Project Description / OverviewNYA is the Structural Engineer of Record for this new museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum and parking garage is a 6-story, 110' tall structure occupying a city block at Grand Ave. & 2nd St. and enclosing about 250,000 SF. Typical floors are two-way concrete slabs spanning to concrete columns sitting on a mix of spread footings and belled caissons. The lateral system is special reinforced concrete shear walls with long perimeter walls on the North & South sides of the building and short buttressing walls in the opposite direction.
Special features include:• Veil - Support for the design/build fiber-reinforced concrete Veil, a unique cladding structure spanning 70 ft. from the Roof to Lobby level.
• Vault - 5' thick mass concrete, post-tensioned, & tapered slab cantilevering 45 ft. off battered walls to provide a column-free glass Lobby space along Grand Ave.
• Roof - 190' long-span steel roof with a concrete lattice diaphragm providing a column-free top floor Gallery across the entire building footprint.