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Magnolia Place, the new home of the Childrenís Bureau of Southern California, involved the adaptive reuse of an existing warehouse in inner-city Los Angeles. With design and landscape architect Rios Clementi Hale Studios, House & Robertson executed the conversion of the 47,000 square-foot tilt-up building into a true mixed-use facility, comprising offices for the Bureau; a community center/meeting room; an interior mall with tenant spaces for the Bureauís Community Partners; and a childrenís daycare center. An 8,000 square-foot playground and accessory building serving the daycare center were built on the adjoining lot.

The project, with construction manager Danny Kaye of Totum Consulting, was awarded a 2009 Project Achievement Award by the Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America.

Client: The Children's Bureau of Southern California
Design and Landscape Architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Construction Cost: $8,500,000
Floor Area: 47,000 SF
Project Delivery Method: Negotiated GMP