PROJECTS > CIVIC/ SPORTS / HISTORIC LANDMARKS > Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, California
Project Details:The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a nationally recognized historic landmark stadium facility and has held two Olympic Games.
NYA provided structural engineering services for the renovation and seismic upgrade of the National Historic Landmark into a modern, state-of-the-art National Football League facility.
Additionally, NYA completed a seismic evaluation, strengthened the entire coliseum structure, added press boxes, suites, ancillary buildings and lowered the field. Historic preservation of the exterior façade was a requirement of the strengthening.
Solution:The most important visual and architectural element, the Peristyle, was strengthened with a creative center-cored method from the roof down into the large existing concrete piers without impacting its original aesthetic or programmed spaces.
All the work was done during the off-season on a fast-track schedule in spite of a general lack of existing structural building documentation.