The University of Southern California (USC) leased approximately 5,000 square feet in a Class A office building in the Penn Quarter to establish their offices of Federal Relations and Research Advancement close to the nation's Capitol. The commercial office building selected is multi-use, consisting of retail, residential and office tenants. CCSI Construction was selected to demolish and construct a space reflecting USC's excellence in public service and academics.
CCSI was engaged prior to the completion of the construction documents and worked with the client and architect to ensure the project could be constructed per the design intent and the budget. This involved attending meetings with manufacturer's representatives to verify the products worked within the space. For example, the modular furniture wall systems for the hoteling stations and conference room required adequate structural support, precise measurements and exact construction for proper installation. During construction, USC was interested in installing an audio visual system with video conferencing. CCSI facilitated the process by providing an AV designer to USC and installed the approved system. As a CCSI standard, existing materials were either salvaged and reused or recycled to prevent unnecessary waste in landfills. Some of these items included existing light fixtures, doors, frames, hardware and VAV's.
USC was pleased with the quality of construction which was delivered on budget and schedule.