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OWEN group OF COMPANIES | Education Design Services - Higher Education

Owen The First Choice for Experienced, Quality Engineering Design Services. An integral member of teams responsible for successful, major design-build projects for decades, Owen has been the first choice of many owners and contractors. Owen Group, Inc. (Owen), is an ENR-rated, Awardwinning professional California consulting firm that has provided comprehensive structural, civil, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and energy engineering design, design management, quality control, commissioning and construction management services throughout California. We have designed, evaluated, and reviewed/plan checked over 5,000+ buildings since 1981, including educational, healthcare, justice, institutional, and municipal facilities. A Californiabased firm, Owen understands the local construction industry and applies our knowledge and experience to the success of every project assignment.

OWEN EXPERTISE • Design-Build • Structural Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Plumbing Engineering • Civil Engineering • Commissioning • LEED Services • Value Engineering • Facility & System Evaluation • Seismic Evaluation • Design / Peer Review • Constructability Review

Experience Where It Counts UC San Diego , Consulting Executive Engineer, East Campus Utility Plant (ECUP) Expansion San Diego, CA

UC, San Diego East Campus Central Plant

Owen is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services. We are also collaborating with the design team on the new Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) in East Campus. The goal of the ECUP expansion is to provide required chilled water and emergency power utilities to the new CTRI building as well as other non-OSHPD buildings on UCSD’s East Campus. This project will also include a 3,500 gsf addition to the ECUP building to support the new chiller and emergency power generator.

CSU Dominguez Hills Library Addition D-B and Renovation Carson, CA

CSU Dominguez Hills Library Addition and Renovation

Owen provided structural seismic evaluation and design engineering services on the new Library Addition Project and the existing Library Renovation Project. The existing Library is located within the Leo Cain Educational Resources Center and occupies floors 1 through 4 in the building. The library shares the building with the Administration offices (5th floor), multimedia studios, and a variety of other uses on the 1st floor.

LACCD Mission College, New Family and Consumer Studies Building & Bookstore Sylmar, CA

LA Mission College Culinary Arts

Owen provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. This new 73,000 SF three story building houses the culinary arts department and Campus book store. Relevant project features include a kitchen demonstration lecture hall which has extensive audio/visual equipment, computer facilities and television screens for students to observe the instructing chef. There are also 5,000 SF of lecture classrooms with auditorium seating and projections screens and 3,000 SF of faculty and staff offices. The building is designed to minimize energy consumption. LEED Platinum

UC Irvine, Clinical Laboratory Replacement Building D-B Irvine, CA

Clinical Laboratory Replacement

Owen is providing structural engineering services for the new LEED design-build Clinical Laboratory replacement building. A 48,000-square-foot pathology laboratory will replace and upgrade facilities lost with the demolition of buildings 1 and 10 at the site. About 12,000 square feet of fifthstory shell space is planned for use as a medical center administration office.

Experience Where It Counts LACCD Valley College Child Development Center Los Angeles, CA

LA Southwest College, Modernization of Science and Math, Fitness and Wellness Center, and the Cox Little Theater Building and New Parking Structure D-B

LA Valley College Child Development Center LA Southwest College, Bundled Modernization Projects

Owen provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for a new Child Development Center and auxiliary Family Resources Center. The new CDC is a 25,904 GSF single story building and houses administration and clerical space including conference and record rooms; children development space with six classrooms; development support workrooms, preparation rooms, teacher’s offices, storage areas, and staff lounge); outdoor play area with shade and equipment storage areas; and general facility support.

Owen is the structural engineer of record for the design build team providing structural evaluation, analysis and seismic strengthening engineering solutions. Upgrade and modernization of three main campus buildings, the School of Science and Math building, Fitness and Wellness Center, and the Cox Building and Little Theater that have been in use for decades. The project also includes a new 650�car parking structure on the east side of the campus.

University of California, Riverside Alumni & Visitors Center Riverside, CA

California State University, Performing Arts Upgrade Fullerton, CA

UC Riverside, Alumni & Visitors Center

Owen provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services. The UCR Alumni & Visitors Center is a new two-story structure, housing meeting rooms, offices, a library, a kitchen, and dining rooms; Type V-N, fully sprinklered construction, with a building area of approximately 13,400 gsf.


CSU, Fullerton Performing Arts

Owen provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services on this four-story theater and classroom building. This building is well over 30 years old and required substantial upgrades in its HVAC systems for space comfort and energy efficiency improvement, code compliance, modernization, and ease of operation.

Experience Where It Counts California State University, Fullerton Cogeneration and Central Plant Retrofit Fullerton, CA

CSU, Fullerton Cogeneration Plant

Owen provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services including studies, design and construction administration for the California State University, Fullerton Cogeneration and Central Plant Retrofit Project. The designbuild project included evaluation of the entire campuswide chilled water (CHW) and heating hot water (HHW) distribution and pumping systems, as well as other miscellaneous studies, for compatibility with the new Tri-Gen plant. Developed a new sequence of operation for all buildings with off-hours or existing booster CHW and HHW pumps.

