What Is This?

Construction Lab is a learning tool that will follow the construction of a commercial project from start to finish.  As with the project being followed this site is work in progress.

The project that has been selected is a new big box retail store. Throughout this site the term “Project” will be used to reference it.

This project is part of an expansion of University Towne Center Mall in La Jolla, California.

Who Designed It
The Project Architect is CallisonRTKL.  The Structural Engineers are Coffman Engineers. The Mechanical (HVAC) Engineers are PSF Mechanical Inc.  The Plumbing and Electrical Engineers are Hargis Engineers, Inc.  All are based out of Seattle, Washington offices (CallisonRTKL and Coffman both have additional offices outside of Seattle).

Who Is Building It
The developer is the Westfield Corporation headquartered in New South Wales, Australia.  The owner is a major clothing retailer headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  The Project General Contractor is Pacific National Group (PNG) headquartered in Irwindale, California.

How Are Things Going
Check in to this site often to find out.

While this site will attempt to follow the construction process in as much detail as possible, certain information may be intentionally omitted to protect private or copyrighted processes, policies or products.