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Pankow stresses planning
and collaboration between
designers and trade partners.

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At a cost of roughly $15 million, Pankow's portion of the work
included constructing new plaza pavers, a water fountain, outdoor
stage, a circular two-story exterior stairway, elevated walkway and
patio and café space. A steel pedestrian bridge was constructed to
connect the plaza to the existing Judy Morr Theater.
Pankow used more than three miles of conduit, 94 tons of steel,
213 pallets of pavers, 900 linear feet of LED lighting and 106 plaza
ground lights for the construction. The arts plaza adds to Pankow's
growing portfolio of public works projects. Recent projects include
work on the John Anson Ford Theatres in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

sign/build and integrated project delivery, the company specializes
in design/build, design/assist and tenant improvement services for
complex projects involving occupied facilities for a diverse range of
markets and building types.
The company operates as a nimble organization, which enables
it to be a responsive and service-oriented builder. It strives to add
value to projects through fresh ideas, greater efficiency and by producing less waste.
Pankow is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute
(LCI), which provides knowledge sharing, training and resources
regarding project-based production management in the design,
engineering and construction of capital facilities. It has implemented lean practices with numerous healthcare clients and continues to
practice lean training efforts.
Pankow recognizes that lean delivery supports teamwork at the
collaborative design process as well as the planning and production
level of the construction process. The company stresses front-end
planning and collaboration between design professionals and trade
partners using a variety of visual tolls to identify issues and resolve
them during the design phase - as opposed to uncovering costly
issues during the construction phase.
The company's lean operations include functional huddles,
field training, recognition program and company-wide sharing
of lean improvements to increase employee engagement and
eliminate waste.

Ford Theatres
In the past year, Pankow provided construction services for a $72
million upgrade project to the historic John Anson Ford Theatres in
Los Angeles. The 1,200-seat open-air amphitheater was originally
built in 1920. It's owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated
through a partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation
and the Ford Theatre Foundation.
The upgrades included extensive demolition, design/build shoring, fire suppression and a variety of audio enhancements. A sound
wall that encompasses a projection booth and control room, catwalks
and an upgraded lighting platform were added along with a sound
barrier to help muffle vehicular noise coming from a nearby highway.
The theater has new retaining walls, site drainage, below-stage expansion and build-out, theatrical audio/visual system with lighting,
MEP systems and a variety of historic restoration enhancements.
This project also included a new three-story structure with a
full-service loading dock and offices and a 2,315-square-foot picnic
terrace that can seat up to 110 people. In addition, an 87-seat black
box theater was repurposed as a 580-square-foot self-serve food
marketplace and community room.

Lean Practices
Founded in 1963, Pankow is known for creative problem-solving,
engineering expertise and construction innovation. Pioneers of de-

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