LOS ANGELES—PCL Construction and MorleyBuilders have completed a $115.6-million tenantimprovement project on the Wasserman Building atUCLA, a research and patient-care facilitydevelopment dedicated by Eddie and Lew Wasserman. PCL Constructionbuilt out the interior of the building while Morley Buildershandled the exterior of the project. Richard Meierand Partners Architects served as the project'sdesigners.


The 83,000 square feet of tenant improvements on the six-storybuilding made room for the Department ofNeurosurgery and Institute of UrologicOncology and expanded the JulesStein Eye Institute. The lower and plaza levelshouse operating rooms, patient prep, recovery space, outpatient eyesurgery support, central processing, a medical gas tank farm and apharmacy, while the remaining space in the building houses clinics,procedure rooms, diagnostic rooms, private offices, a surgicaltraining laboratory, conference space and telemedicine room. Thecontractors were unable to provide a comment before the publicationof this story.


The tenant improvements earned the building aLEED-Gold certification. The building is part of atrio of similar facilities on the campus that include the JulesStein Eye Institute and the Doris Stein Eye ResearchCenter. According to Hon. SebastianRidley-Thomas, Assembly Member of the 54th District,the project also had economic benefits thanks to the contractors'use of local subcontractors and suppliers.


PCL Construction is an expert in renovating landmark Los Angelesproperties. Earlier this year, the construction company led the$150 million renovation of Dodger Stadium. The renovations includenew restaurants and concession stands, entrance gates on the northside of the stadium and a new visiting team clubhouse near thevisiting dugout.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.