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In this issue:

Multi-Family Residential on the Rise The Future of Retail Design Retail Roll-Outs & Re-Positioning Office Renovation and Re-Purposing The International Scene Serving the Public Sector Projects On the Boards State of Nadel Nadel News

Dale Yonkin | Director - Residential Division Nadel has seen a significant upswing in the mixed-use multi-family housing market. With over 5,000 units in the pipeline, our residential division is busy meeting increasing demands for rental apartments with ground floor retail and spectacular amenities. The rising demand is driven in part by the millennial generation; the young professional whose average age is twenty-something, is armed with a college degree, and gravitating to the city center where employment opportunities are greater, commutes are shorter, and social life is just beyond the front door. The millennial generation seeks instant connectivity in all respects. Close proximity to coffee shops, retail and dining, and cultural activities is a must. This group often lives alone or with a roommate and is willing to accept a smaller unit if it boasts the coolest in tech amenities and enticing social spaces that provide the opportunity of chance social interactions. In exchange for livable square footage, our clients are including hospitality-inspired common areas with amenities such as luxurious gathering spaces, multiple lounge areas, courtyards, and BBQ areas. They are providing extras such as in-house theaters, spas, outdoor fireplaces, and WiFi throughout the complex. Nadel has captured these elements in 1111 Wilshire. Project Director Dale Yonkin describes, “We designed 1111 Wilshire with the urban professional in mind. These seven stories will be an urban sanctuary for those


who work and play downtown. Our expertise in designing mixed-use projects allowed us to maximize opportunities in the available space, creating the highest quality of contemporary living for residents, while incorporating access to the adjacent medical office building.” Under budget and one month ahead of schedule, completion is anticipated midFebruary 2013. Baby boomers are another group seeking smaller living spaces. Empty nesters are downsizing, trading large single family homes for the simpler way of life that a walkable city offers. Nadel’s Lindbrook-Galey project is a four-story, 80,000 square foot luxury apartment building in the heart of Westwood Village. The 34 units are designed as spacious lofts with 10foot ceilings. The building includes 7 penthouse suites, a social room opening to a courtyard, a rooftop gathering area with spa, and streetlevel retail. Demand for quality living near the ocean inspired one of the largest apartment construction projects in the U.S., located in Marina Del Rey, CA. Scheduled to open spring of 2013 is Shores. On an eight-plus acre site, the 12 interconnected 5-story buildings offer 544 apartment units ranging in size from 650 to 1,245 square feet. In the heart of the complex is a two-acre parklike courtyard with pools, spa, BBQ areas, fire pits and lounge areas placed within a lushly landscaped environment.

Current Residential Projects Shores - 544 units Marina Del Rey, CA

1111 Wilshire - 210 units + retail Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Warner Center II - 395 units Warner Center, CA

Victory Apartments - 621 units + retail Warner Center, CA

Highland / Franklin - 118 units Hollywood, CA

Lindbrook / Gayley Mixed-Use 34 units + retail Westwood, CA

San Pedro - 429 units + retail San Pedro, CA

Waterfront - 282 units + retail Marina Del Rey, CA

Channel Islands - 613 units + retail Ventura, CA

EXCELSIOR PARC - 457 units Reston, VA

Hummingbird Nest Ranch - 125 acre masterplan with resort / hospitality villages Simi Valley, CA

Villa Del Mar - 4 building renovation Marina Del Rey, CA

Clayton Gardens - apartment renovation Concord, CA

100 Boyd - apartment renovation Pleasant Hill, CA


Currently Under Construction 1111 WILSHIRE

Downtown Los Angeles, CA 210 units, 6 levels, ground level retail, 2.5 levels subterranean parking Owner/Client: Holland Partners | Project Director: Dale Yonkin | Project Manager: Rhoden Skyles, AIA | Design Planners: Afsaneh Riahi and John Yang | Status: under construction | Completion date: February 2013 | Construction cost: $53,000,000 This project will be completed under budget, one month ahead of schedule.

