sedgwick, director of animal services,
Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo, Animal Health, Research and Conservation Center,
Owner: Los Angeles Zoo
NBBJ team: Josh Cohn, Andrew Cunningham, Lotte Kaefer, Brett Roberts, Leigh Sata,
Chris Swigert, Orlando Moreno; Construction manager: Swinerton Inc.; General
contractor: BMP Group; Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Entry submitted by: NBBJ
Cleverly Conveying the Brand: Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich
LLP, San Francisco
Architect: RMW Architecture & Interiors
General Contractor: DPR Construction
The law firm’s new office has a captivating loft-like vernacular
comprised of exposed concrete and under-floor mechanical and
electrical distribution systems.
To help control construction costs, an interconnecting staircase
opening is strategically positioned in the post-tension slab
adjacent to the concrete pour strip, which minimized the number
of tendons cut.
The large floor plate, with separate elevator and restroom cores,
posed several design challenges.
A circular reception plaza, located in the center of the floor plan,
welcomes office visitors. A perforated-metal raised-floor “bridge”
and an undulating fabric ceiling connect the elevator core to the
RMW worked closely with DPR Construction to provide Gray Cary with cost analysis for design
alternates in the schematic and design development phases. A menu of options allowed the
project team to prioritize functional and aesthetic needs within the project budget.
“Gray Cary's reputation as a leading edge practice is reflected in every facet of the work we do,
including the design of our offices. RMW's expertise in law firm design and creative approach
helped us convey our brand to appeal to our client’s aesthetic.”
Sheryl Davis, director of facilities,
Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, San Francisco
Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich LLP, San Francisco
Owner: Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich LLP (Sheryl Davis, director of facilities)
Architect: RMW Architecture & Interiors
RMW team: Gary Koshaba, project principal; Karen Letteney, project manager; Orlando Moreno,
Consultant; Lara Pisicoli, project designer; Rahul Pathare, project job captain
General contractor: DPR Construction Inc. (Jon-Michael Johnson, project manager)
Engineering team: Mazzetti & Associates (John Pappas, principal)
Entry submitted by: RMW Architecture & Interiors
An Intelligent Break from Tradition: Learning Resource Center,
Mission College, Santa Clara
Architect: MBT Architecture
General Contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates
Community colleges have unique needs that often require special
solutions. The 39,000-sq.-ft. Learning Resource Center in the
Silicon Valley is a prime example.
The layout and organization of the LRC is more open, inviting and
accessible than traditional academic library designs.
The building is in a highly visible location—the college’s entrance,
where a concrete open book both defines the building’s function
and draws attention to its purpose.
Once inside, the space is clearly organized and user-friendly. Help desks and service counters
are placed on main circulation routes. Reference volumes, videotapes and other traditionally
protected materials are placed in self-service locations, while periodicals are displayed adjacent
to casual reading areas.
The LRC also houses a telecommunications facility, while the building itself provides a needed
boundary for a grassy area where students can talk, study or just relax.
The structure was sited adjacent to the existing main building and campus center in conformance
with the college’s master plan.
The LRC completes the first of the academic quadrangles envisioned in the plan.
Building elements align with existing paths, define outdoor-use areas and contribute to a sense of
The LRC has two distinct natures: It is a digital-era repository of information and an important
source of social interaction for the campus.
This delineation is evident in the building organization.
Functional areas are clearly expressed and given distinct character.
Variation within a unifying theme occurs through changes in volume and material and relative
degrees of openness and enclosure.
“We are extremely pleased with all MBT architects assigned to us. Stevens Williams is excellent
in incorporating our functional requirements with his artistic vision.”
Win-Shin Chiang, director of library services,
Learning Resource Center, Santa Clara
Owner: Mission College
Architect: MBT Architecture
MBT team: Bryan Croeni, project principal; David Lindemulder, project principal; Stevens Williams, project architect
Construction manager: Vanir Construction Management Inc. (Mike O’Connell)
General contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates (Anthony D’Amante)
Team: Structural engineer: Forell/Elsesser (Jim Guthrie, project principal; Paul Hofland, project manager); Civil
engineer: Ruggeri, Jensen, Azar and Associates (Peter Ruggeri, project principal; Mike Cooper, project manager);
Mechanical engineer: WR Brown (Bill Brown, project principal; Todd D. Bowman, project manager); Electrical
engineer: The Engineering Enterprise (Chuck Shalley, project principal; Kristina K. Martin, project manager); Landscape
architect: Nuvis (Leslee Temple, project principal; Keith A. French, project manager); Data/telecommunications:
TeeCom (Cecilia Trost, project principal; Jack Marks, project manager); Orlando Moreno, Consultant
Entry submitted by: MBT Architecture
Dignified yet Welcoming: Roseville Civic Center, Roseville
Architect: Williams + Paddon Architects & Planners
General Contractor: McCarthy Construction
The Roseville Civic Center expansion not only creatively surrounds the
existing 17,457-sq.-ft. City Hall, but also serves as a catalyst for the
city’s goal of revitalizing its urban core.
