Hodgdon-Miank Construction, Inc., a full-service construction company based in the Inland Empire, has commenced as the Design Build contractor on the remodel of the 30,000-square-foot Carl E. Wynn Academic Center for Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Los Angeles County. Hodgdon-Miank Construction and its parent company, the Hodgdon Group, are handling the design, entitlements, construction and construction management of the new $4 million project, which includes gutting and remodeling the former Carl E. Wynn Science Center building on the Azusa East campus. The new building will be renamed the Carl E. Wynn Academic Center and will house faculty and staff from the Master of Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work, Undergraduate Psychology and Honors programs.
The new Carl E. Wynn Academic Center building will include 11 classrooms, 30 administrative and staff offices, 1,800-square-foot lecture hall, a conference room, small library, computer lab and workrooms, two focus rooms with viewing area. The renovated facility will also include a presentation room for new and prospective students and parents to be introduced to APU.
The building was originally constructed in 1975 and consists of a masonry shell with concrete floors and a metal roof system. "We stripped the building back to a raw shell and are reconstructing it as a new state-of-the-art facility. We organized a first class team of designers, consultants and sub-contractors to work with APU and complete this project in a short period," says Aaron Hodgdon, President of Hodgdon-Miank Construction.
"Hodgdon-Miank Construction is doing a total remodel that will bring the facility up to current code including the most recent handicap accessible building requirements, and include all new walls, flooring, lights, ceiling, electrical and plumbing systems," says David Miank, Executive Vice President, Hodgdon-Miank Construction. The remodel will also include a new energy-efficient HVAC system and glass and glazing systems, added insulation, and a new single-ply roof. Dan Wallner is Project Manager and Thom Duncan is acting as the Superintendent. Roger Deitos of GAA of Irvine, Calif. is the project architect.
In concert with its parent company, the Hodgdon Group, Hodgdon-Miank Construction provides full service general contractor and construction management services and/or design-build for all aspects of retail, medical, commercial, and industrial projects. In the last five years, the Hodgdon Group and Hodgdon-Miank Construction have been involved in the acquisition, development, and construction of over 3.5 million square feet of industrial, manufacturing, airport, retail, recreational vehicle, medical office, private college, and office projects valued at more than $550 million.
Most recently, Hodgdon-Miank Construction and its parent, Hodgdon Group, completed a design-build/construction management project at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. The team built four hangars designed for Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO), painting of 747-400 aircraft, and one hangar that will hold an Airbus A-380, the largest commercial aircraft. The project also included construction of office space, aprons, roads, infrastructure, drainage and retention systems, a million-gallon water tank, fire sprinkler deluge system, and related aviation facilities. Tenant coordination included working with world leaders Federal Express, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney.
From a small Starbucks to complex airport facilities, Hodgdon Group and Hodgdon-Miank Construction are capable of project managing any size project in a cost effective and expedient manner for their clients. "Hodgdon-Miank Construction has been instrumental in helping us achieve our goal," says Jim Christl, Azusa Pacific University's Director of Facilities Management Design and Construction. "When opened for spring classes in January 2010, the new Wynn Academic Center will help us provide more general classroom space for our growing student body."
About Azusa Pacific University (APU)
Azusa Pacific University (apu.edu) is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to God First and excellence in higher education. Offering more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, 26 master's degree programs, and seven doctorates to a total student population of more than 8,500 on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for six years running and by Princeton Review as one of the Best in the West. APU graduates are known for professional excellence, the highest ethical standards, and their desire to make a difference in the world.
About Hodgdon-Miank Construction, Inc.
With a combined experience of nearly 100 years in construction and real estate development, Hodgdon-Miank Construction (hmc-construction.com) has extensive experience with all types of construction. For more information, call Aaron Hodgdon or David Miank at 909.783.3020.