THE SHORES Marina Del Rey, CA

544 units in 5 stories over 2 levels subterranean parking Client: Del Rey Shores, LLC Project Director: Dale Yonkin | Project Manager: Don Dildine Designers: Afsaneh Riahi and John Yang | Status: under construction Completion date: 2013 | Construction cost: $120,000,000

The developer, Jerry B. Epstein, has had a forty-year professional and personal relationship with Herb Nadel, and we have worked with Herb and the Nadel team for more than a decade on this project, from its inception in a plan first submitted to the County of Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors in January 2001, through the lengthy entitlement and design approval process, and then through the arduous HUD review, and finally to realization in today’s challenging construction environment. Nadel’s goal has always been to create an aesthetically compelling and cost-effective design, which will enable us to offer our residents a wonderful community in which to make their home. Shores is critical to bringing Marina del Rey into the 21st Century, and we are confident the project will be a great success.

-David O. Levine, Vice President of Del Rey Shores, LLC

We designed 1111 Wilshire with the urban professional in mind. Our expertise in mixed-use projects allowed us to take advantage of the space to provide the highest quality of contemporary living. After precise adjustments of surrounding grades, we were able to achieve an additional story, allowing for ground level retail space while keeping six levels of residential units. The resulting seven stories will be an urban sanctuary for those who work and play downtown. -Dale Yonkin - Nadel Project Director




Residential / Retail Mixed-Use | 34 residential units + retail | 3 stories, 2 levels subterranean parking Client: Ronald A. Simms Commercial Development | Project Director: Dale Yonkin | Project Planner: Afsaneh Riahi | Designer: Justin DeWitt, LEED速 AP | Project Managers: Vic Gaygeshian and Rhoden Skyles, AIA | Completion date: TBD | Status: construction documents

282 units, 5 story podium | Client: Legado Project Director: Dale Yonkin | Project Manager: Rhoden Skyles, AIA | Project Planner: Afsaneh Riahi | Completion date: TBD | Status: entitlement phase

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EXCELSIOR PARC Reston, VA 457 rental units in two 16-story towers Client: Lerner Enterprises Project Director: Patrick Winters, AIA, LEED® AP Project Team: Rüdiger Hoffmann, Brian Nelson, Stephen Paddock, AIA, Afsaneh Riahi, Jimmy Shi , Andrew Wolff, LEED® AP Status: entitlement phase

HIGHLAND - FRANKLIN | Hollywood, CA 118 units, 5 stories, 2 levels subterranean parking | Client: Florida Sunshine Investments | Project Director: Dale Yonkin | Project Designer: Justin DeWitt, LEED® AP | Completion date: Spring 2015 Status: entitlement phase

VICTORY APARTMENTS | Warner Center, CA 621 units, wood frame, wrapped around 5-story garage | Client: Weintraub Financial Services | Project Director: Dale Yonkin Project Designer: Justin DeWitt, LEED® AP | Completion date: TBD Status: entitlement phase

The Future of Retail Architects need to seize the moment to redefine shopping experiences. By: Greg Lyon, Retail Design Principal Published in Shopping Center Business - May 2012


uring the last four years, the retail industry’s mantra – its approach to the recession – has been ‘back to basics’ for retail centers. While the industry was in survival mode, however, consumers and the marketplace have evolved in profound ways. Demographics, shopping habits and the personal values of the modern consumer are forever changed. What’s more, these changes are complemented by new technologies evolving at lightning speed.

characteristics of retail, dining and entertainment destinations. Since retail development seemingly fell off the edge of the world four years ago, so many aspects of the market continued to evolve quietly in the background. The most obvious shift has been generational. The 18-year-olds of 2008 are now 22. Many of these ‘millennials’ have gone from freshman to college graduate. Others may have turned an apprenticeship into a well-paying job as a skilled laborer. Some have transitioned from living with their parents to being parents.

For retail architects, now is a time to go back to basics. It’s a time of great opportunity – a time when designers must challenge ourselves to create what the new retail environment will look like and how best to serve the needs and wants of today’s new consumer.

Whatever the change, most have achieved some level of independence for the first time in their lives. They’re gaining their footing at a time when our economy is also struggling to find its traction. As a result, their values and spending habits are unique. Let’s dig a little deeper into this group of new consumers.