University of Southern California Parking Structure #1 D-B Los Angeles, CA

USC Parking Structrure #1 D-B

Owen was hired by USC to provide structural engineering services as part of the design/build team for this project. The PS is 6-levels and 1,400 stalls. This involved exterior architectural finish, a design-build competition, and comparative cost analysis all led to the determination that castin-place post-tensioned concrete is the most economical and practical alternative.

University of California Riverside Humanities - Olmsted Hall Building Renovation Riverside, CA

California State University, San Bernardino Education Building San Bernardino, CA

Humanities-Olmsted Hall Seismic Upgrade

CSU, San Bernardino Education Bldg

Owen provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for this new, 3-story, 135,000 square foot building, valued at $40M. It houses education programs as well an atrium for large gatherings.

Owen provided engineering services included structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, life safety, security and telecommunications/teledata on this rehabilitation and seismic upgrade project. The project consisted of the seismic evaluation and strengthening of five different but connected buildings ranging between two to four story high, built in early 60’s. The work also involved a complete redesign of interior space requirements to upgrade seismic strengthening and building energy efficiency.

Experience Where It Counts Orange Coast College, New Consumer Science & Lab Building

California State University Channel Islands Central Plant & Campus Infrastructure Improvement Camarillo, CA

New Consumer Science & Lab

Owen provided HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Services for the New $24M Consumer Science and Lab Building. The New Consumer Science and Lab Building at consists of three, new, two-story, science buildings toalling 66,409 gsf.

University of California Irvine, Crawford Hall Athletic Building Irvine, CA

Crawford Hall Athletic Building

Owen provided structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing engineering on this two-part project to upgrade and expand the athletic facilities. Part I consisted of seismic strengthening of the existing athletic facilities including the Gymnasium and the Office buildings. Part II involved the new design of a 26,292 gross square-foot expansion featuring a new aquatics building and a new 130seat multi-purpose auditorium with grandstands, large conference room for academic and social functions, sports support facility with aquatic offices, team rooms, restrooms and ticketing facilities, and a new academic study center.

CSU Channel Islands Campus Infrastructure

Owen provided full-service design for the Campus Infrastructure Improvements Project established at the site of the former Camarillo State Hospital and Development Center. The existing campus building inventory, turned over from hospital usage, is comprised of approximately 1.6 million gsf of buildings, built from the 1930s to the 1950s. CSUCI is renovating or demolishing these buildings, and constructing new buildings, for classrooms, offices, library, and other University facilities. As a result, an extensive campus infrastructure is required to support this ambitious building program.Developed a new sequence of operation for all buildings with off-hours or existing booster CHW and HHW pumps.

Experience Where It Counts HED DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS • CSULA Student Union Replacement

CSULA Student Union Replacement D-B Los Angeles, CA

• UCI Medical Center Parking Structure • UCI, Croul Hall, Laboratory Building • UCI, Natural Sciences Unit 2 • CSUF, Titan Student Union/Student Recreation Center Central Plant • UCI, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences • UCI Medical Center Clinical Laboratory Replacement Building • UCI, Engineering Unit 3 Lab Building • CSU, Dominguez Hills Library Addition and Upgrade • UCI Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Center Building • LACCD, Pierce College Horticulture and Animal Science Facility • CSU, Fullerton Campus-Wide Energy Conservation and Infrastructure Improvements Projects • UCI, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Center • LACCD, Southwest College East Campus Site Improvements: Northeast Quadrant Parking Structure, Cox Building Upgrade, Cox Building - Little Theater Upgrade, Lecture Laboratory Building - Modernization, Fitness and Wellness Center

CSULA, Student Union Replacement Design-Build

Owen’s engineers were part of the design-build team for the demolition of existing facility and design of a new replacement 100,587 sf, four-story facility. The structure is designed with a Special Moment Resisting Frame system with Side Plate connections have been used to resist seismic and wind loads and provide a best value design solution to the owner. The new structural system also allowed the building to move horizontally to decrease effects of seismic activity. The use of this system decreased the aggregate weight of the building, thus reducing steel costs that were steadily climbing during the procurement phase of this project.

UCI, Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Center D-B

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE • Claremont Graduate University • Cal Poly Pomona

• CSU Northridge • CSU San Bernardino • CSU San Diego

• CSU San Marcos • Cal Poly San Luis • CSU San Obispo Francisco • CSU Channel • UC Davis Islands • CSU Dominguez • UC Irvine Hills • UC Los Angeles • CSU Fullerton • UC Riverside • CSU Los Angeles • UC San Diego • USC

UCI, Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Lab Design-Build

Owen is the Structural engineer of record on this design build of a new unique 105,000 sf 4-story facility including a basement level. The structure is poured in place concrete with perimeter shear walls, and the floors are concrete flat slabs.. The design team completed the building, including detailing, using Revit (BIM).

