IRVINE, Calif. (July 17, 2018) — Irvine Company announced today that R.D. Olson Construction, an award- winning general contracting firm in California known for its expertise in hospitality, multi-unit, education and mixed-use construction and management, will take 13,354 square feet at 400 Spectrum Center Drive, which is now 65 percent leased.
The company, which specializes in both renovations and ground- up construction, on restaurants, healthcare and higher education, built the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum and the full-service Irvine Spectrum Marriott, both of which are walking distance from its new headquarters.
“We’re excited to add a world-class construction company to the list of industry leading companies at 400 Spectrum Center,” said Tom Greubel, vice president, Irvine Company Office Properties. “We are thrilled that companies from different industries embrace the vibrant workplace community, and we look forward to offering them unique on-site services, experiences and amenities to help them increase productivity and continue to thrive.”
400 Spectrum Center is located in the center of Irvine Spectrum, one of California’s most successful live-work-play communities, adjacent to a variety of housing choices and Irvine Spectrum Center, which offers 1.2 million square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment options to seamlessly integrate work and life.
“It’s exciting to be walking distance from two of our marquee new projects,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction. “The building will help us enhance our brand, and the amenities will inspire our associates as we continue to recruit and retain top talent within the industry.”
Both 200 and 400 Spectrum Center offer two Irvine Company signature amenities: The Commons, an open air gathering place featuring casual workspaces, an outdoor living room and complimentary Wi-Fi; and KINETIC, which blends a state-of-the-art onsite fitness center and wellness services, and is across the street from the St. Joseph Hoag Health Wellness Corner at The Village apartment homes. Showers, lockers and covered bicycle storage enable outdoor fitness as well as easy commuting by bike.
The towers feature the sleek, modern design of world-renowned architect Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling glass providing superior natural light and unobscured 360-degree views that make the buildings stunning from inside and out. 200 Spectrum Center, which opened last year, is fully leased.
The Patio Marketplace, led by Chef Amol Thanky, will offer a dynamic menu, evolving with the seasons and the tastes of local foodies, and will open at 400 Spectrum Center in fall 2018. This will be the first Patio Group restaurant to feature an exhibition kitchen to provide patrons a more personal and interactive dining experience. The café connects to an adjacent conference center, and The Commons.
About Irvine Company Office Properties
As a long-term owner who continuously reinvests, Irvine Company has evolved the traditional office to something much more: vibrant workplace communities. A place where collaboration is encouraged and creativity is enabled to elevate business success. The Company owns and manages 150 premier workplace communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as iconic trophy towers in Chicago and New York. The portfolio includes 50 million square feet with more than 3,000 customers in a wide range of industries. Its timeless design and quality craftsmanship is consistent with its long-term view and pride of ownership.
About R.D. Olson Construction
Founded by Bob Olson in 1979 and led by President Bill Wilhelm, R.D. Olson Construction is one of the top 50 general contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel properties for several national hoteliers, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, and Starwood. R.D. Olson Construction is also an experienced builder of office, retail, restaurant, multi-family, education, assisted living and recreational projects. www.rdolson.com.