How will new retail destinations respond to these new shopping patterns that are being created by new demographics? What are the needs of an aging population? How will the rapid growth in the multicultural population impact retail? How can brick-and-mortar retailers embrace, rather than compete against, the conveniences of cutting-edge technologies? While many basic needs of shoppers will never change, these are the questions we must answer as we define the

They literally grew up in a multitasking world, where they simultaneously watch television, text and play video games. In addition, shopping online isn’t new to them. It’s their standard and, generally, preferred mode of product research and purchase. (continued...) Finish reading the article:


ARIZONA 1. Hampton Inn Renovation - Phoenix, AZ 2. Carlife - multiple in various locations 3. Fresh & Easy - multiple in various locations CALIFORNIA 4. Heritage Plaza - Irvine, CA 5. Granada Village - Granada Hills, CA 6. Chase Banks - multiple in various locations 7. Trader Joes - Los Angeles, CA 8. HomeGoods - Eastvale, CA 9. Palo Woods - Harbor City, CA 10. Ontario - Ontario, CA 11. Moulton Plaza - Laguna Hills, CA 12. Moorpark Town Center - Moorpark, CA 13. High Desert Gateway Pier 1 - Hesperia, CA 14. Rio Rancho Towne Center - Pomona, CA 15. Lugonia & Wabash - Redlands, CA 16. Sierra Lakes - Fontana, CA 17. Azalea - South Gate, CA 18. Eastvale-South - Eastvale, CA

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Oakbrook Village - Laguna Hills, CA Ashley Furniture Home Store - various TJ Maxx / HomeGoods - Moreno Valley, CA CVS Pharmacy - Antioch, CA Soda Fountain Pavilion Irvine Regional Park, CA Towngate Square - Moreno Valley, CA Tutortime - Carlsbad, CA SWC Main & 7th Street - Hesperia, CA Chipotle Towngate - Morena Valley, CA Green Valley Station - Cameron Park, CA Towngate Master Plan - Moreno Valley, CA Boulevards at South Bay - Carson, CA Via Lido Plaza, B-3421 - Newport Beach, CA Fire Station #22 - San Diego, CA Poway Plaza - Poway, CA 4224 Campus Point Court - San Diego, CA San Diego Marketplace - San Diego, CA White Road Plaza - San Jose, CA Michaels Art Store - Poway, CA Stockton Plaza - Sacramento, CA

39. River Oaks Shopping Center - Valencia, CA 40. The Forum Shops - Carslbad, CA 41. SWC Folsom & Zinfandel Rancho Cordova, CA IDAHO 42. Meridian Town Center - Meridian, ID NEVADA 43. Wells Fargo - multiple in Las Vegas & Reno, NV 44. Chase Banks - multiple in Las Vegas, NV 45. World of Coca Cola Remodel - Las Vegas, NV 46. Pizza Hut - Las Vegas, NV 47. Reach Out Learning Center - Las Vegas, NV 48. Saver’s - Las Vegas, NV 49. 50 Acre Power Center - Las Vegas, NV 50. Decatur Inn Plaza Repositioning Las Vegas, NV OREGON 51. Cascade Station - Portland, OR


Client: Primestor Development, Inc. Project Director: David Anderson, AIA Project Manager: Alexander Catala Completion date: 2014 Designer: Justin DeWitt, LEED® AP Construction has begun on phase 1 of this 350,000 square foot, ground-up, open air shopping center at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Firestone Blvd. in South Gate, CA. Tenants include: Walmart, Petco, CVS, Ulta, Marshall’s and In-N-Out among others. Accounting for nearly 40 percent of the United States population, the Hispanic demographic is quickly becoming a driving force in economic development. This is an extremely underserved area when it comes to retail, which will make Azalea a great amenity for area residents. With the community in mind, our design is a contemporary, upscale look that appeals to the aesthetic tastes and retail preferences of the local Hispanic consumer base. - Greg Lyon, Retail Design Principal


Client: CenterCal Properties, LLC | Completion date: 2012 | Project Director: Greg Palaski  Project Manager: Brent Bland | Designer: Fernando Trinidad Construction is complete on the first phase of Meridian Town Center. Phase one is a 325,000 square foot Power Center, designed by Nadel. Phase two will include a 640,000 square foot, up-scale shopping village.

