News
03.14.2011
Feature> Love Fest: Best of the West Coast
Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology, IBE Consulting Engineers, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
Benny Chan

 

You asked for it, so here it is: our fourth annual West Coast favorite sources. This year’s list not only includes local architects’ most dependable consultants, contractors, products, and suppliers. It also includes many of our best projects from the last year. It’s a list that we’re especially proud of, and we think it will help architects be prepared as they continue to recover from the Great Recession and actually begin to build again.

Below is a sample listing from AN's annual West Coast best of issue. Additional categories include Engineers, Kitchen / Bath, Consultants / Services / Suppliers, Materials, Sustainability, Lighting, Glass, Fittings / Furniture, Curtain Wall / Door / Window. If you would like to purchase a full print edition of this feature, please contact The Architect's Newspaper at 212-966-0630.

 

Best of the West Coast

Jaqua Academic Center, Artemide, ZGF Architects.
Ron Cooper
 

General Contractor / Project Manager

 

Alonzo Construction
11556 Barman Ave.,
Culver City, CA;
310-391-2611
 
Blach Construction
469 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara, CA;
408-244-7100
 
Bremco Construction
3470 East Spring St.,
Long Beach, CA;
562-595-4687
 
City Front Plumbing
50 Tiburon St.,
San Rafael, CA;
415-454-6737
 
Cordell Corporation
900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles;
213-745-4922

 

Covi Concrete Construction
621 Reynolds Circle,
Huntington Beach, CA;
714-842-3185

Del Amo Construction
23840 Madison St.,
Torrance, CA;
310-378-6203
 
Design Plus Construction
2020 North Main St.,
Los Angeles;
213-746-3266

DPR Construction Inc.
3020 East Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ;
602-808-0500
 
Duran + Assoc
29301 Hillrise Dr.,
Agoura Hills, CA;
818-865-9658

 

Ganco Industries
2220 Revere Ave.,
San Francisco;
415-285-5838
 
GCI General Contractors
825 Battery St.,
San Francisco
415-655-6521
 
Hinerfeld-Ward
3734 Motor Ave.,
Los Angeles;
310-842.7929
 
J. F. Shea
655 Brea Canyon Rd.,
Walnut, CA;
909-594-9500

Lusardi Construction
1570 Linda Vista Dr.,
San Marcos, CA;
760-744-3133
 
Matt Construction
9814 Norwalk Blvd.,
Santa Fe Springs, CA;
562-903-2277

 

Metro Builders &
Engineers Group, Ltd.

2610 Avon St.,
Newport Beach, CA;
714-747-8372
 
Morley Builders
2901 28th St.,
Santa Monica, CA;
310-399-1600
 
Nautilus Group, Inc.
1223 16th St.,
Santa Monica, Ca;
310-479-7625
 
RJC Builders
3509 West 6th St.,
Los Angeles;
213-388-9327


Sundt Construction Inc.
2860 Gateway Oaks Dr.,
Sacramento, CA;
916-830-8000
 
Winters-Schram
Associates

11777 Mississippi Ave.,
Los Angeles;
310-473-8490

 

Best of the West Coast

Phoenix Biomedical Campus Health Sciences Education Building, DPR CONSTRUCTION, sUNDT CONSTRUCTION, Co Architects.
Co Architects
 

Del Amo Construction was attentive to schedule and budget, while maintaining a team approach to problem solving which included all stake holders. The project had to be phased to ensure continuous occupancy for the school and involved a complex balance of construction staging and logistics.”


John Enright
Griffin Enright
 

“Everyone at GCI is awesome to work with! They are all dedicated to providing high quality service regardless of the scale or budget of the project. They are true collaborators on the team and share our goals of providing creative and sustainable spaces.”


Beth Morris
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
 

Sundt’s Sacramento team joined the project in a design-assist role, bringing immense value and close collaboration on an innovative and highly sustainable construction approach.”


Chris Noll
Noll & Tam Architects
 

“Mark Montoya was my first point of contact when the owners of the Thornton Lofts decided to use Morley Builders for their project. This firm is so professional at absolutely every level its amazing. As an architect it’s a pleasure working with a group that treats you like an equal.”


Michael W. Folonis
Michael W. Folonis Architects

 

Compiled by Sam Lubell and Carren Jao.