The 53,447-sq.-ft. project was completed for $14.1 million, including
$3.5 million for utility relocation and infrastructure improvements.
The primary purpose of the building was to provide a central location
for all permit processing and bill payment functions for city customers.
While the “one-stop” permit center is designed to meet the business
needs of Roseville, the block-wide plaza will serve as a central
gathering place for residents and visitors.
The forms and materials are designed to express the city’s request for a statement of “aggressive
humility” for this community of 92,000 residents, while at the same time clearly expressing civic
Plaster and limestone clad walls flank the rotunda, a classical expression of civic function in
America and the western world.
The building marks its place in time in the new century, but, at the same time, is respectful and
deferential to the relatively simple pre-World War II context of Vernon Street, Roseville’s main
Dignified yet welcoming, rich in character, but of modest budget, were the dominant themes that
emerged from a very public programming and design process.
“It’s such a pleasure to hear people tell us what a beautiful building it is and that finally Roseville
has a civic center that reflects the spirit of our community.”
Mayor, City of Roseville
Roseville Civic Center, Roseville
Owner: City of Roseville
Architect: Williams + Paddon
Williams + Paddon team: Jack Paddon, principal in charge; Terry Green, project architect; Greg Tonello, project
manager; Naaz Alikhan, interior designer; Regina Souchek, job captain; Dave Piches, consulting architect
General contractor: McCarthy Construction
McCarthy team: Bill McCarthy, principal in charge; Doug Gammelgard, project manager; Terra Mudrow, project
engineer; Tim Watson, project superintendent; Orlando Moreno, Consultant; Civil engineer: Warren Consulting
Engineers; Mechanical, electrical engineer: Interface Engineering; Structural engineer: Cole Yee Shubert;
Landscape architect: Yamasaki Landscape Architecture
Entry submitted by: Williams + Paddon
The Capital’s Crown Jewel: Capitol Area East
End Complex Phase 1, Sacramento
Architect: Johnson Fain
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Located at the easterly terminus of Capitol Park, the project is a multi-block,
mixed-use office development that consolidates three major departments of
About 6,400 employees in the departments of health services, education
and general services will be housed in a five-building, 1.5 million-sq.-ft.
development that includes 1,500 parking spaces.
Public amenities include retail shops and services, a community police
station, 300-seat auditorium and child-care center with outdoor play area.
The project’s features respond to energy efficiency and green building
standards established in Assembly Bill 2432.
Sited directly on axis with the historic, gold-domed Capitol within the
existing city street grid, the project reinforces the intent of the original city
By extending Capitol Park deep into the complex as a core amenity, the design defers to the civic
preeminence of the park, increases public open space and reinforces the relationship between
the park and a diverse neighborhood.
Although embodying the dignity of state government, the design avoided a monumentality that
would have competed with the Capitol.
Highly articulated building forms scale downward toward the surrounding low-rise commercial and
residential neighborhood, responding to the master plan and urban design framework established
for the area
“It makes use of abundant natural lighting and even allows employees to control their own
environment by adjusting a unique under-floor air distribution system.”
Mike Meredith, project director,
California Department of General Services
Capitol Area East End Complex, Sacramento
Owner: State of California, Department of General Services
Master planner, architect and interior design: Johnson Fain
Johnson Fain team: William H. Fain Jr., managing partner, director of urban planning; Scott Johnson,
design partner, director of design; Daniel Janotta, principal, senior designer; Orlando Moreno, Consultant;
Kevin Tyrrell, senior associate, senior project manager; Patsy Shigetomi, principal, interior design
Construction Manager: 3D/International (Joseph Griffin); Structural engineer: Middlebrook + Louie
(Ron Middlebrook); Civil engineer: Gennis & Associates (Ivan Gennis); Mechanical engineer: Capital
Engineering Consultants (Lowell Shields); Landscape architect: Melendrez Design Partners (Lauren
Melendrez); Parking design: International Parking Design (Dilip Nandwana); Graphic design and
signage: Sussman Prejza & Co. (Paul Prejza); Specifications: Brown/Sanchis Specifications;
Acoustical engineer: Paul S. Veneklasen & Associates (Jerry Chistoff); Cost estimator: Hanscomb
Associates (David Chua)
Entry submitted by: Johnson Fain
Unflagging Customer Focus: Gold Pointe Corporate Center,
Architect: Forrar Williams Architects Inc.
