Howard Building Corporation our-work

Rutan & Tucker

Project Team

Trammell Crow Company, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield

70,000 Square Feet

Project Description

This California-based law firm relocated their headquarters to a 70,000 square foot space at The Boardwalk in Irvine. Starting at the reception area, leather wall panels, wood slat ceilings, and wood flooring emphasizes a feeling of sophistication that is just as warm as it is rugged. The nearby café, which bridges two separate buildings, offers similar features plus custom booth seating, inset millwork, and two large vertical folding doors. A conference center is accessible via a sliding door system with leather pulls; once accessed, employees are greeted by custom banquettes, TV niches, and fabric wall panels. Custom millwork cabinets and doors permeate throughout several break areas, in addition to stone countertops and tile backsplashes. Specialty glass lights provide a visual guide to the perimeters between the offices. The scope of this project also included an MDF, two IDFs, and a secure egress in the elevator lobby. 


HBC recently completed the tenant improvements for Rutan’s new home at the Boardwalk in Irvine. While this is only our firm’s second change of home office in the last 60+ years, you also did our major remodel at Anton 20 years ago. Clearly, Rutan and HBC have shared some significant milestones together and have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship over the years. I’m writing to thank you and bring your attention to the incredible job that your team…did for the firm. You have created a space that we are proud of and that has already energized our people despite these crazy times.