We brought Nadel on board for their ability to execute efficiently and within our cost structure. Given our experience with projects of this scale, we knew that we needed a team that would work as seamlessly as possible. Once completed, this new center will bring so much value to the city and the people of Meridian.

- Jean Paul Wardy, President of CenterCal Properties


exterior renovation and expansion programs. Nadel has a long-time, successful history working with many national retail clients such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy Mobile, Albertson’s, Ross Dress for Less, Safeway/Vons Markets, Ralph’s Market, Gelson’s Market and more. In addition to direct retail tenant work, Nadel has a successful history of Tenant Improvement work through Developers for tenants such as Marshalls, Staples, Best Buy and Michaels to name a few.

Nadel recognizes all of the important elements of our retail clients: Protecting their brand, providing the lowest cost possible to achieve profitability, delivering projects on-time and within accelerated schedules, providing local expertise and building strong relationships. Nadel is currently working directly with several national tenants such as, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fresh & Easy, Trader Joes, Pier 1, Walgreens, Ashley Furniture and HomeGoods to assist with their architectural, survey and engineering needs for their roll out, interior and

Sprouts Farmers Market La Cañada, California

Fresh & Easy Mesa, Arizona

Chase Bank Henderson, Nevada

Ashley Furniture Laguna Hills, California

re-tenanting majors

Nadel’s retail team has extensive experience with big box re-tenanting; from single tenant re-use, to creatively dividing the box up into various sub-tenants.


Laguna Hills, CA Re-tenanting: Ashley Furniture + Total Wine replace Circuit City Client: Hodgdon-Miank Construction, Inc. Project Director: Greg James Completion date: 2012

H&M / URBAN OUTFITTERS Carlsbad, CA Re-tenanting: H&M + Urban Outfitters replace Borders (at The Forum Carlsbad) Client: Jones Lang LaSalle Project Director: Jim Connelly, AIA Completion date: 2011



Retail center owners and operators can solve the challenges they are facing in this market in a more cost effective manner than they might expect by engaging an architecture firm with experience in retail destination design. By understanding all the operations at hand, owners will discover that there are a wide range of opportunities: from very cost effective and minimally invasive solutions, to approaches that will allow them to completely reinvent a center. In all cases, the goal is to breathe new life into the existing environment, resulting in a more appealing destination for shoppers as well as a more desirable location for potential tenants in this challenging market.


This solution is best suited for broken centers; where the basic shopping environment does not lend itself to the current expectations of tenants and shoppers. Many aging shopping centers in high demographic areas find themselves in this position, where newer, highend designed centers dominate that local market. The aging center is usually plagued by continuous and poorly lit colonnades and monotonous storefront elevations. Here, the approach is to create interest and scale through new facade treatments, better signage, variations in height and storefront features. This reinvention of a retail destination will allow it to have a competitive position, obtaining quality tenants and shoppers alike.


Irvine, CA | Major Exterior Renovation Client: Regency Centers Project Director: Greg Palaski Project Manager: Brent Bland Designer: Fernando Trinidad Completion date: 2012

Our updated renovation designs, coupled with Regency’s remerchandising, have reshaped Heritage Plaza into a convenient, centralized shopping destination that provides a wide range of food and services catering to the growing and constantly changing Orange County community. In addition to coming up with the most cost-effective way to redevelop the center and remain consistent with the tenants’ requirements, our design helped create an inclusive multicultural retail center for residents to enjoy. - Greg Palaski, Managing Principal and Project Director



Major Exterior Renovation + New Market and other retail buildings Client: Vintage Real Estate, LLC | Completion date: 2014 Project Director: David Anderson, AIA | Project Manager: Keith Martinez Nadel’s design includes a 28,000-square-foot expansion, which will include The Fresh Market, a high-end European-style specialty grocer, and additional retail space, bringing the total GLA to over 88,000 square feet. The design also includes a complete re-design of the existing building facades and incorporates an inviting pedestrian-friendly shopping village environment.