General Contractor: Panattoni Construction Inc.
Gold Pointe Corporate Center is a Class A, four-building complex
consisting of two- and three-story structures. The 378,700-sq.-ft.
business park is situated on 23.5 acres.
The land was initially purchased with the intent of using it as a
corporate campus, but the slumping economy changed that plan.
With one building completed, Panattoni Construction took over the
construction of three future buildings, with the second building
already designed to mirror the first.
With Panattoni’s highly skilled teams working on value and design engineering, it was able to
rework the designs and save the owner approximately 34% of the original building’s construction
The third building is a 150,000-sq.-ft., three-story steel-frame structure. It has concrete panels,
punched window openings and extensive use of glass curtainwalls. Including tenant
improvements, it was completed within 10 months.
The fourth building is a 64,500-sq.-ft., two-story building with the same specifications. It was
completed in 12 months.
Panattoni Construction exceeded client expectations throughout this project, primarily with its
ability to build strong client relationships and respond to the tenant’s needs. The project was
under budget and on time for both the shell and tenant improvements phases, even with an
extensive value-added program.
“Panattoni exhibited unflagging customer focus and was adept at handling schedule-related
issues and last-minute client change orders.”
Henry Lewis, prinicpal,
Hellyer Berman Lewis Inc.
Gold Pointe Corporate Center, Rancho Cordova
Owner: Panattoni Development Co.|
Team: Architect: Forrar Williams Architects Inc.; Construction manager: Panattoni
Construction Inc.; General contractor: Panattoni Construction Inc.; Consultant: Orlando
Moreno; Engineer: Integrated Design Group
Entry submitted by: Panattoni Development Co.
Eighty-Three Days Ahead of Schedule: Pechanga Resort
and Casino, Temecula
Architect: Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker
General Contractor: Perini Building Co.
The 1 million-sq.-ft. Pechanga Resort and Casino, one of California’s
largest hotel/casinos, was completed 83 days ahead of schedule, due
primarily to the successful use of the partnering process.
The 13-story hotel tower is clad in concrete panels to simulate large
The interior theming uses many natural materials—including stone and
wood—that reflect the surrounding landscape and important elements
of the tribe’s history.
The interior design is dominated by a geometric motif of oblique
angles and incorporates abstractions of tree and plant forms sacred to
The exterior skin of the building is painted in a warm color scheme of
light gold, beige and brown, coupled with patterns indigenous to the tribe.
The early completion of the challenging, multiple-component resort is a true testament to the
high-level of skills exhibited by the entire construction team.
Owned by the Pechanga Band of the San Luiseno Indians, the Pechanga Resort and Casino also
consists of an 88,000-sq.-ft. casino, 40,000 sq. ft. of convention space (with a 24,000-sq.-ft. grand
ballroom), seven restaurants and a 1,200-seat theater.
Other eye-catching features include a sparkling swimming pool, retail space and a central plant.
“The whole team has exceeded expectations, in the fact that we were 83 days ahead of schedule
and within budget.”
Anthony Miranda, president,
Pechanga Development Corp.
Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula
Owner: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians/Pechanga Development Corp.
Construction manager: Tilden-Coil Constructors
Team: Architect: Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker
General contractor: Perini Building Co.
Team: Civil engineer: Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates; Structural
engineering: Burkett & Wong; Mechanical engineer: TKG; Consultant: Orlando
Moreno; Electrical engineer: ILA/Zammit; Code, smoke control, security: Schirmer
Engineering Corp.;Landscape architect: RHA; Food service consultant: Culinary
Entry submitted by: Perini Building Co.
Nothing but Praise: Pacific Sunwear of California, Anaheim
Architects: DeRevere & Associates, H. Hendy
General Contractor: Oltmans Construction Co.
A staggering economy has done little to get in the way of the
phenomenal growth of Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear: its profits
were up 79% in the third quarter.
And as long as pre-teens and teens keep gobbling up its clothes at a mall near you, the retailer
will have a need to expand.
Oltmans Consruction Co. recently finished Pac Sun’s 480,000-sq.-ft. office/distribution complex
on a 19-acre parcel in Anaheim, just 3 mi. from its former headquarters.
