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.
Power Retail Centers
Owner: North American Properties
Architect: Haines Gipson & Associates Inc./Phillips
Lakeside Marketplace in Acworth, GA., is one hot retail project – literally. The 330,000-square-foot center was built on a 40-acre landfill that was smoldering from underground fires. The site, an old construction debris landfill, held everything from concrete and building products to old dead trees. Venders at the local flea market would use the landfill as a site to dump their trash as well. The decomposition of these materials released methane gas, which caught fire beneath the rubble as small gaps exposed it to air. Although the lakeside Marketplace was riddled with obstacles, VCC carefully overcame these challenges through extensive planning, dynamic teamwork and commitment to our client in order to evolve this landscape from a landfill into the attractive development it is today.
Owner: Abernathy & Timberlake
Architect: Phillips Partnership PC
Oxford Exchange is a traditional power center, with large retail tenants and multiple anchor stores. Located off Interstate 20 in central Alabama, it consists entirely of new construction. Several tenants required detailed interior finishes, and all tenant deadlines were met despite steel supply delays.
The Crossings at Richland
Architect: O’Brien & Associates
At the Crossings, intricate elements combine with functional design to yield a powerstrip for the new millennium. Barrel-vaulted roofing and cultured veneers join eight major retail outlets with style. The pinnacle of innovation, this project required extensive sitework, with soil stabilization and lane-widening. Today, patrons enjoy neighborhood convenience and metropolitan ambience at this upscale, urban consumer retreat.
Owner: Hopkins Real Estate Group
Architect: Nadel Architects
The Vernola Marketplace is new construction, a traditional, power center, with large retail tenants and multiple anchor stores. Located off Interstate 15 in southern California, it consists entirely of new construction.
Owner: General Growth Properties Inc.
Architect: Nadel Architects
In this massive renovation, a traditional enclosed mall was torn down and rebuilt as all new retail centers on a open-air plaza while maintaining all out-lying stores fully occupied, and fully operational. The crucial feature to this transformation was to perform a major expansion and upgrade of all utilities with minimal interruption of services. An additional feat was the demolition and salvage of all concrete on site, producing 36,000 tons of new base. The new renovation amounted to one million square feet of retail space.
Forum at Carlsbad
Owner: Thomas Enterprises Inc.
Architect: Nadel Architects Inc.
The Forum at Carlsbad is a large retail center in southern California. Due to its location, construction involved significant structural elements to comply with seismic requirements as well as restrictions. Some of these building requirements included large “natural stone” retaining walls varying from 10’ to 45’ high airbrushed to look native. There is a mixture of steel and traditional (wood) framing, with numerous finishes. The hardscape included several articulated finishes such as stone sidewalks, stamped paving (asphalt) and colored concrete. Interior office finishes over the retail units added another layer of difficulty to the construction requirements.
Owner: Augusta Exchange, L.L.C.
Architect: Robertson, Loia, Roof
At the new Augusta Exchange, convenience and style meet in a community strip center, built in three phases. In-line shops and a movie theatre make this venue a one-stop for purchasing and entertainment purposes, all within the neat framework of a clean, straightblock design. During the final phase of development, special attention focused on integrating comples finishwork schedules with the demands of a thriving consumer force.
Glendale Fashion Center
Owner: Vestar Development Company
Architect: Perkowitz & Ruth Architects, Inc.
This center represents the best in convenience. Its shopping attractions offer substantial retail choices for the discerning consumer, and its adjacent parking ensures easy access for the busy shopper. We are proud to have integrated a simple, functional design concept into this Project, serving the broad-based needs of the greater Glendale area.