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ILWU LOCAL 13 NEW DISPATCH HALL

Project Description

This $15,000,000 (construction cost), 35,000 sq. ft. Dispatch Hall/Auditorium project will provide a new administration and dispatch center/meeting hall for the ILWU Local 13’s 15,000 membership.  The exterior and interior design will be compatible with the PMA’s corporate image and “harbor and nautical” theme of the ILWU.  This will be achieved by use of colors and shapes and textures common to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.  The front of the building will look like an ocean going ship.  Project scope also includes a 3000 occupant dispatch/meeting hall with a “state of the art”, large screen computer display of Port job assignments and computer dispatching of Union Workers.  The Dispatch Hall will have wall mounted folding bleachers, folding stage and loft seating to accommodate very large union meetings.  Also included; dispatch offices/workrooms, full commercial kitchen, restrooms, and conference rooms.  Unique to this project, is that the property lines straddle both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. BOA-GS assisted the ILWU with the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process and expedited plancheck approval through both the City of Los Angeles and City of Long Beach.  The new Offices, with views to the nearby marina and channel, will include, executive offices, labor library, administrative offices, staff kitchen, and executive conference rooms.  An extensive user audit was completed to ensure proper functional relationships of each Union service and the Dispatch Center the fastest dispatch of available union workers.  Sustainable Design features include, natural ventilation, high-efficiency HVAC, use building materials with high recyled content, photovotiac renewable energy, and plumbing and irrgation fixtures with very low water usage.  Our sustainable design will result in a LEED Gold Certification.

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