The warehouse facility (300,000 sq. ft.) doubles the size of the former site. With 180,000 sq. ft. of
office space, the new location is three times the size of the older site.
The three-story tilt-up office portion has a 60,000-sq.-ft. building footprint. Tenant improvements
included executive offices, a fully-equipped kitchen, cafeteria, multi-purpose room, 350-seat
auditorium and conference rooms. Custom finishes were used throughout the entire facility.
The distribution center includes a 60,000-sq.-ft. working mezzanine and 20,000-sq.-ft. warehouse
The warehouse features a 30-ft.-clear height with ESFR fire system and extensive conveyor and
material handling rack systems.
“When you look at these buildings, they reflect the skill, professionalism and expertise of some
very talented people,” said Greg Weaver, Pac Sun chairman and chief executive officer. “It is
definitely a project Oltmans can be proud of. We know we are.”
“The entire construction team did a truly outstanding job on our new facilities. We have heard
nothing but praise for it from day one. From initial concept to turnkey, it has been a first-class job.”
Greg Weaver, chairman and chief executive officer,
Pacific Sunwear Headquarters and Distribution Center, Anaheim
Owner: Pacific Sunwear of California
Shell architect: H. Hendy
Tenant improvement architect: DeRevere & Associates
Team: Civil engineer: Walden & Associates; Structural engineer: Kramer & Lawson Inc.;
Consultant: Orlando Moreno; Interior design consultant: Yates-Silverman
General contractor, concrete contractor: Oltmans Construction Co. (Tom Augustine)
Entry submitted by: Oltmans Construction Co.
Excitement on Campus: Oaks Christian High School, Westlake
Architect: Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers
General Contractor: Hartley Construction
Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers had its hands full with this
The firm provided complete architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing
and telecommunication services for a project that included new
construction and a seismic retrofit.
Originally constructed in the mid-1960s as a military research, engineering
and manufacturing complex, the project entailed selectively demolishing
and seismically strengthening the 120,000-sq.-ft. structure to create a new
school for 1,200 students.
The focal point of the campus is a large student quadrangle, formed by the school building,
gymnasium and a future performing arts building. The quadrangle provides a gathering place for
The existing terrain of the 16-acre site sloped severely and was modified significantly to provide
three main terraces. The terraces provided space for a new gymnasium and locker room building,
Olympic-sized swimming pool, athletic fields and a two-level parking structure for 275 vehicles.
A 3,000-seat football and track stadium was adroitly positioned on an existing hillside.
“Throughout the project, Fields Devereaux performed in a professional manner on a very complex
project. The design was unique and we are very excited about the end product. Many who have
toured the campus feel the same way.”
Paul J. Oberhaus, director of business operations,
Oaks Christian High School
Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village
Owner: Oaks Christian High School (Paul J. Oberhaus, director of business operations)
Architect: Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers
Construction manager: Pacific Development Services
General contractor: Hartley Construction
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineer: Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers
Team: Structural engineer: Brandow & Johnston; Civil engineer: John Cruikshank Consultants;
Geotechnical: J. Byers Group; Telecommunications: Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers;
Orlando Moreno, Consultant
Entry submitted by: Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers
Making the Dream a Reality: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan
Kroc Corps Community Center, San Diego
Architect: Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle
General Contractor: Roel Construction Co.
The innovative, 12-acre educational/recreational complex is host to a
number of spectacular facilities:
A regulation-size ice arena and gymnasium with a professinal-size
basketball court. An aquatic center with a 25-meter swimming pool,
therapy pool and children’s recreation pool. A high ropes course and
rock climbing wall. A football-field-length recreation field.
Other buildings in the 110,000-sq.-ft. first phase house a family
services department, the Head Start child development center, an
indoor 12,000-sq.-ft. skateboard park and administration offices.
This multifaceted project provided many coordination challenges that had the potential to hinder
construction. To minimize these impacts, Roel Construction assigned a team to establish a
preconstruction budget with the owner and architect and created separate internal and
subcontractor teams to focus on site construction. The result was a well-executed project that met
the mandatory completion date for the owner’s grand opening ceremony.
The project embodies the community-enrichment ideals of The Salvation Army and philanthropist
Joan Kroc, whose generous donation made this dream a reality.
The architect, Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle, provided a playful and unconventional design to
what would normally result in a more institutional appearance.
