Carlile Coatsworth Architects (CCa), an Irvine based architectural design and consulting firm, is a leader in architectural design across multiple industries. With a combined total of over 150 years experience, CCa has built a practice centered around problem solving when it comes to Design and Architecture in order to maximize each client's investment. CCa is more than just an architecture firm. We take the time to learn about our clients so that we can understand their goals and create a unique design solution custom-tailored to their exact needs.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America's (U.B.C.) International Training Center
The goal of this project was to design a 223,000 square foot training facility as part of the 12 acre United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America’s (U.B.C.) International Training Center campus in Las Vegas, NV. The facility houses classrooms, ballrooms, dining facilities, and a grand lobby that exhibits historic artifacts and carpenters tools. The facility also includes an 82,000 sqft shop space for classes, training, and demonstrations. The shop space includes an underwater welding tank, a steam turbine pit and a retractable roof. U.B.C. members will come here to train and develop their craft and skills in areas such as scaffolding, pile driving, concrete formwork, welding, and steam and gas turbine repair, installation and maintenance. In front of the facility will be a plaza at the center of the campus with outdoor seating areas and landscaping, linking the training facility to the rest of the U.B.C. campus.
A Distribution Center of nearly one million square feet was designed as a build-to-suit project for the sporting goods retailer Big 5. The tilt-up concrete facility houses a complex multi-level material handling system, 35,000 square feet of corporate office, 22,000 of warehouse offices and 6,500 square feet of hazardous material storage.
Jos A. Bank Clothiers is a national Men’s Clothing store based in Maryland. CCa has been a member of the Store Development Team for 12 years and, as the Architect has completed hundreds stores throughout the United States ranging in size from 3,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Stores contain sales area, dressing rooms, tailoring area/stock room and toilet rooms.
Located at the enviable position of heavily traveled Jamboree Road and MacArthur Boulevard, it's the perfect location for an upscale car dealership in an affluent neighborhood. The challenge was the only access allowed off of either street would be a right in/ right out curb cut along southbound Jamboree Boulevard. The dealership would be visible from all 4 sides with no back of house location to put less desirable elements typically at the rear of the site. Additionally, a 60' utility easement bisecting the site could not be relocated. Primary access would be off the surface street away from the major view corridor for both service and sales. The resulting solution challenged the typical dealership paradigm and created a dealership worthy of the luxury brand.
The process involved locating the service drive over the 60' easement and changing the typical placement of service writers along the service drive, and meeting customers with a greeter similar to a high end resort Porte Cochere. The service entrance to the dealership was located between two cascading water elements along the customers travel to their service writer. The customer service vehicles were able to be located in the covered service drive as well, therefore decreasing time and distance travelled to get service customer's and their items transferred to the loaner car and allowing the customer to get on their way. The motto of the dealership "It's About Time" was taken into account every step of the design process.
Goal was to modify existing building to house the showroom and product distribution for the upscale brand of SubZero/Wolf. The end result is a creative solution which resulted in the disabled access to the front access as well as well as complementing the existing architecture of the classic building.