Sustainable Facility to Provide State-of-the-art Space for Patient Care, Research, and Training
Los Angeles, CA (November 12, 2014) – Last week, PCL Construction and UCLA dedicated the Edie & Lew Wasserman Building, a new landmark research and patient-care facility at UCLA. Designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, the $115.6 million project was completed by Morley Builders (shell and core) and PCL Construction (interior build-out). The LEED Gold, six-story building completes a long-held vision for a trio of facilities at UCLA—including the Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Doris Stein Eye Research Center—dedicated to restoring and preserving eyesight.
PCL Construction’s work at UCLA’s Wasserman Building included 83,000 square feet of tenant improvements to provide space for UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery and Institute of Urologic Oncology, and the expanding Stein Eye Institute. The lower level and a portion of the plaza level include operating rooms, patient prep, recovery space, support space for outpatient eye surgery, central processing, medical gas tank farm, and a pharmacy. The remaining space was designed to accommodate clinics, procedure rooms, diagnostic rooms, support spaces, private offices, a surgical training laboratory, conference space, and telemedicine room. The facilities also provide infrastructure to allow experts worldwide to pool their knowledge, and for surgeons to virtually rehearse complex procedures before entering the operating room.
Jack Sample, District Manager for PCL, says, “The Edie & Lew Wasserman build-out was a very rewarding project for PCL. The building brings together patient care, medical research, and practitioner training all under one roof. Being a part of a project that will serve so much public good is always very fulfilling.”
Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Assembly Member of the 54th District says, “PCL Construction’s work on the UCLA Wasserman Building provided skilled jobs and delivered added economic benefits in the form of business for local subcontractors and suppliers that has been felt throughout L.A. County at a time when it has been needed most — during our state’s slow but steady economic recovery. I applaud PCL Construction for its diligent efforts to bring this hugely important green building project to a successful completion.”
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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