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The New Look of HBC

12/04/2014

We're celebrating the launch of our new website and logo!New HBCLogoMany of our clients and industry partners are familiar with the iconic HBC logo. Easily recognizable, the logo was designed over 15 years ago by Walt Thomas, founder of AREA. Walt hand drew the original HBC letters to create a custom look and feel that would establish the company's brand identity, and we have been known by those characteristic letters ever since. As we grow into the future, it seems natural that our logo would change to express who we are now. It''s important to us that we continue the legacy of our iconic HBC logo, but we have chosen to update the font and composition slightly to bring more attention to our full name – Howard Building Corporation. Our company was established by Mike Howard over 30 years ago, and our foundation is strong. By bringing attention to the Howard name, we honor our history, while we simultaneously look to our future.

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David Flores Art Defines Sunset Media Center Reposition

12/01/2014

HBC worked with designers at Gensler to reposition Kilroy Realty's Sunset Media Center property located prominently on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.  This complex renovation included the entire first and second floor public areas and lobbies in the 22-story high rise building, as well as valet parking areas, the garage and complete site upgrades. The entire ground floor was demolished and redesigned by cutting out the existing 2nd floor concrete deck and providing structural upgrades to create a two story open atrium.  As an even larger challenge, all of this work was completed without disruption to the various ground floor tenants including restaurants, coffee shops, banks and retail tenants, as well as all of the corporate tenants that make up the remaining floors of the building.

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