Projects

The California Endowment Administrative Offices and Community Conference and Resource Center

Office building and community conference center with state-of-the-art audio/visual and information technology capabilities, food service, child watch, wireless technology and extensive artwork.

Ventura County Community Foundation Nonprofit Center

Created to be a hub for local nonprofits and community leaders, the VCCF Nonprofit Center is located along the Highway 101 corridor in Camarillo. Housing 15 nonprofits, the building includes a center for nonprofit leadership complete with a library and three classrooms wired for computers, projectors and internet access. There is also a community room which can hold up to 175 people.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

S.L. Leonard was engaged by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in 2013 to be its owners’ representative overseeing the entitlement, design and construction of its new 50,000 square foot office building in the Pico Union district of Los Angeles. Completion is scheduled for the beginning of 2017.

Legal Aid Foundation provides civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County.

High Rise Central Plant at 1900 Avenue of the Stars

S.L. Leonard was retained by Topa Management to be its owners’ representative on the design and installation of a new heating central plant on a high rise building located at 1900 Ave. of the Stars in Los Angeles. The schedule was accelerated as the building complex was terminating its lease for hot water from an offsite central plant.

Somis Union School District

S.L. Leonard was engaged by Somis Union School District December 2013 to be its Program Manager for the site acquisition, entitlement, design and construction of a new 500 student K-8 campus. The new campus will have a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Agriculture.

Multiple-Tenant Retail Building Renovation

S.L. Leonard was retained by Topa Management to be its owners’ representative on the exterior renovations of a multi-tenant retail block at Gayley and Kinross Avenues in Los Angeles. Scope of work included overseeing design, approval and construction of the building.

Birch Hills Apartment Homes

Completed in Nov. 2013 in the Brea community, the Birch Hills Apartment Homes is a workforce housing development with eight three-story buildings and one recreation building, arranged around central courtyards and linked by tree-lined pedestrian friendly landscaped walks for families earning between 30% and 60% of the Orange County Area Median Income.

Park Landing Apartments

Completed in Oct. 2013, the Park Landing Apartments in the City of Buena Park feature a unique green rooftop which provides more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space, including a bocce ball court, barbecue/picnic areas and Jamboree’s first Imagination Playground.

Century Villages at Cabrillo

Since 2010, S.L. Leonard has worked with Century Villages at Cabrillo, assisting with and helping to implement its Master Plan for the 26-acre residential campus established on a former US Naval housing site. Multiple projects included developing 81 units of permanent housing for formerly homeless families and individuals, development of a new community service building, installation of solar panels on an existing building and mitigating land use issues.

Diamond Aisle Apartments

25 units of affordable housing in Anaheim for families with an adult who is disabled with mental illness, with a special emphasis on addressing homelessness. On-site services for the mentally ill family member will be available through H.O.M.E.S. Inc. Includes 1 and 2 bedroom units. Includes Community Center, Tutoring and Computer Rooms, Laundry Facilities and Tot Lot.

 

Encanto del Mar Apartments

Affordable housing units ranging from one bedroom to three bedroom units, arranged around a series of courtyards.

Soho Apartments

A 12-unit affordable housing project in Ventura completed in October 2011. Most are 2-story, 2-bedroom units ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 square feet, centered around a courtyard.

Hillcrest Villas

Affordable housing with one-, two- and three-bedroom units designed in an Italian Villa style in Thousand Oaks.

Casa Pacifica

S.L. Leonard was engaged in 2013 by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families to be its owners’ representative overseeing the entitlement, design and construction of its nine-building master plan. Completion is scheduled for the Fall of 2016. The planned project would add living space and two new classrooms for 16 additional students.

Casa Pacifica provides hope and help for abused, neglected or at-risk children and their families.

Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

S.L. Leonard & Associates serves as project management consultants for this community building group, coaching and assisting staff with operations procedures and project-specific management issues, attending design and construction meetings, performing constructability reviews, arbitrating disputes, negotiating contracts and reviewing schedules, budgets and estimates.

Camarillo Public Library

New public library with state-of-the-art technology, meeting and conference space, and highly themed children’s areas.

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Life Sciences Research and Nursing Education Building

The largest single investment in south Los Angeles in 25 years, the $43 million facility will be located alongside the main administration building on the university’s 11-acre campus. The structure will house a newly furnished scientific research facility to provide state-of-the-art space for laboratories, clinical research and support functions for the College of Medicine, the College of Science and Health, and the new School of Nursing. Space also will be available for current and new research programs.

Read the Letter of Reference from Interim President Keith Norris, MD, FACP

Woodbury Apartments

90 units of affordable housing in Irvine. Includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Includes Community Center, Tutoring and Computer Rooms, Pool, Laundry Facilities, and Tot Lot. The Woodbury Apartments have 3-story garden-style walk-up units on grade, with on-grade garages and open parking.