Experience Where It Counts UC, Irvine Natural Sciences Unit 2 D-B Irvine, CA

COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE • Coast Community College District • College of the Canyons • El Camino Community College • Grossmont Community College • Las Positas Community College • Long Beach City College • Los Angeles Community College District • Mira Costa Community College District

UCI, Natural Sciences Unit 2 Design-Build

Owen is the Structural Engineer of Record on this new $44 million, 136,380 gsf, five-level, poured-in-place concrete laboratory facility. It houses four levels of wet lab space, high energy physics, scholarly space, biomedical lab space, and five levels of biomedical office space. LEED Gold Certified.

• Mt. San Jacinto Community College District • Santa Clarita College • Santa Monica College • Southwestern College • Taft College


Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences D-B Irvine, CA

Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences

Owen was the structural engineer or record as part of a design-build team that provided a six-story LEED Gold building that expanded the existing ICS campus and increased general assignment classroom space by more than 46,000 sf. The design of this 147,975 sf facility was intended to enhance interaction between faculty and students and to create a progressive learning environment. Designed with flexibility in mind, the plans were outlined to accommodate ICS growing faculty, staff and student body populations. Concrete shear wall with posttensioned slab were used to carry gravity loads to the 5th floor. Designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Owen provides comprehensive services in a unique, single-source setting, with client satisfaction our primary goal. Founded in 1981, Owen quickly established a reputation for providing the highest standard of consulting services. Additionally, Owen provides design solutions using the latest version of AutoCAD and REVIT. With LEED Accredited Professionals who can provide assistance toward LEED Certification of building design and can incorporate sustainable design best practices. Over the past thirty years, OWEN has completed over 350 educational projects including public and private schools, colleges and universities. We have successfully completed projects in design-bid-build, CM@R, CM MultiPrime, design-assist and in design-build delivery methods. We have designed a wide variety of project types including classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, lecture halls, auditoriums, nursing, science and research labs, athletics, sports, maintenance facilities, central plants & infrastructure, housing, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, and parking projects.


Competitive advantages over other firms in the same industry; • Owen’s structural, civil, mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering divisions provide a comprehensive and integrated set of innovative, and cost efficient solutions. • Our structural engineering experts specializes in concrete, masonry, steel and wood structure types. With cutting edge materials technology, such as fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) and passive energy dissipaters for seismically active regions like California, Owen remains at the vanguard of structural engineering expertise. • Supporting Owen’s senior licensed engineers, is a team of engineers and designers who apply practical knowledge and technology including BIM, Revit and CAD to complete our construction documents. Our team brings extensive experience in earthquake engineering, and retrofit solutions, energy and renewable technologies that have brought Owen to the forefront of sound and costeffective Construction. PUBLIC SECTOR CLIENTS: • California State University • University of California • California Community Colleges • California Public School Districts • Department of General Services (DGS), RESD-Project Management Branch • Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) • California Department of Corrections (CDCR) • Division of the State Architect (DSA) Contract Fire and Life Safety and Structural Safety Plan Check for both the Los Angeles and San Diego Regions • OSHPD - Structural Plan Check • Cities and Counties- Various • Veterans Affairs • Department of Defense (DoD) -various

Owen is a California-based consulting firm that has provided comprehensive engineering design, energy and commissioning, design-build, and construction related support services to a full range of public and private clients for decades. We have gained a solid reputation in the industry for delivering projects with cost efficiency, on schedule, within budget, and to the full satisfaction of the client.

Awards • National DBIA Excellence Award | University of California Irvine, Engineering Unit 3 • DBIA Merit Award, Public Sector Building over $15 Million | California State University, Los Angeles Student Union • DBIA Merit Award, Public Sector Building over $15 Million | University of California, Irvine Computer Sciences Unit 3 Bren Hall • CTF Transit/Rail Project of the Year | Perris Station Transit Center • CMAA Project Achievement Award | North Corona Main Metrolink Station Parking Structure & Pedestrian Bridge • ACI Excellence in Environmental Use of Concrete | University of California, Irvine Medical Center Laboratory Replacement Building • APWA Project of the Year | La Crescenta Library • Green Building of America | Los Angeles Rampart Station • ACI Outstanding Achievement & Excellence | University of California, Irvine Engineering Unit 3 • California Construction Best of 2006 | University of California, Irvine Natural Sciences Unit 2

Contacts Richard Henrikson, PE, LEED AP Managing Principal | MEP Engineering Services 949.860.4900 | rhenrikson@henriksonowen.com

Nader Namdar, SE, PE Principal Structural Engineer 949.680.2800 | nnamdar@owengroup.com

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