Dali Villas, 6 luxury villas next to a 36-hole GOLF course, including a 8,000-sf Spanish Style plan and a 18,000-sf Mediterranean Style plan.
Our team members have decades of combined professional experience covering a diverse field of project types, including retail, healthcare, educational, industrial, hospitality, and telecommunication projects. We are very familiar with agency submittal procedures and ADA, Title 24, and OSHPD & DSA requirements. We are experts in the design and construction of a variety of unique projects: regional retail power centers and neighborhood shopping centers, well-known large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly acclaimed urban design/streetscape projects, as well as multi-family housing and high end custom homes. Many of the projects that our team members were in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Design Journal, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register, etc.
Albertsons, City of Orange, CA: Gang Chen was the Senior Project Manager in charge, JAG Architecture, Inc.
Our team members have decades of experience in retail architecture, and played leading and significant roles in many major regional retail power centers and neighborhood shopping centers.
We have worked with many retail tenants and are very familiar with their prototypes, including Albertsons, Lucky Stores, Sav-On Stores, Ross, dd Discount stores, Michaels, PetSmart, Sportsmart, Sports Chalet, Staples, Office Depot, Walgreens, Pier 1 Imports, Michael’s, Marshalls, Cost Plus, Famous Footwear, Aaron Brothers, Starbucks, HomeBase, Bloomingdale, Macy's stores, Sears, Standard Brands Paint, Queen Carpet; Owens & Minors, etc.
Famous Footwear, Park West Shopping Center, Stockton, CA. Gang Chen was a Senior Project Manager in charge of a number of major buildings (including Famous Footwear) and shop buildings at the Park West Shopping Center, a major shopping center located at 8 mile road and 5 Freeway. Gang Chen was a Senior Project Manager, Nadel Architects, Inc.
Our team members have also played leading and significant roles for the following projects:
Crossing at Corona, Corona, CA: a 113-acre, over 1 million square foot regional retail power center. This complex is the largest shopping center in Riverside County and is located at 15 Freeway and Cajalco Road.
San Jose Market Center, San Jose, CA: Our team member(s) were in charge of 5 of the 6 major buildings at the San Jose Market Center, which includes Marshalls, Cost Plus, Michaels, PetSmart, and Office Depot. This well designed shopping center has become a local landmark and can be seen on flights to and from San Jose International Airport.
Grand Plaza, San Marcos, CA: Our team member(s) were in charge of 7 major buildings at this major shopping center including Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sport Chalet, and Shoe Pavilion.
Yucaipa Valley Centers, Yucaipa, CA: Our team member(s) were in charge of 2 major buildings at the Yucaipa Valley Center.
Our team members have extensive experience with a variety of supermarket clients. Supermarkets have very special design requirements, including refrigeration concerns and drive-thru pharmacies, etc. They are very complicated projects. One of our strengths is supermarkets design. The following is a partial list of supermarkets projects in which our team members played leading or significant roles. Please contact us for a detailed project list.
Gang Chen was the Principal Project Manager for Lucky 478, Hawthorne, CA. A 71,189 s.f. prototypical supermarket, with Deli, Bakery, Dairy, Grocery, Produce, Meat Sales, Photo, General Sales, Floral and a Drive-Thru Pharmacy.
Services provided to the client included: develop the whole design development and construction documents package, setup the framework for the project, assign job task and supervise staff, coordinate Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Refrigeration consultants, answer questions in the pre-bid meeting, process RFI and shop drawings, field observation and field visit reports, certify payment, and process change order requests, etc.
Our team member(s) were in charge of:
Lucky 676, Huntington Beach, CA (located at Seacliff Village, across the street from the city hall at Huntington Beach)
Lucky 656, Laguna Niguel, CA
Lucky 451, Huntington Beach, CA
Albertsons 6534, Orange, CA
Sav-On 9510, Westminster, CA.
b) Mixed Use:
Our team members have many years of experience in mixed use projects, including:
Phoenix Plaza: a 100,000-square-feet mixed use, 26-story building, with residential towers atop, commercial space from the 2nd floor below ground to the 8th floor, as well as an underground parking garage.
