Griffin Structures was selected as Construction Manager by the City of Tustin for delivery of its new library, and is the Owner’s Representative on behalf of the City. The library was completed in November of 2009. The project included construction of the new library and related site improvements featuring a courtyard and plaza connecting the existing City Hall.
The project is owned by the City of Tustin is operated under a lease agreement by the Orange County Public Library. The new library is 32,000 square feet serves students from both Tustin and Santa Ana School Districts, currently as one of the busiest Libraries in the OCPL system. It has private study and tutoring rooms that separate the children and young adults for better concentration and quality learning, and it includes 223 additional reader seats and 99 technology stations that will include licensed database search capabilities for the public’s convenience. Parents and children are able to enjoy the spacious outdoor reading area provided in the plaza and utilize the expanded collections of new books and various products.
This project has been awarded 2010 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, which recognizes the partnership between the managing agencies, the consultants/architects/engineers, and the contractors who, working together, complete outstanding public works projects or programs. The awards are divided into nine categories that include Transportation, Water and Wastewater, Facilities, Buildings, Public Works Management, Recreation and Athletic Facilities, Drainage and Storm Water Quality, Sustainability, and Creative and Innovation. This project received this honorable award in the category of Buildings.
"On behalf of the City of Tustin, I would like to relay our successful past and current working relationship with Griffin Structures, Inc. Griffin served as the Construction Manager on the City's Main Library. Over the past several years, the City of Tustin has enjoyed working with the Griffin Structures staff members as they have provided the City with excellent and responsive service.
Griffin’s role as Construction Manager on our new Main Library enabled their staff to become very familiar with our Public Works, Engineering, and Building Department staff members which ultimately led to a successful working knowledge of our City’s preferred procedures for managing construction projects within our City limits. Griffin’s understanding of how the various City departments function with respect to controlling the Contractor was vital to the timely completion and quality control of the Library project." - Christine Shingleton, Assistant City Manager, City of Tustin