SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX
250,000 SF Historic Renovation and Tenant Improvements for State Appellate Courts Owner's Representative for the Supreme Court
Following the move to temporary quarters in 1992 by the Supreme Court, First District Court of Appeal and the Administrative Office of the Courts, the State of California authorized a special bond program to renovate the Supreme Courtís historic building at San Franciscoís Civic Center and construct an adjacent State Office Building. The Supreme Court would return to its historic home along with the First District Court of Appeals; new facilities would be created on 4 floors of the adjacent building for the expanding Administrative Office of the Courts, and the facility would once again be the seat of Californiaís judicial branch of government.
Mr. Lukes was asked by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Hon. Malcolm Lucas, to represent the courtís interests during the entire design and construction process, with the primary objective being to ensure that the new facility met the judicial branchís present and foreseeable needs, and that the history and unique operational requirements of the California appellate courts would be reflected in the facilityís planning. Chief Justice Lucas retired in 1996 and his successor as Chief Justice, the Hon. Ronald M. George, asked us to continue assisting the court, with particular emphasis on accommodating recent changes in the courtís personnel, implementing appropriate design and uses throughout the historic structure, programming and design of a newly consolidated 40,000 square law library which would serve the entire judicial branch, detailed review and coordination of all security planning, design, specification, and scheduling of new furniture systems, assisting with the planning and implementation of new data and voice network installations, and accommodation of an arts installation.
We worked on the project in both Aspen and San Francisco for four years, culminating with an intensive effort over several months on site during the final phases of construction, and throughout the move-in period and installation of new furnishings.
SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA and JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA 200,000 SF Tenant Improvements for State Courts
Owner's Representative for the Supreme Court and Judicial Council
As a result of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the California Supreme Court and First District Court of Appeal relocated from their historic State Courts Building to approximately 200,000 SF of leased space in a downtown high-rise building. William Lukes + Associates was selected by the Judicial Council of the State of California to represent the interests of the two Courts as well as the Administrative Office of the Courts during construction and move in. We were retained when working drawings were well underway and it became clear that there were significant cost and schedule problems, and that completion within a predetermined time frame was at risk.
Our responsibilities included management of the construction team as well as significant involvement with lease interpretation and landlord / tenant matters. Starting with detailed examination of the budgets and cost estimates, we represented the State during negotiations with the building owner and contractor and were able to assist them in obtaining significant cost reductions. Our responsibilities included almost daily construction visits, development, monitoring and control of the schedule, organization of project meetings, and detailed review of all change orders. The project was completed as scheduled and the Supreme Court held their first session in the new courtroom two days later. Our firm assisted with a phased relocation of the three agencies and over 500 people during a six week period.
1700 CALIFORNIA STREET San Francisco, California
250,000 SF Office and Residential Building Project Manager and Owner's Representative
1700 California is a 250,000 SF mixed use building at California and Van Ness in San Francisco. Mr. Lukes was retained by the owner, American Savings & Loan, to manage the fast-track construction of the building, administer all contracts and construction documentation, review and approve plans, and negotiate the leases for the building. The construction was completed by the penalty date established in a ground lease. During the four years that he was responsible for this building, the core and shell construction was completed and 85% of the 80,000 SF of commercial space was leased and built out. The construction cost of the building was approximately $20 million and the cost of the tenant improvements was approximately $3 million.
DANIEL BURNHAM COURT San Francisco, California
500,000 SF Residential / Office / Retail Building Owner's Representative / Partnership Management
Daniel Burnham Court is another mixed use building in which Mr. Lukes was involved in the construction of both the building and the tenant improvements. The 500,000 SF building consists of 245 condominiums and 100,000 SF of office and retail space. During some of the six years that Mr. Lukes worked on this project, he represented one of the two partners on the management committee that oversaw all construction and leasing efforts. From 1989 - 1992, William Lukes + Associates acted as the asset manager for the partnership and was responsible for all leasing and construction of tenant improvements. The construction cost of the building was approximately $40 million and the cost of the tenant improvements was approximately $3.5 million.
As the partnership's representative, Mr. Lukes was responsible for supervising and planning the closing the sale of the entire commercial parcel, consisting of 100,000 SF of rentable space and a parking garage, after the project was 85% leased in mid-1989.
LAW OFFICES OF BARTKO, WELSH, TARRANT & MILLER San Francisco, California
17,500 SF Tenant Improvements for Law Firm Project Manager and Owner's Representative
William Lukes + Associates was retained by this law firm to manage the construction of a 17,500 SF leased space. The firm had retained their own architectural firm and contractor and, starting when the construction documents were already underway, we were able to establish budgets and schedule the work so that the client could accomplish the move by the date required for vacating their former location and complete the project within an approved budget.
Our responsibilities included review of plans, negotiation of the construction contract and pricing, change order review, on-site representation, and coordination of furniture, phone/data systems, and moving. We also assisted the tenant with sublease / master lease interpretation and landlord matters.