Working Artists Ventura (the WAV)

A $57 million, state-of-the-art community designed for artists and creative businesses, WAV will offer affordable living and working space for more than 100 artists. The project will include an amphitheater and space for arts-friendly small businesses such as coffeehouses, galleries, cafes, wine bars and jazz clubs. The WAV project will include supportive housing and crucial services to those at the lowest end of the income scale. Market-rate condominiums with ocean views will help to subsidize the affordable housing. The entire community will be designed and built to the highest standards of green building technology as LEED™ certified.

Granite Court Apartments

71 units of affordable housing in Irvine for families earning 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income. Includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Includes Community Center, Tutoring and Computer Rooms, Exercise Room, Laundry Facilities, and Tot Lot. The Granite Court Apartments have 4 stories of units on podium structure (80,400 sf for units and community areas), 1 level of above grade parking, 1 level of below grade parking (62,100 sf for two levels of parking).

Grove Park Apartments

Completed in February 2011, Grove Park Apartments provide Section 8 housing to residents in Garden Grove’s Buena Clinton neighborhood.

Las Brisas II and Hart Village

S.L. Leonard & Associates worked with L.A. Community Design Center to complete Las Brisas II and Hart Village affordable housing projects in Signal Hill and Canoga Park.

Grand Avenue

This $3 billion mixed-use project designed by Frank Gehry includes a Four Seasons luxury hotel, apartments, condos, offices, retail and five levels of underground parking. Grand Avenue also will include a 16-acre park and two towers, one 52 stories high and the other 21 stories high. The entire public/private project will take up nearly three square blocks in downtown Los Angeles.

Crystal Cruises

S.L. Leonard & Associates provided training and consultation to this international luxury cruise line that refurbishes its ships every two and a half years. A team of contractors, designers and staff had only 12-14 days to provide $25-30 million worth of work during its most recent shipyard period, and needed to act efficiently and effectively.

Tahiti

Two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments in Santa Monica, landscaped central courtyard, community room and subterranean parking.

2602 Broadway, Santa Monica

Two- and three-bedroom affordable apartment units built on a podium deck in Santa Monica on a 1.5 acre site with a number of unique sustainable features for the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.

Project Management Highlights:

  • Pre-construction services including review and value-engineering of numerous unique design elements
  • Bid evaluation and contract negotiation
  • Construction-phase management services

Sustainable Features:

  • Aluminum shade boxes on windows for solar shading
  • 15,000 gallon rainwater cistern for landscape irrigation
  • Walkway balustrades made from sustainable tornillo wood which foster privacy and natural views
  • Designs that work around existing mature trees

Watch this YouTube clip to learn more about 2602 Broadway and its sustainable features.

Read more about 2602 Broadway and Daly Genik Architects in this Architectural Record article .

 

Palmdale Regional Medical Center Palmdale, California

Owner: Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Architect: HKS Architects
Assisted the Owner on a confidential assignment
New 4-story acute care hospital serving Antelope Valley, 239 beds

Museum of Ventura County Expansion

The $12 million expansion of the Museum of Ventura County is expected to double the number of visitors each year to more than 100,000. The new museum will include special exhibitions for local artists, tours, art classes, concerts and lectures. The project also will include a new education center and event pavilion, as well as the expanded Berry Research Library.

High Place

Two- and three-bedroom affordable units that have solar panels, LED lighting and drought tolerant landscaping in Santa Monica.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Prior to founding S.L.Leonard & Associates, Sean was the Senior Vice President of Project Management for the owner of the world-acclaimed concert hall, and Ry Pressman was Senior Vice President of Construction. The Concert Hall includes a 2,265-seat auditorium, a 250-seat multi-use theater, 600-seat capacity pre-concert hall, artist suites and rehearsal rooms, a 6,000-pie organ, library, restaurants, gift shop, expansive art gallery, office space, conference rooms, two outdoor amphitheaters and public gardens. S.L.Leonard & Associates provided post construction consulting services after the successful opening of the Hall.

WATCH: The celebration of the Concert Hall’s first ten years: 2003-2013.

READ: About the Concert Hall’s construction process: 16 years in the making.

READ: About the Concert Hall’s architecture: designed from the inside out.

The Mob Museum

The City of Las Vegas has restored the historically significant United States Post Office and federal courthouse building downtown, transforming it into the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, known as the Mob Museum. The Mob Museum will allow visitors to explore the history of organized crime in Las Vegas with interactive exhibits, films, artifacts and the re-creation of the original courtroom. The museum also includes a specialty retail store, special events areas, educational areas and office space. Workers referenced historic photographs and blueprints to maintain the 1950s look of the building while modernizing it, yet keeping many original elements intact.

