GAA ARCHITECTS BEGINS DESIGNS FOR PHASE II OF VERY SUCCESSFUL CENTREPOINTE WAREHOUSE / DISTRIBUTION CENTER

PLAN FOR FIVE BUILDINGS TOTALING 882,000 SQ FT APPROVED BY CHINO PLANNING COMMISSION

CHINO, CA: GAA Architects, Inc., Irvine, CA, and Trammell Crow Company received approval from the Chino Planning Commission for plans of Phase II of Centrepointe. Phase I of the plan was very successful with 90% of the buildings' square footage leased before construction was completed. Phase II will more than double the 790,400 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse / distribution facility.

Construction cost is always important, but it is critical for a center of this size. With this in mind, GAA designed an ideal plan maximizing coverage and functionality utilizing tilt-up concrete construction with steel bar joists for the roof structure system. The result is an extremely low cost per square foot that will mean equally low lease rates for tenants.

Throughout the design of Phase I, GAA never lost sight of the fact that these buildings were to be aesthetically pleasing to the corporate user, a place where people would be proud to come to work. According to Dan MacDavid, Principal, Director of Design for GAA, vertical glass and monumental forms were used in Phase I to emulate the classic lines of other Trammell Crow buildings, a cost-effective design that looks elegant.

David Nazaryk, Vice President, Development Services for Trammell Crow Company believes that timing and location were also important factors in the success of this project. With the recent completion of the 71 Freeway providing access from Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, Chino is a significant location at a time when industrial businesses are greatly expanding.

Gilbert Aja, AIA, President and founder of GAA says his firm strives to go "beyond expectation in terms of functionality, economy and design" in all of their projects. Phase II of Centrepointe will be no exception. Groundbreaking is expected in early fall.