Experience

VCC Project Experience

With over a quarter century in the construction industry and nearly twenty five decades of work experience combined, VCC has proven to be a leader. Our diverse experience and dedication to our clients sets us apart and enables us to provide excellence in construction. Due to our size and nationwide footprint, we have provided only a sampling of our marquee projects from each sector. For a complete list of our project experience, please Contact Us.

Mall Renovation & Expansion

Galleria Dallas

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: Omniplan Architects

The renovation of the Dallas Galleria not only included a total structural re-design of the entire common area, a new entry, new escalators, and a new ice skating rink with a re-modeled floor configuration, but also a 2-story retail addition for a Pottery Barn and Grand Lux Café. The new look is energetic and modern with new surfaces throughout. Beneath the new finishes a structural re-design was realized without a single day’s trade lost to such high-end stores as Sak’s, Louis Vitton, and Tiffany’s. The ice-skating rink and central court area were literally re-sculpted, including steel work and new escalators without limiting public access to any establishment. The face-lift continued on the exterior with a new hardscape and landscaping.

The Galleria - Houston

Owner: Urban Retail Properties

Architect: Cooper Carry

The Galleria is a multi-story, high fashion mall, built on a pre-cast structure. The logistics of the Project were challenging: gaining access to the Site to perform work was difficult, due to the mall’s “around-the-clock” operations with adjoining hotels. Other considerations included limiting the impact of construction to mall traffic flow and to existing sight lines. Our final challenge was exposing and correcting existing Job conditions, a priority to meet our high standards for quality.

Westfield Sarasota Square

Owner: Westfield Corporation, Inc.

Architect: Beame Architectural Partnership

The Westfield Sarasota Square renovation was part of the Westfield Group’s “Hy-Style,” or Hybrid approach to keep existing malls fresh and lively, combining elements of traditional indoor malls, with open-air life-style elements. By the addition of a new food court, fresh entries, and a total interior remodel this renovation took a “family-friendly” approach, adding a carousel, other play features, and greatly enhanced personal amenities, such as nursing stations. The Westfield Sarasota Square renovation has changed the look and atmosphere both inside and out, using new surfaces through out the tenant spaces to emphasize the indoor-outdoor hybrid approach. The exterior features new façades with brick and stone, and tile accents.

Westside Pavilion

Owner: Macerich

Architect: F & A Architects

In the historic, and often-filmed, Westside Pavilion, VCC did a dramatic “re-enclosure” of the atrium, expanded the roof-top parking, and conducted extensive reinforcement of structural elements. In a complex operation over Westwood Boulevard, the bi-level pedestrian and vehicular bridge to the parking garage and mall addition received a totally new façade and further reinforcement. At the same time, VCC renovated the addition known as Westside Pavilion Too, constructing the 12-screen Landmark Theater. All renovation and reinforcement was accomplished while tenants in the original mall remained open for business with normal hours.

Park Place Mall

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: E L S

Park Place has been transformed from an 850,000 square foot mall into an expansive 1.1 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment complex. This project consisted of three phases – One of which was The Broadway Shops, a 100,000 sf open-air street retail area with sidewalks, pedestrian amenities and individual buildings for its retail tenants. The Interior Mall was reduced in size to give way to 42-foot barrel vault ceilings and deep-recessed windows reminiscent of the historic missions of the Sonora desert. And The Entertainment District is a new community gathering place with an open-air restaurant plaza, a food court, a children’s play area and a 79,000 sf cinema complex.

Broward Mall

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: Cooper Carry Architects

Renovated, the Broward Mall now has over 1 million square feet of indoor shops, department stores, specialty stores and restaurants. The mall is anchored by Burdines, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Sears and offers over 120 national and regional stores, with a newly designed food court and entrances.

Altamonte Mall

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: The Butner Architectural Group

The phased renovation and expansion of the Altamonte Mall, now the second largest enclosed mall in Florida, propeled it to a new level of popularity in this growing community. VCC has not only added significant new features anchored by a starship AMC 18-plex Theatre complex, a new 336 car parking structure, a million dollar family bathroom addition and full center court renovation, but the current construction schedule calls for the completion of a second 490 car parking deck, addition of a Barnes & Noble Bookstore with Cafe, updated mall entrances and a complete interior mall renovation.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Owner: Coastwood Capital Group LLC

Architect: Callison Architecture Inc.

The Queen Ka’ahumanu Center is a two-level, sheltered, open-air, regional center with 100 shops and restaurants, a lively open Stage for live music, and anchor tenants such as Macy’s and Sears. First opened in 1972, with a total Gross Leasable Area (GLA) of 570,271 square feet, the Queen Ka`ahumanu Center is the island of Maui’s premiere shopping and entertainment destination. This active Center is undergoing its second renovation.

Buckland Hills

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: Carroll Associates Architects

The renovation and expansion of the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester, CT called for dramatically new entrances, two new pedestrian bridges as wells as new flooring and customer amenities throughout. The 56,000 square foot expansion included a Barnes & Noble superstore and a new Vinny T’s restaurant.

Oaks Mall

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: Dougherty Schroeder

The Oaks Mall renovation was a four phase project followed by a 28,239 sf expansion of Linens N’ Things. The renovation included a 25,761 sf transformation of the Food Court. The Center Court Amphitheater was removed and replaced with a new slab and flooring. The remainder of the renovation included Restrooms and storage areas.

Parks at Arlington

Owner: General Growth Properties, Inc.

Architect: Omniplan Architects

This project added more than 400,000 square feet to one of the Dallas Metroplex’s major shopping centers. The renovation alone involved restyling all existing finishes and common interior areas, while keeping the award-winning “City Center” concept and attitude. Expansion added two parking decks, a new 18-screen AMC theatre with seating, a NHL-sized Ice Rink, and a menagerie-themed carousel. The expansion also required relocation of all site utilities, all the while keeping the stores open for business.

Southbay Galleria

Owner: Forest City Commercial Group

Architect: RTKL Associates

The Southbay Galleria is a three level regional mall in Redondo beach, California. The exterior renovation consisted of entry upgrades including the construction of a 70’ lighted stone archway at the main entry and new site signage. The interior received a new granite floor, architectural lighting, a new fountain and two new feature elevators in the center court.