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McShane Construction Completes Office Building Renovation for HighBrook Investment Management

February 4, 2014

Edward J. Pitula, LEED AP, Vice President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm has completed the comprehensive renovation and construction assignment on the Von Karman Tech office building for owner, HighBrook Investment Management.

Located at 16842 Von Karman Avenue in Irvine, California and originally constructed in 1980, the two-story, 100,603 square foot building underwent extensive interior and exterior improvements transforming the property into a contemporary office environment meeting the needs of today’s users.

The assignment encompassed the renovation of the building’s four interior lobbies that included contemporary enhancements to flooring, walls and color palette providing greater aesthetic appeal. McShane installed new all-glass entrances and Herculite doors, accented with decorative concrete framing, together with new staircases, flooring, wall finishes and a mezzanine expansion. The office building’s restrooms and elevator system were also refreshed and improved.

The exterior of the Van Karman Office Building was modernized and updated through the incorporation of a smooth plaster façade applied over the existing exposed tiltwall aggregate panels and a new color scheme. Upgraded landscaping and the installation of new directional and monument signs were also completed on the property. McShane enhanced the existing surface parking lot and completed the necessary exterior and interior upgrades to satisfy current ADA requirements.

“We are pleased to have been selected by HighBrook Investment Management to transform this landmark building into a contemporary office environment,” remarked Pitula. “McShane’s extensive experience in the renovation and construction of office facilities met the goals and vision of our client in offering highly-desirable tenant spaces within Irvine’s diverse business district.”

Von Karman Tech Office Building is located adjacent to The District at Tustin Legacy, a contemporary retail, dining and entertainment venue. The building also offers close proximity to Interstates 405, 55, 5 and 241 freeways. Additionally, Von Karman Tech is located within 10 minutes of the John Wayne, Orange County Airport.

Shlemmer Algaze Associates provided the comprehensive architectural services for the renovation assignment.