The Master’s College, Mulitple projects

S.L. Leonard & Associates has assisted The Master’s College in multiple projects since 2009, including developing its $40 million master plan for the campus and its MacArthur Center, which serves as the hub of the campus; managing the design and construction of a state-of-the-art recording studio in the Music Center and leading the design team to create modern laboratory and classroom spaces in the 10,200 square foot Reese Center for Science and Mathematics building.

Sequoyah School, Multiple projects

Since 2010, S.L. Leonard & Associates has assisted Sequoyah School with a number of projects including perimeter and infrastructure enhancement of an aged and historical K-8 campus on Caltrans property designed to enhance the property as well as provide added safety while maintaining campus visibility to the community; and new construction on three high performance buildings: a multipurpose room, laboratory and classrooms added to increase capacity and capabilities.

Village Christian Schools, Sun Valley, California

As one of the school’s biggest projects in 25 years, this three-tiered project included converting an existing gymnasium into a multi-purpose performing arts venue and developing two new facilities: a Performing Arts Annex, including a black box theater, and an Athletic Training Facility.

Crossroads Community Church

The new Crossroads Community Church building in Camarillo features an auditorium, student center, café, library, pre-school and administrative space.

Charles Drew University Parking Structure

As part of the largest single investment in south Los Angeles in 25 years, the new $5 million Charles Drew University parking structure will offer three levels of above-ground parking and will be monitored by closed-circuit television cameras and a Blue Light Emergency Telephone system. The surface lot will include new landscaping and street lights.

Read the Letter of Reference from Interim President Keith Norris, MD, FACP

Fuller Lofts

Adaptive reuse of 1920s era warehouse with new penthouse units and parking structure.

 

Camarillo Ranch Barn

One of the oldest landmarks in the city, the Camarillo Ranch Barn is 104 years old and was refurbished for more than $850,000 to host events. Renovations include seismic upgrades, replacing the dirt floor with concrete, adding a new roof, storage, restrooms, food prep and servery, as well as audio-visual capabilities, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, interior and exterior lighting, air conditioning and code-compliant disabled access. The exterior appearance will remain the same.

City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital

The state-of-the-art facility enhances collaboration between physicians, supportive caregivers and clinical researchers, giving cancer patients the highest level of attention and comfort. S.L. Leonard & Associates assisted City of Hope with managing the successful construction of this world class hospital.

Pacific Court

44 units of affordable family housing with retail, community room, library and computer area.

Oaks Christian School Bedrosian Pavilion

The two-level multi-use facility supports the performing arts and sports. It has a large group meeting room for assemblies and dances, and classrooms for band, choir, dance and broadcast.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Orlando, Florida

Sean Leonard led the joint venture team selected as Development Manager to evaluate and update the design, schedule and budgets of this $380 million complex with 2,700 and 300 seat theaters and a 1,700 seat multi-form hall. The project is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.

Three retail shops at 1028, 1038 & 1025 Westwood Boulevard

S.L. Leonard was retained by Topa Management to be its owners’ representative on three retail projects at 1028 Westwood, 1038 Westwood and 1025 Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Scope of work included negotiation of the landlord work letter and overseeing design, approval and construction of landlord work in three spaces. The work consisted of roofing, exterior repairs and structural upgrades.

 

University of Judaism’s New Chapel and Library Expansion

The library will house the university’s rare book collection, including group study areas, public spaces, compact shelving, wireless Internet access and radio frequency identification for self-check out capability.

Read the news release.

Charles Drew University Cafe

As part of the largest single investment in south Los Angeles in 25 years, the new Charles Drew University Café is the campus’ first permanent food facility and will be adjacent to the Health Services Library. The café will feature seating for 20, a serving area and a back-of-house food preparation area, all built using sustainable design strategies including eco-friendly materials, energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality. With healthy menu options, Wi-Fi and a computer bar, the design features an energetic and welcoming atmosphere.

Read the Letter of Reference From Interim President Keith Norris, MD, FACP

California Space Center

Designed to inspire students to study science, technology, engineering and math, as well as to educate the public regarding space enterprise, the California Space Center will include a public launch viewing amphitheater, private VIP launch viewing opportunities, youth and adult education facilities and a space exploration museum. Located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, the 71-acre site off Highway 1 will include rocket and missile launches and expects to draw hundreds of thousands of people each year as it is completed in phases over the next decade.

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

This project is currently under development.

Letter from: Alexis Okumura

Read The News Release

Olive Court

Single- and multi-level townhomes in Long Beach with one, two, three and four bedrooms.