Skanska wins construction advisory role for Los Angeles cultural centre

Aerial shot of the Los Angeles River Master Plan (Sela Cultural Center)
Skanska Integrated Solutions (SIS), Skanska USA’s programme management and consulting arm, has been selected as the construction management adviser for the Southeast Los Angeles (Sela) Cultural Centre.

SIS will oversee the management of planning, scheduling, preconstruction, coordination and procurement during the initial phases of the project.

The development is designed by Gehry Partners and will host arts programming in LA’s South Gate, as part of the Los Angeles River Master Plan.

Mark Stanley, River & Mountains Conservancy’s executive officer, said: “The Sela Cultural Center will provide a unique opportunity to introduce arts and culture with the significance of landscapes, open space, rivers and nature to a community that is wanting and needing more local activities and facilities that celebrate their cultural heritage, artistic expression and environment.

“Skanska, with its expertise in construction management, is helping to shepherd this project as we work through all its multiple facets for what will be the first of its kind along the Lower Los Angeles river.”

John Maloblocki, SIS’ vice president, said: “The Sela Cultural Center will spur economic development, as well as community engagement through programming that is inclusive of underserved areas.”

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