The existing retail center’s design and environment is primarily functional in nature. The proposed design and repositioning of the project reimages the center into a California coastal vernacular, reinforcing the desirable lifestyle of this coastal community. - Greg Lyon, Retail Design Principal


COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE david jacobson, AIA | Director - Commercial Division In the Southern California market, there are very few ground up new office and medical office developments. The developers who successfully weathered the recession and are well capitalized are judiciously expanding their portfolios. This expansion includes the acquisition of existing buildings and where appropriate repositioning their buildings to take advantage of an improving market. This has led to their looking at each project and identifying, on value-received basis, what type of improvements will yield better market perception and higher rents. Two examples of this are featured on this page: 7060 Hollywood Blvd. office renovation and Taj Mahal Medical Building Renovation

COMMERCIAL / OFFICE RENOVATION PROJECTS: 23560 Madison Medical Office Building Torrance, CA 3640 Madison Medical Office Building Torrance, CA 3500 Lomita Medical Office Building Torrance, CA 3031 Tisch Office Bldg. - San Jose, CA Westwood Medical Plaza - Westwood, CA 2120 Park Pl. Office Building - El Segundo, CA

7060 HOLLYWOOD BLVD. | Hollywood, CA

Client: Lefrak Organization, Inc. and Kennedy-Wilson Project Director: David Jacobson, AIA, NCARB Construction Cost: $19,000,000

283 Lake Ave - Pasadena, CA

Currently 100% occupied by Live Nation, this office building is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame adjacent to Mann’s Chinese Theater and the Roosevelt Hotel. The project consisted of the complete renovation of the 1980 existing 12-story, 185,000 square foot office building. Exterior vertical metal trim was removed and new window systems were added for the existing building. All new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were added along with lobby elevators. Dramatic night lighting was added to reinforce the basic lines, which contributed to the complete renovation of the architecture. The ground floor retail enclosure was replaced along with signage. Designed to be attractive to a creative space tenant, a new glass entry canopy and entrance lobby complete the transformation. The result is a contemporary Class - A mixed use complex. While a complete seismic upgrade including a carbon wrap of existing concrete columns and perimeter beams was designed and plan checked, due to schedule it was not executed.

TAJ MAHAL MEDICAL BUILDING RENOVATION Laguna Hills, CA Client: The Muller Company Project Director: David Jacobson, AIA, NCARB

The extensive improvements included a total reorganization to the site parking and vehicular circulation system as well as bringing this 1960’s neoclassical 89,700 square foot building into the 21st century from a design perspective. The initial development goal was to increase the allowable percentage of medical use to be effectively fully medical by adding 107 parking spaces. This was accomplished by reorganizing what was an incoherent site circulation system, eliminating service ramps to a basement level that bisected a portion of the site, and selective conversion of former green space to parking areas. These improvements included dramatic draught tolerant landscape and beautiful contemporary plaza area that accentuates the building’s main entrance. The nature of these amenities were worked out with City staff and exceeded the requirements of the City’s specific plan design criteria. Aesthetically, the neoclassical nature of this former corporate office building suffered from a clear delineation of the points of entrance. A glass canopy, integrated signage bands, and new monumental entrance stairs were added. Inside the building, a 6,160 square foot former loading dock area in the basement was converted into medical space and a new gurney accessible elevator added that created convenient vertical circulation to this unserved end of the building.


Client: Regional Properties Project Team: Gantcho Batchkarov, Vic Gaygeshian, Rhoden Skyles, AIA Located in downtown Riverside at the intersection of University Ave. and Lime Street, this groundup 140,000 square foot, class A office tower consists of six stories of office space and includes four levels of subterranean parking for 453 cars as well as retail and a cafe on the ground floor. Completed: 2012 Construction Cost: $36,000,000

This project provided an outstanding opportunity for Nadel and its client Millworks to partner in creating cost-effective, flexible office space while satisfying the stringent urban design standards and architectural quality criteria demanded by the city of Long Beach. - Patrick Winters AIA, LEED® AP, Lead designer for the project