“The way Roel has approached the construction challenge, by assigning different crews, project
managers and forepersons to each venue, has proven very effective in staying on schedule. Joan
Kroc had the dream and Roel had the experience and determination to make the dream a reality.”
Arthur T. Stillwell, project manager,
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center,
Owner: The Salvation Army
Architect: Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle
General contractor: Roel Construction Co.
Roel Construction team: Pat Stark, group manager; Rachel Huffman, Phase 1 project manager;
Mike Berryhill, Phase 2 project manager; Walter Chavez, building superintendent; Vic Johnson,
site and Phase 2 superintendent; Orlando Moreno, Consultant; Robert Bray, concrete
superintendent; Leon Camarda, project engineer; Jennifer LaFrance, project coordinator; Crystal
Smith, on-site administration assistant
Also, Structural engineer: Martin & Martin; Mechanical engineer: Sevier Siskowic Engineering;
Electrical engineer: Michael Wall; Civil engineer: Project Design Consultants; Swimming pool
design: Aquatic Design Group ;Landscape design: Spurlock Poirier
Entry submitted by: Roel Construction Co.
Conquering a Barren Site: Westview High School,
Architect: NTD Architects
General Contractor: Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.
Westview High School was constructed by general contractor Douglas
E. Barnhart Inc. Located in the burgeoning Rancho Penasquitos area of
San Diego County, the sprawling school encompasses 211,000 sq. ft. in
18 buildings on a 71-acre lot. Construction of the campus took just 22
months and cost $57 million.
In addition to the massive size and scope of the project, the majority of
construction took place while the surrounding neighborhoods were
underdeveloped and lacking all city utilities, necessitating the use of
diesel generators and water trucks. Communication systems were
challenged due to the lack of e-mail and traditional phone systems.
Wireless satellite systems were set up to ensure communication flow.
Utilities were not made available to the site until seven weeks before the school actually opened.
Access roads into the site were few and far between; Barnhart had to build a small tributary to
bring large equipment to the site.
In addition to the logistical challenges and large scope of the project, the innovative design by
NTD Architects is a testament to the modern nature of the school. The 45 classrooms and 12
science labs are outfitted with the latest in DVD, cable and Internet cabling. Placement of the
classrooms in each of the buildings, which is surrounded by a central core, allows for
independent study time. Collapsible walls can be opened between classrooms, allowing teachers
to combine classes as needed. Even the 10,000-sq.-ft. library features such conveniences as
ATM machines and a proposed bank branch.
“Westview was in the middle of nowhere. It was amazing that Barnhart was able to do it.”
Poway Unified School District superintendent
Westview High School
Owner: Poway Unified School District
Architect: NTD Architects
General contractor: Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.
Team: Civil engineer: SB&O (grading, erosion); Bament Dainwood Sturgeon
(site); Structural engineer: Curry Price Court; Mechanical engineer: TKG;
Electrical engineer: ILA Zammit Landscape architect: Nowell & Associates;
Food service: R.C. Jones; Consultant: Orlando Moreno; Acoustical: Paul S.
Veneklasen & Associates
Entry submitted by: Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.
Energizing an Aging Center: Mt. Shasta Mall, Redding
Architect: MCG Architects
General Contractor: Roebbelen Contracting
The client’s objective for this tired center was clear: create a new image would
draw people to this location as a destination resort, rather than having them drive
by on their way to newer, more innovative neighboring centers.
MCG achieved these goals by energizing the mall with a major renovation plan
and identity program that added a creative ambience.
In-line shops and pedestrian corridors were replaced with a new curvilinear
design, pedestrian living rooms and festiveplazas. A new food court and central
court were also added.
The mall’s major tenants received a facaded modernization, while new mall
entries were designed, emphasizing the fluid forms of the architectural detailing
and graphic programs.
The success of this program can be attributed to the owner’s commitment to detail and form.
MCG exceeded client goals by re-inventing this shopping experience through multiple design
layers. Architecture, interior furnishings and graphics re-established the mall as a unique
destination resort for shopping and community gatherings.
“Since the remodel, this center has turned into a true destination as we continue to fill vacant
space with name-brand retailers. It’s absolutely phenomenal.”
Bob Brown, owner’s representative,
Roebbelen Land Co.
Mt. Shasta Mall, Redding
Owner: Cordano Co., Freedman Family, Roebbelen Land Co.
Architect: MCG Architecture
MCG team: Jeff Gill, managing principal; Nobuo Kusumi, project architect; Orlando Moreno,
Consultant; Jill Alexander and Nelson Santos, designers
General Contractor: Roebbelen Contracting