PROJECTS > ADAPTAVE REUSE > Eastern Columbia Building - Los Angeles, California

Challenges:

One of the major challenges when completing the Eastern Columbia project was taking an obsolete building that did not conform to modern lateral structural design requirements and developing a retrofit that provided life safety requirements, preserved the historic character of the building and gave the building new function.

 

 

Solution:

A new, concrete shear wall lateral system was weaved through the interior of the structure along a designated path that permitted the most flexible use of the interior space and avoided unnecessary impacts to the historic terracotta exterior.
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