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.

 

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.