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Long Beach, CA This adaptive re-use project, the first under the New Downtown Plan, encompasses a full city block in downtown Long Beach. The site, at the south-east corner of Pine Avenue and Seventh Street, has been vacant for many years, and will be transformed into an urban office campus. The program includes a 100,000 square foot ground-up office building incorporating portions of the landmarked 1928 Meeker-Baker building; and the renovated, 1926 Press Telegram headquarters building, which will be adapted as 73,000 square feet of office space. A creatively landscaped paseo and plaza provides usable pedestrian space between the buildings. Demolition has begun to remove a portion of the Press Telegram building which will create space for a landscaped paseo and plaza between the 2 buildings. Developers: Michelle and John Molina (Millworks) Project Director: Patrick Winters, AIA, LEED®AP Project Manager: Stephen Paddock, AIA Project Team: Andre Abrahamian, Rüdiger Hoffmann, Brian Nelson


Dalian Sports Complex to host 2013 China National Games

DALIAN SPORTS COMPLEX | Ganjinzi District, Dalian, China

Currently under construction, this new world-class 200 acre sports and entertainment complex operated by AEG China, will host the 2013 China National Games. This winning entry in an international design competition, includes the largest multi-purpose indoor arena in Northeastern China. 65,000-seat soccer stadium | 18,000-seat indoor arena | 10,000-seat tennis stadium | 5,000-seat natatorium | 440 room, 5-star Kempinski Hotel | Training & sport research facility | Living quarters for athletes and coaches Project Team: Andre Abrahamian, Gantcho Batchkarov, Brian Nelson, Andrew Wolff, LEED速 AP, John Yang 18,000-seat indoor arena

5,000-seat natatorium

65,000-seat soccer stadium

patrick Winters, aia, Leed® AP | Director - Special Projects Nadel remains active in the international marketplace for architectural services. This has provided an opportunity to stretch our skills and creativity, in adapting knowledge hard-won on the domestic front to new cultural situations, scales, and building programs. Working in these marketplaces, often significantly different than our own, has not only provided additional diversification in our revenue stream, but constitutes a vital “feedback loop” wherein our domestic work (and staff) has benefited demonstrably from the knowledge gained and challenges met abroad. Nadel is pleased to report the ongoing construction of the Dalian Sports Complex, a major public facility in China (and our second important sporting project to actually be built there). Together with our other projects for Dalian, beginning with a major masterplanning effort undertaken in the late 80s and continuing

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS AFRICA The Ophelia Center - Abuja, Nigeria The Super Center - Abuja, Nigeria Bank Tower in Africa CHINA Haikou - Haikou, China Xi’an Hi-tech - Xi’an, China Dalian Convention City - Dalian, China Yantai Masterplan - Yantai, China Boao Shapo Island - Boao, China Peacock Square - Beijing, China VIETNAM PW Estates - Hanoi, Vietnam

PW Estates masterplan Hanoi, Vietnam Large urban design project with multiple components. Total land area: 213 hectare | Built Area: 290 hectare | Includes a total of 9,600 residential units Masterplan Includes: Exclusive Boutique Hotel: 100 suites in five stories 70-Story Signature Office Tower Specialty Retail/Dining Residential Zone Park/Entertainment Zone: eco park, family recreation Commercial Zone: Retail podium with fashion street and specialty/high end mart, railway station, retail plaza, high-rise residential office. Health Care Zone: Hospital, medical institute and housing, and educational complex. Project Team: Andre Abrahamian, Gantcho Batchkarov, Justin DeWitt, LEED® AP, Brian Nelson

through our yet-unrealized project for one of the world’s largest convention centers, the rising Sports Complex constitutes further evidence of Nadel’s major impact in shaping this northern China metropolis. Our latest quest for work has taken us to Africa. While their marketplace is nascent, we are already happy to report progress on several significant fronts. In Nigeria, we are working with private clients to develop hotels, housing, and retail facilities in Abuja and Lagos. Similarly, we are assisting another client in his bid to create U.S.-style business and light industrial facilities in several Nigerian states. In Ethiopia, we will shortly begin construction on a data, training, and conference center for the Ministry of Finance. And, along with our Chinese joint-venture partner, we continue to wait impatiently for the results of a major competition for one of subSaharan Africa’s tallest high-rises.

