The City of Anaheim


Proving time and again as a key partner, for the past 15 years, JOA has served several project needs of the City of Anaheim. JOA has worked in various capacities and on a variety of project types while maintaining a consistent pattern of efficiency, productivity, timeliness, and creativity. Our work includes project management, construction management, cost estimating, scheduling and feasibility studies. Projects are off all different sizes, new construction and renovations, including gyms, libraries, recreational parks, and Anaheim Convention Center.

Project Need

Tackling the Anaheim Arena project was a particular challenge having to consider the variety of elements, ensure safety during events as well as the sheer scale of the facility. The Anaheim Arena has over 14,000 individual lighting fixtures and was looking to explore a sustainable power solution that would cut costs, provide LEED credits while not sacrificing power and performance.

Renovating the exterior area of the Arena to improve the aesthetics and provide natural lighting elements to the existing conditions; demolishing exterior walls and portions of the interior ceilings to install the new structural elements and adjusting the existing mechanical systems; installing new sloped aluminum glazing system with transparent vision glass; motor controlled key operated shade system; air ducting and signage. All of the work needed to be performed while the Convention Center remained fully safe and functional.

Project Approach

JOA took on this challenge and developed an efficient method for evaluating the myriad of potential decisions and how they would impact costs and schedules.

  • Cooperative Collaboration
    Cooperation and collaboration can often be a challenge when working with a variety of types of professionals and unique personalities. JOA has a well-known reputation of successfully navigating these situations with the adeptness to provide the optimal outcome. The Anaheim Arena project required cooperation with the staff, various contractors and a myriad of vendors.
  • Evaluate and Audit
    The JOA team’s experience provided a critical speed to market advantage of effectively evaluating the project without sacrificing power and experience.
  • Solution Development
    Everyone appreciates having choices. JOA’s creativity and experience allow for the presentation of various approaches to solving particular needs. JOA was able to provide the Anaheim Arena their choice of solutions taking into account variations on sustainability, cost effectiveness and experience.
  • Efficient Decisioning
    In the development and construction business, time often equates to money. Understanding this key dependency, and being ever mindful of the financials, JOA has applied creativity and experience to develop tools specific to projects. On the Anaheim Arena project, JOA did this through the development of a proprietary decision-making tool to efficiently evaluate the cost and benefits of working various LEED credits resulting in LEED certification.

Project Results

The Anaheim Arena retrofit was completed in a timely manner, maintaining key safety constraints during the project. Not only did the project result in a visually more appealing experience, it has also resulted in savings of millions of dollars annually, providing renewable energy and qualifying the Anaheim Convention Center with LEED Silver Certification.

JOA is a team player, known for working collaboratively to find the best and most effective solutions within various stakeholder groups. We are strategic planners that specialize in identifying objectives, establishing milestones and tracking progress.