Posts Tagged ‘community’

  • April 27, 2018

    Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. XL is committed to supporting American Heart Association in their research, education, and community outreach programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hard Hats with Hearts event on April 12, 2018 raised more than $1.4 million!

    And we plan to stay involved; Alan Laurlund is serving as one of the Hard Hats Chairs for next year! We are looking forward to it! 

  • March 22, 2018

    XL’s Kelley Cowan and SRBX‘s Women In Construction committee were recognized on the Assembly Floor for educating, inspiring, and advancing women in the construction industry and helping them build meaningful careers. This group played a role in gaining support and bringing awareness to ACR-182 Women in Construction Week, a resolution for the State to support policy efforts to achieve at least 20% women in the construction industry by 2020.


  • March 21, 2018

    XL’s La Entrada Middle School New Classroom  project team hosted a site tour for a group of curious students and their parents. The two-hour tour included team and role introductions, personal protective equipment (PPE) explanation and distribution, seeing mock ups of finishes, safety demo, and a walk through where the students saw construction in action.

    What a great way to use a construction project as a living classroom to show students how their new classroom is constructed.

  • January 9, 2018

    The Design Tech High School located on Oracle’s headquarters campus is now open! Click here to find out about the design thinking model and why it’s a pioneering high school.

  • January 5, 2018

    The new Behavioral Health Center at El Camino Hospital is just part of their larger, multi-million dollar campus upgrade. Find out more about the expansion in the Los Altos Times Crier article.

  • September 15, 2017

    Making our way up the ENR California Top Contractors list to No. 23 this year! We are happy to be included among the top contractors in California and still building to improve lives.

    See the full list.


  • September 15, 2017

    One of XL’s largest projects, LinkedIn’s new Maude and Middlefield campus, has been named the Deal of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Originally this 587,644 s.f. campus was owned by Google, but after the $315 million land swap, LinkedIn now calls this campus it’s headquarters. In turn, Google can continue its planned expansion at North Bayshore. The XL team remained dedicated through project completion and rose to the challenge of the ownership change that occurred at the end of design.

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    LinkedIn Middlefield Campus

  • August 22, 2017

    We are excited to see High School nearing completion! The one-of-a-kind charter high school will provide the Silicon Valley’s future designers and engineers an ideal environment to learn and grow. Here is a sneak peak from NBC Bay Area.


  • April 25, 2017

    Nearly 40 XLers gathered on Saturday, April 22, at Breathe California to renovate their office space. Over the course of the day, we hauled out old furniture; patched, textured and painted walls; replaced carpet and baseboard, re-landscaped, configured cubicles, and added a new entry showcasing accolades from the non-profit. We hope Breathe California enjoys their fresh new digs!DSC_7250DSC_7358DSC_7130

  • October 3, 2016

    Imagine a day, where instead of cars parallel parked, you saw tiny little parks with people playing games, talking and enjoying the great outdoors… brilliant, right? Rebar, a San Francisco Art and Design Studio, thought so in 2005 when they first transformed a metered parking space into a public park. Today, Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks to bring attention to pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.

    XL’s Sacramento office teamed up with Stantec to create ‘Waterplay.’ Our team took this opportunity to discuss water conservation in a fun, interactive way. Stantec focused on the design, while XL focused on the constructability and the outcome was spectacular. The park featured Sprinkler Ring TossHigh-Efficiency Duck Hunt and The Game of Thrones, Ping-pong toss to share in a fun, simple way the importance of capturing rain water, energy efficient washing machines and low flow toilets. It even made it on the news!

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