Location: Santa Monica, CA

Area: 120,000 square feet

Client:  House & Robertson Architects

Owner:  Seritage Growth Properties

Building Type: Mixed-Use, Commercial, Retail, New Construction

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Mark 302

Mark 302 is a 120,000-square-foot mixed-use project located in Santa Monica, CA. Verdical Group’s scope includes:

  • LEED Project Management (LEED v3 BD+C Silver Certified)
  • LEED Energy Modeling
  • CALGreen Commissioning
  • LEED Fundamental Commissioning
  • Fitwel Project Management
  • Fitwel Feasibility Assessment

Mark 302 is an adaptive reuse project combining multiple uses of office and commercial spaces to draw people into and through the rejuvenated Sears Building, a Santa Monica Designated Historic Landmark. The renovation project re-purposed the basement and ground floor stories as a mix of commercial, retail, and food service uses in the form of a Market Hall, while the second and third stories were renovated as office space. This project will be an important linkage for pedestrian flow at this critical intersection of civic uses, commercial businesses, metro travelers, and beach visitors.

The Mark 302 project achieved LEED v3 BD+C Core & Shell Silver certification, surpassing its original target goal of Certified! The mixed-use project is owned by Seritage Growth Properties, designed by House & Robertson Architects, and constructed by VCC USA.

The project achieved an overall 61.41% reduction in potable water use for landscaping compared to a baseline representing the month with the highest irrigation demand. This water use reduction was achieved through the use of water-efficient plant species and efficient irrigation fixtures. The project achieved an overall 38.16% reduction in indoor water use by using efficient fixtures and drafting a Tenant Sales and Lease Agreement for future tenants. A whole-building energy simulation was conducted in order to assess the building’s energy performance compared to the baseline. The project achieved an overall 27% energy cost savings to meet the requirements of the Minimum Energy Performance prerequisite and Optimize Energy Performance credit. The project team as developed a Construction Waste Management Plan that specifies the materials that will be diverted from landfill and incineration facilities and identifies the waste as either separated on-site or comingled. The project achieved the full requirements of this credit by recycling  90%+ of comingled waste. The Mark 302 project features a case study about this project on their Mark 302 LEED website to educate the community about the outstanding building sustainability features.

In addition to LEED Project Management, Verdical Group provided LEED Energy Modeling, CALGreen Commissioning, LEED Fundamental Commissioning. We are currently working with the client to pursue Fitwel certification after conducting a Fitwel Feasibility Assessment.

The project was featured in the Los Angeles Times.