Downtown San Diego will see its first new high-rise building in more than a decade. The 23-story Broadway 655 will include 356,000 sf of office space and four stories of residences. It was designed by Carrier Johnson of San Diego. General contractor Webcor Builders, San Mateo, Calif., will become a building tenant. Lankford & Associates, La Jolla, Calif., is the developer. The 410,000-sf building is scheduled for occupancy in the summer of 2005.
Krusinski Construction Co., Oak Brook, Ill., has received a $6 million contract to build a 63,000-sf Comcast Communications office/warehouse in Homewood, Ill. The architect is Gromatzky Dupree and Associates, Dallas.
New York City's first high school to offer a specific architecture curriculum is under construction in Queens. The 150,000-sf High School for Architecture and Urban Planning was designed by STV Inc. of New York City and Arquitectonica of Miami. Skanska USA Building, Parsippany, N.J., is the GC for the four-story building. The owner is the New York City School Construction authority. Completion in early 2006 is projected.
The $24 million Swope Music Building and the Performing Arts Center at West Chester (Pa.) University will include studios, teaching labs, and recital halls. The architect is MGA Partners of Philadelphia, with Heery International, Atlanta, as the CM manager. Look for a 2007 opening.
Construction has begun on a $13.3 million renovation and expansion of the University of California-San Diego's Biomedical Library. The renovated and expanded library will house a 24-hour computer reading room. The Los Angeles office of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer & Associates is the architect, and St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies is the general contractor. Completion will be in 2006.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is planning a new 600,000-sf headquarters. The design team consists of the local office of Ellerbe Becket Architects in association with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York City. J.E. Dunn Construction was named CM. Construction is expected to begin late this year or in early 2005.