Playa Vista 400

Location: Los Angeles, California
Client: D.H. Norton

Services: Civil Engineering & Surveying


Project Elements

  • Civil Engineering Design and Survey Services
  • Special Foundation Requirements
  • Boundary and Topographic Surveys
  • Compliance with the City of Los Angeles and the Playa Vista Community
  • Access Requirements
  • Landscaping
  • Grading
  • Precise Grading Plans
  • Water and Sewer Plans
  • Storm Drain Improvements
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Calculations
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking
  • Coordination with MEP Engineering for Podium Utility Design


PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services for the preparation of this 254-unit podium condominium project.

The site was challenging because of special foundation requirements due to its low marshland location.

PENCO provided boundary and topographic surveys, preparation of precise grading plans, storm drain improvements, sewer and water plans, hydrology and hydraulics calculations, construction administration, and construction staking.

PENCO ensured compliance with the City of Los Angeles, as well as the master planned Playa Vista community. This included access requirements, landscaping, and grading.

Design challenges included coordination with the MEP engineer to design podium utility design by providing location of water and sewer connections and storm drain on-site inlets.


We’re pleased to announce that we merged with Cannon on August 1, 2018.

As we fully transition into the Cannon family, our website will redirect visitors to our parent company, Cannon Corporation’s, website, If you’d like to find out more about the merger, read about it in this press release.