Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration
This $19-million project was a complete renovation of an existing six-story, 67,000-sq-ft structure. The project team transformed a landmark building, constructed in 1927 for light manufacturing, into a self-contained community that provides housing, meals and support services to more than 2,000 homeless and low-income women each year.
Upgrades to the existing concrete structure included extensive seismic improvements to meet current building codes, but the historic and aesthetic appeal of the original facade and exterior was preserved.
A new reflective PVC roofing system helped the project earn LEED-Silver certification.
Owner: Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles
General Contractor: W.E. O'Neil Construction, El Segundo
Construction Management: Gafcon, El Segundo
Architect: Pica + Sullivan Architects, Los Angeles
Structural Engineer: Johnson Leifield, Playa del Rey
MEP Engineer: Maroko & Shwe, Burbank
W.E. O'Neil Construction