bank tower Africa

Watch the Bank Tower Animation - Scan Here Team for Africa Projects: Director: Patrick Winters, AIA, LEED® AP Team: Rüdiger Hoffmann, Brian Nelson, Stephen Paddock, AIA, Andrew Wolff, LEED® AP

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the ophelia center

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria

PUBLIC SECTOR greg serrao, AIA | Director - Public Sector Nadel’s Public Sector division has been busy working on several long term projects for the County of Los Angeles and has recently completed the El Cariso Gymnasium and Community Center in Sylmar for the County of Los Angeles. In addition, Jim Connelly, AIA, Managing Principal of our San Diego office, is in the construction document phase of the City of San Diego Fire Station #22 located in Point Loma, CA. The El Cariso Park Gymnasium and Community Center, recently completed for the County of Los Angeles, is a 16,000 square foot design-build project located in the San Fernando Valley. Morley Construction is the general contractor. This project (described to the right) includes a new hardscaped entryway, landscaped courtyard and gazebo, landscaped parking area, accessible walkways and site lighting. Nadel prepared Design/Scoping Documents for the $160,000,000 rehabilitation of the 460,000 square foot Los Angeles County Hall of Justice. After preparing the Earthquake Evaluation Report and adaptive re-use plan, Nadel and its consultant team were retained for the renovation and upgrade of the building, transforming it into state-of-the-art office facilities. The tenants will include the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney. This project also includes a new 1,000-car parking structure. Constructed in 1925, the Hall of Justice is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and functioned as the County’s jail and courthouse for over 70 years. The building sustained major damage during the 1994 Northridge earthquake, was

red-tagged and vacated. Nadel and its consultant team evaluated the damage, developed repair options, cost estimates, and replacement alternatives in accordance with FEMA regulations. The Hall of Justice renovation is scheduled for completion in 2014. The Public Sector division has also prepared Design/Scoping Documents for the rehabilitation of the 80,000 square foot Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, listed on the California Register of Historic Resources. The project features a mix of office and conference space for the County and Veterans. The scheme accommodates 78 workstations and 8 conference/meeting rooms and a shared auditorium, kitchen and gymnasium. The project will be completed by the first quarter of 2013. We are also in the conceptual design phase of a new education project in Granada Hills, the Jewish Education Trade School (JETS). This is a technical college that gives young Jewish men the tools with which to lead productive, fulfilling lives, through a wellbalanced program of Judaic studies, vocational training and recreational activities.


Sylmar, California Client: County of Los Angeles Completed in October 2012, this 16,000 square foot design-build project includes a gymnasium, classroom, multipurpose room, office area, lobby area, restrooms, full kitchen, utility rooms and exterior site amenities. Submitted for LEED® Silver Certification Construction Cost: $10,000,000 Project Director: Greg Serrao, AIA Project Architect: Charlotte Sahara, AIA, LEED®AP Project Manager: Ken Rossi, AIA, LEED®AP


Our group has prepared concept drawings for a new Fine Arts, EnrichCITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRE STATION #22 LOMA FIRE STATION No. 22 ment and Recreational facility for POINT 1055 Catalina Blvd San Diego, CA 92107Loma, CA Point Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) to be Client: County of San Diego located in Lafayette Park adjacent to New fire station, replacing current station, on track to the existing Historic Library. The new achieve LEED® Silver, 6788 square feet with 2 apparatus campus consists of (3) 2-story buildbays, 4 living quarters rooms, Captain room, kitchen and ings, approximately 43,000 square dining rooms. feet, which surround an exterior Status: Construction Document Phase courtyard facing an outdoor stage. Completion Date: 2013 The project will proceed when Prop K Project Director: Jim Connelly, AIA funding is received in the first quarProject Manager: Mark Martinez ter of 2013.

Hall of Justice Los Angeles, CA


Granada Hills, CA Nadel’s design will expand the current campus to include a 21,500 square foot, two-story culinary arts building, a 32,000 square foot, three-story full size gymnasium building with 17 classrooms and a 35,000 square foot, threestory, 300 bed dormitory building. The expanded campus would support 252 students, 58 teachers/staff and 109 parked cars. The total site area is 5.2 acres.














