Ware Malcomb Announces Groundbreaking on Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark Resort in Southern California
IRVINE, Calif. (June 19, 2014) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction has begun on a Great Wolf Lodge® indoor waterpark resort located near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Lampson Avenue in Garden Grove, Calif. This will be the first California location for Great Wolf Lodge, the nation’s brand leader in the waterpark resort industry operated by Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. based in Madison, Wis. The project’s developer is privately held McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc. of Loveland, Colo.
Ware Malcomb serves as Architect of Record for the project, which is expected to be completed and open in early 2016. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the site. When finished, it will be the largest Great Wolf Lodge location in the country.
Located near Southern California’s family entertainment destination hub, the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove will include a 328,000 square foot, 9-story, 600-room high-rise concrete-frame hotel and a 130,000 square foot indoor/outdoor waterpark. In addition, the project will feature 30,000 square feet of conference facilities, 18,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants, and a parking structure.
“This is a unique project that is sure to have an indelible impact on the resort industry here in Southern California,” said Tom Myers, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Commercial Architecture group. “We are excited to be a part of the Great Wolf Lodge’s West Coast expansion, and look forward to helping to bring this world-class resort to the families of Southern California and beyond.”
Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) serves as the Design Architect and Interior Designer, Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) is the waterpark ride designer, and Weber Group, Inc. is the theme designer. The General Contractor for the project is Turner Construction.
For more information on Great Wolf Lodge resorts, visit www.greatwolf.com.
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
Ware Malcomb offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm with 15 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama. The firm specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architectural firms in Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms of 2014, while the firm’s interior design group was recognized as one the nation’s 2014 Top 100 Giants in Interior Design magazine.
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