Kilroy Realty Corporation
DIRECTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, has been a Howard Building Corporation client for many years. With more than 430,000 square feet of space, we have completed numerous projects with them, from minor renovations to complete redesigns of their space. One of the more challenging projects was completed in seven phases during off-hours due to the requirement that the facility remain fully functioning during the entire construction schedule. This project included using a furniture lift system to replace carpet under workstations during the evenings and weekends so that employees could work undisturbed during the day. Through careful coordination and planning with the client and architects at Gensler, the project was successfully completed two floors at a time.
Over time, HBC has installed all new paint and carpet in the facility, completed renovations of select elevator lobbies with stone flooring and back painted glass feature walls, incorporated a new rolling filing system that required structural bracing in the floor below, and installed new kitchen pantries with mosaic wall tiles and solid surface countertops. AVID bays, editing rooms, and voiceover and recording studios were constructed in the production area, and telepresence rooms with elaborate sound proofing and electrical and HVAC requirements were coordinated with an out-of-state vendor for the executive floors. Technical laboratories required supplemental HVAC, custom laboratory benches and stress racks for testing equipment.