LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Webcor Builders, an award-winning general contractor specializing in a wide variety of project types, announced today it has been selected by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) as the general contractor of the initial phase for the creation of a 10.25-acre research park which will be located within the 72-acre Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Webcor will work closely with ZGF Architects LLP, a national architectural, planning, and interior design firm selected by LA BioMed to develop the plans for the research facility.
LA BioMed, one of the largest independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institutes in the country, is working closely with the County of Los Angeles to implement a public-private partnership in Biotechnology.
Webcor has been selected as the general contractor for the research park due to its industry-leading technology practices and unrivaled track record, led by an accomplished management team. Webcor has built more than 50 million square feet of projects during forty years of business. It has delivered efficient, high-performance buildings since the mid-1990s, winning several awards in sustainable "green" building. Webcor clients include Oracle, eBay, Lucasfilm, Starwood Lodging and the California Academy of Science.
"We are delighted to announce the commencement of Phase I of our master plan and look forward to working closely with the outstanding teams at ZGF and at Webcor Builders," commented Dr. David Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. "ZGF's extensive experience in designing state-of-the-art research facilities, together with Webcor's exceptional reputation for quality construction and superior service, brings an innovative approach to the complex design and construction needed for cutting-edge biomedical research."
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