1. Haikou Masterplan - Haikou, China

5. Changzhou Retail - Changzhou, China

9. Rosewood Hotel - Rancho Mirage, CA

2. Florida Avenue Retail - Hemet, CA

6. Yantai Retail - Yantai, China

10. Moorpark Town Center - Glendale, CA

3. Dalian Convention City - Dalian, China


11. Xian Hi Tech - Xian, China

4. Boao Shapo Island - Hainan, China

8. Peacock Square Masterplan - Beijing, China

3640 Lomita, Medical - Torrance, CA

12. PW Estates Masterplan - Hanoi, Vietnam



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Nadel Architects moving forward... State of Nadel, Inc.

Herb Nadel, FAIA Nadel Architects has enjoyed a significant increase in the design of multifamily housing and mixed-use projects since the middle of 2011. We currently have over 5,000 apartment units in various stages of construction, from contract documents to entitlements. The majority of these projects, which range from $10 million to $120 million, are wood framed podium or wrap projects as well as several Type I highrises. We have also had a dramatic increase in our retail projects with many new community centers such as the Azalea Regional Shopping Center in South Gate, California and the Meridian Town Center in Idaho, along with a series of renovations and repositioning of older centers. JP Morgan Chase has also selected Nadel for the renovation and repositioning of a large number of new Chase Bank branches, impacting the workload in our Las Vegas office, as well as our other offices. Our Public Sector group recently completed the El Cariso Gymnasium and Community Center in Sylmar for the County of Los Angeles and is busy with the restoration of the 1925 Los Angeles County Hall of Justice and the 1926 Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. The group is also working on modernizations of several LAUSD schools and private schools have become a more active part of the practice as well. Office building renovations have also increased. Our commercial division is currently working on several office buildings being converted to medical space. Also, demolition has begun on the adaptive re-use of the 1926 Press Telegram and 1928 Meeker-Baker

buildings in Long Beach, which will be used as office space. As featured in this newsletter, our international work in China is revealing astonishing results with the final stages of construction of the Dalian Sports Complex. This 206-acre sports complex that we designed and masterplanned, boasts an 18,000-seat sports arena, a 65,000-seat soccer stadium, a 5,000-seat natatorium, baseball and tennis stadiums as well as a 5-star Kempinski hotel. All are scheduled to be completed for the Asian Games in July 2013. In Dalian, China we’ve designed and masterplanned an enormous convention center on a 4-square kilometer site that contains hotels, housing, office, public facilities and shopping malls, all of which will be accessed by a light rail line in an area that will service a population of 135 million people! We are extremely active in hospitality work with a number of domestic and international hotels in Nigeria, China, and Hainan Island. We also designed the masterplan of PW Estates in Hanoi, Vietnam, the infrastructure of which is now under construction. Needless to say, we are very pleased that throughout this recession we have remained a very active and prosperous architectural firm. We have recruited some new very talented architects, and sadly have had a few of our senior members retire such as Mike Salter, a 38-year employee, and Jerry Kramer, the head of our Retail Division. We remain cautiously optimistic about our future work which, as reflected above, appears to be improving significantly.

Herb Nadel, FAIA

Mark Mikelson, AIA, LEEDÂŽAP, NCARB, promoted to Retail Division Director

Joan Frei, appointed to International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) State Program Chair of Southern California

New to Nadel:

(pictured left to right) David Anderson, AIA: Project Director, Los Angeles Retail LaShonda Bagley: Project Accountant, Los Angeles Angela Bankston: Director of Marketing, Los Angeles Alexander Catala: Project Manager, Los Angeles Retail Joni Sawyer: Office Manager, Las Vegas James Wilson: Project Manager, Los Angeles Residential The Nadel Review is published by Nadel, Inc. Please send comments and inquiries via e-mail: or call the number below. For more information about Nadel Architects, please visit our website at or scan the code. Nadel has offices in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Diego and Las Vegas to serve your project needs.

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Nadel Review - Fall 2012  

Positive Progress in 2012: Review Nadel's current and upcoming projects and learn about trends in multi-family residential housing, retail,...

Nadel Review - Fall 2012  

Positive Progress in 2012: Review Nadel's current and upcoming projects and learn about trends in multi-family residential housing, retail,...