Nanjing Commercial Building: a 39-story high-rise building with commercial and retail on the first 8 levels, a hotel on the remaining upper levels (including a presidential suite on the top level), and an underground parking garage.
Our team members have extensive experience in many types of residential projects, including: single family custom homes, tract homes, condominiums, apartments, senior apartments, high-rise and multi-story residential buildings.
Please contact us for a detailed project list.
d) Hospitality page:
The Venitian Resort/Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas, NV: a major project that includes two new hotel towers totaling 6,000 keys, two casinos, over 200,000 s.f. of retail space, a roof garden with a health and fitness center as well as a wedding chapel, two theaters, interior canals with gondolas, and over one million square feet of exhibition space. The architectural character incorporates both classic Italianate design and 14th-16th century Venice, completes with replicas of the famous Doges Palace, Campanile and Rialto Bridge. The total construction cost for this project was 1.3 billion dollars. Gang Chen was in charge of life safety code research and coordination with the related exiting consultant, etc. He also worked with the lead designer and developed the two main elevations for the project. The elevation sheets that he developed were among the best sheets for the entire set of design development drawings. Gang served as a Project Designer with WATG.
Our team member(s) were in charge of Las Casuelas Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA.
Various fine dining and fast-food restaurants. Contact us for a detailed list.
Hotel and Casino restaurants:
Contact us for a detailed list.
e) Educational page:
Our team member(s) played significant roles in the following projects:
Gonzalo & Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Middle School (Formerly "Space Saver" Intermediate School), Santa Ana, CA, an 116,000 s.f. state-of the-art multi-story fundamental school for 1,300 students on 11 acres, built partially over a new 250-space parking garage constructed for use by an adjacent shopping center. Gang was a Project Designer with Francis and Anderson (F+A) Architects, Inc.
The construction cost for this project was 22 million dollars. This project won the AIA design award.
Modernization of five schools for the Sacramento Unified School District.
Modernization of ten schools for the Artesia Unified School District.
Modernization of Arminta School for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Our team member(s) played significant roles in the following projects:
LAC+USC, a 2.4 million-square-foot replacement healthcare project for Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California (LAC+USC), including an eighteen-story main hospital tower, an outpatient department, and a diagnosis and treatment department. The construction cost for this project was 1.2 billion dollars, and the final package contained 3,600 sheets of construction drawings.
Naval Air Station Hospital, Lemoore, California. This project was published extensively in Architecture, Design Journal, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, and The Orange County Register.
Hoag Health Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Kaiser Permanente, including:
Claims and Referrals, Pasadena, CA
Genetic Testing Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
Parsons, Pasadena, CA
Specimen Processing Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
The following is a partial list of other projects in which our team members played leading or significant roles. Please contact us for a detailed project list.
Koll Plantation, City of Industry, CA, a 3,203,838 s.f., 14 tilt-up building complexes on 73.5 acres. Our team member(s) were in charge of the DAB and CD packages. Responsibilities included establishing and meeting project schedules and budgets, setting up the frameworks for the project, ADA, UBC and Title-24 compliance, quality control, etc.
Oberthur Smart Cards, USA, Inc. (Kirk Plastic), and a 106,715 s.f. tenant improvement for an existing tilt-up building. Residential Projects: Kaufman & Broad homes (standard plans & options).
Our team members have been responsible for over sixty AirTouch Cellular projects, including all three prototypes: a prefabricated ACP building and a monopole, an underground vault, and a roof top penthouse. The construction cost for these projects is over 20 million dollars.
Other Telecommunication Projects include: Nextel projects, etc.
Various offices in mixed-use projects; Medical offices for Kaiser Permanente, etc.
Public & Governmental Projects:
Administration Offices, Building 5240, Utah
Laundry Building, Building 4229, Utah
Xeriscape Restoration Garden, Long Beach.
Urban Design/Streetscape: Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV: a massive space frame covering part of Fremont Street, along with a people mover, and six surrounding buildings. This project was published in Architecture, April 1996.
Awards received by our team members:
American Landscape Architecture Foundation Award
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Award
Pigeon Scholarships, School of Architecture, University of Southern California.