USC Wellness – General Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
USC Engemann Student Health Center

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Year Completed:
2014

Project Value:
$ 355,040

Architect:
Chu + Gooding Architects

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.

Project Summary

Vision:
“Historic Wellness”. Re-use of the Historic USC General Hospital, (built in 1926) and sitting vacant for the inability to be earthquake retrofitted in a fiscally responsible manner. Convert the first floor space into a non-acute care Wellness Center to provide Healthcare to the underserved local community with the concept of “wellness related activities and information.”

Design:
Design with modern day neutral color palette products to incorporate the 85 year old beautiful terrazzo wainscot and other stone finishes and add a splash of color to invigorate wellness in the visitors to the Wellness Center tenants: YMCA, Arthritis Foundation and ADA. The project includes way-finding, exterior jogging trails, fitness areas, a dance studio, pilates stations and exercise rooms.

Construction:
Retrofitted concrete slabs from over 85 years of use and varying heights and transitions with Ardex K-15 and Feather Finish. Installed Armstrong Linoleum with heat welded seams in patterns and colors to tie in existing architectural beauty. Creative use of Armstrong Chroma Spin in layouts that tie in the various athletic and healthcare needs of the patients and tenants.

Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor products on the project: Armstrong Heatwelded Linoleum, Armstrong Chroma Spin VCT, base cove, and Ardex underlayments.

 

One Santa Fe (Los Angeles, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
Berkshire Communities

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Year Completed:
2016

Project Value:
$ 1,051,000

Architect:
KTGY

Products / Strategic Partners:
American Marazzi, ARDEX Americas,
Dal Tile, J + J Flooring Group,
Tandus Centiva

Project Summary

Vision:
One Santa Fe is situated on the east side of the Art District in Los Angeles and is part of a district-wide initiative to revitalize the area. The modern building counter-balances the industrial feel of the historical elements surrounding the site. The architect created a community that meshes small living with commercial and retail space that allows for ease of living. The products used were intended to mimic the simplicity of the building and allow for the space to flow from inside-out. Our installation recommendations were toward products with color that create a cohesive and functional space while adding a timeless element that will set a precedent for future buildings.

Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles CA)

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Project Description

Client:
UCLA Health

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Surface Area:
1,000,000 SF

Year Completed:
2008

Project Value:
$ 7,002,832

Architect:
Perkins + Will Architects
Pei Partnership Architects

Awards / Acknowledgements:
Starnet Design Award – Grand Prize Winner

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Flexco, Henry Adhesives, Mannington,
Milliken, Mohawk

Project Summary

Vision:
Built to be the most modernized healthcare facility in the world, the building is over 1,500,000 square feet and is the largest single healthcare building west of the Mississippi.

Installation:
Universal Metro invested 6 years, and at times over 40 staff members to complete the 1,000,000 SF project.

Design:
Well over 100 individual SKU’s were involved from manufacturers like Mannington, Armstrong, Mohawk, Flexco, Ardex, Lees Carpets, Milliken, and Henry’s Adhesives; all of which were managed by Universal Metro.
 

LA Kings Office and Training Facility (El Segundo, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
LA Kings Training Center

Location:
El Segundo, California

Year Completed:
2015

Architect:
Haskell Interiors

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Bentley Carpet, Armstrong Flooring Inc., Tarkett | Johnsonite, Daltile, Henry Adhesives

Project Summary

“The L.A. Kings – Stanley Cup Champions”

The Vision:
Re-Create an environmentally sustainable World Class facility for Sports Champions within the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. A facility where a winning professional sports teams are connected to the general public; including the Los Angeles Lakers and the L.A. Kings Hockey organizations. Incidentally, Universal Metro did the remodel of the facilities 15 prior. Says a fan who uses the facility, “How cool is it to play hockey, while a pro team practices on the rink next to you?”

The Design:
Creative use of flooring to tie in the team colors of “Black, White and Gray” in the remodel of the space and to have all the Kings operations under one roof, from the: corporate offices, team lockers, a new training gym, a media screening room, a physical therapy suite and main lounge.

The Construction:
Manage the installation of a multitude of floor covering products, including Bentley carpet, Armstrong Striations VCT, rubber flooring and wood. The crown jewel being one of the first open air training gyms in the world.

The Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed 100 % of the floor coverings on the project.

USC Galen Center (Los Angeles, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
USC Galen Center, 
HC Olsen Construction 

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Surface Area:
2,014 SF

Year Completed:
2014

Project Value:
$ 25,000

Architect:
Haskell Interiors

Awards / Acknowledgements:
Starnet Design Award Recipient – Bronze Winner Hospitality / Public Space

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Burke Flooring, Daltile,
Henry Adhesives, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Project Summary

Vision:
Take the USC storied history and update the team locker rooms with school colors and spirit through architectural specific coverings.

Design:
Universal Metro worked closely with the USC Construction and Design Team to pick colors, styles and manufacturers that met the design intent of vibrant and functional.

Construction:
Work closely with HC Olsen to renovate the facility over a two week installation period, yet maintain the quality needed for the insets.

Install:
Universal Metro designed, estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor and products on the project: sheet vinyl, heat welding, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, carpet, carpet tile, base cove Ardex underlayments, Ardex MC moisture mitigation systems.