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Anaheim Office Update

2020 showcases Anaheim’s wide range of projects and craftsmanship

2020 was an exciting year of delivering successful projects on time and on budget to earn well-deserved recognition from clients and partners. “Fortunate to be deemed an essential business during the pandemic, we were able to transition and manage on-site crews with new procedures and processes without having to hit the pause button,” said Pete Iverson, Area Operations Manager.

The Secret Life of Pets attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood was completed in March. KHS&S’ work on the two-story attraction included interior and exterior framing, plaster, EIFS, drywall, architectural ornamentation and woodwork – right down to the exterior planter boxes. Now the team is off onto another adventure with Universal Studios Hollywood collaborating on Super Nintendo World targeted for an opening in 2023, showcasing KHS&S’ theming, plaster and rockwork expertise and craftsmanship.

KHS&S Anaheim also wrapped up the 65,000 square foot expansion at Morongo Casino. Work included exterior EIFS, interior walls, acoustical ceilings and ornamentation. Colorful FRP flower petals spanning 50 feet across the ceiling at the casino’s Splash Bar, offers a vibrant oasis in the Palm Springs dessert.

This year also saw the completion of the Playa Vista medical office building for Kaiser Permanente, where the architect specifically requested KHS&S to engineer and construct a complex structure for the main corridor. The KHS&S Computational Design and Digital Fabrication team engineered and prefabricated the complicated structure using aluminum panels. Relying on the cost and time-saving custom roll former, 100 panels were laser cut to precision. Assembled at the warehouse, the structure was broken down and transported to the job site and reassembled.

“Having the client see the value of technology and innovation delivered to the project was a significant point of distinction that contributed to additional work on the medical center awarded to KHS&S,” said Iverson.

In the spirit of teamwork, Iverson enlisted the assistance of a project manager and field supervision from the Concord office to complete metal framing for eight transit stations for the Crenshaw/LAX metro line. By sharing resources to meet the required quick turnaround, the project was completed in 20 weeks.