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


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.




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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