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A Look Inside Four Projects Our Team Has in the Works

By The Hughes Marino Project Management Team

We believe a business’ commercial real estate provides the foundation on which it will build its future success. That’s why we make it our priority to clearly understand the expectations of each client, and hold ourselves accountable for delivering on that vision. From life science facilities to nonprofit headquarters, our Program, Project and Construction Management team has completed a variety of exciting projects over the past year. Here is an inside look at some of the projects we are honored to be a part of.

Cue Health

Hughes Marino represented Cue Health in the leasing of two new facilities in 2020, giving the Program, Project and Construction Management team the ability to continue working alongside Cue Health as they continue to grow. In March, Cue Health received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for its COVID-19 test for home and over-the-counter use, making it the first molecular diagnostic test available to consumers in the U.S. without a prescription. Prior to that, in October 2020, Cue Health received $481 million reward from by the Department of Defense, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to expand and scale up production of its point-of-care COVID-19 test kits.

Cue’s new 65,000 square foot facility houses several manufacturing cells, production and plating lines, warehouse and private and open offices. The second facility houses nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing cells that will allow Cue Health to increase production of its COVID-19 test kits per day, to get them on their way to deliver six million tests to the US Government.

The Hughes Marino Program, Project and Construction Management team, alongside McFarlane Architects and Burger Construction, were instrumental in the planning, design, permitting and construction of these facilities at a rapid pace.

Quidel Corporation

As the world continues to fight through the challenges posed by the global pandemic, Hughes Marino is proud to be able to partner with Quidel Corporation in delivering projects that help contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. These new projects will be used as a response to the increased demand for rapid diagnostic tests.

Hughes Marino worked very closely with Quidel and the general contractor to deliver a 106,500 square foot distribution center, which allows Quidel the ability to expand its network of distribution facilities. This distribution center comes equipped with ample storage and a state-of-the-art cold storage space that is needed to support the technologies created by Quidel. Because of the successful delivery of the new distribution center, Hughes Marino is very proud to announce that they will be working with Quidel on an additional facility to expand Quidel’s manufacturing capabilities. This project will transform an existing 115,000 square foot facility into a state-of-the-art manufacturing center, fully equipped with advanced temperature controlled environments.

Hughes Marino partnered with the Quidel project team, which includes Prevost Construction as the general contractor, McFarlane Architects as the architect, J & R Engineering as the mechanical/plumbing engineer, RB Consulting Engineers as the electrical engineer, Pacific Rim as the mechanical contractor, and Neal Electric as the electrical contractor.

Fish & Richardson

Intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson relocated to their brand new, highly progressive office on one and a half floors of a newly constructed Class-A 4-story building. The eye-catching curved ceilings, glass office fronts, outdoor terrace with a fire pit and floor to ceiling windows achieved Fish’s important goal of brightening the space and bringing the thoughts and benefits of the region’s nature, waves and sun into the space for all to enjoy. A new showcase staircase with all glass paneling connecting the third and fourth floors was installed to encourage individuals to interact with each other as part of a big collaborative workspace. Flexible spaces include small and medium conference rooms, however more notably are two large conference rooms, divided by a Skyfold retractable wall, allowing the rooms to convert into a larger conference room or training room. Additionally, a NanaWall glass front folding system can be fully open for events and access to the terrace. The space also consists of high-end finishes throughout, three types and sizes of private offices with custom furniture and adjustable sit stand desks, and a centralized spacious administrative hub with several workstations. Pacific Building Group was the General Contractor for the project designed by ID Studios.

Feeding San Diego

We are grateful and honored to have provided brokerage and project management services in the recent relocation of Feeding San Diego to their new 40,000 square foot headquarters in Sorrento Valley. As the leading hunger-relief charity and food rescue organization serving San Diego County, the relocation was a mission in and of itself, especially during a pandemic, when community needs and hunger were at an all-time high. The project utilized pushback racking that allows for 2-deep pallet storage in order to increase space efficiency. Also included in the warehouse is a new large walk-in refrigerator and freezer, both with racking, to store valuable perishable goods. The addition of new dock levelers, bug screens and in floor sunken scales has increased productivity and the flow of goods in and out of the space. The other half of the suite consists of two stories of refreshed office space that can house more employees than before, break rooms, large and small conference rooms, a new and spacious volunteer center and a large welcoming reception/lobby area. Burger Construction was the General Contractor for the project designed by Ware Malcomb.

We thank Feeding San Diego for all that they do for the community and encourage everyone to donate or volunteer for their cause at feedingsandiego.org.

We understand firsthand that construction management for any project often looks like a juggling act between architects, engineers, contractors, vendors and consultants, and with each client, we set a clear path forward, keeping their project on time and on budget at every phase. Our program, project and construction management team has extensive experience orchestrating the design and construction of virtually all types of projects—corporate, life science, residential, nonprofit, education, health services and much more. Need an honest opinion or would like to get our insights on your upcoming project? Just reach out, and we’ll be happy to help.

Hughes Marino’s industry leading Construction Management team has unmatched expertise in every type of commercial building project from tenant improvements to ground-up build-to-suits. With decades of experience in California and beyond, our project managers, engineers and LEED APs offer practical insights for the construction management professional.

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