Southwestern School of Law – Monday Memories

The famed historic art deco Bullock’s Wilshire built in 1929, located on Wilshire Boulevard and Westmoreland Avenue transformed into the new Southwestern University School of Law. Our firm provided the structural engineering for the 232,000-square-foot renovation and restoration. The library encompasses 84,000 square feet of the University and will have the capacity to house 300,000 … Continued

Construction Progress – Missouri Place

Thomas Safran & Associates’ 6-story, 74-unit affordable housing development, on the corner of Missouri Avenue & Bundy Drive in Los Angeles, is 6 months into construction and due to open summer 2021! Architect: Withee Malcolm Architects Contractor: Bernards Structural: Englekirk Structural Engineers https://urbanize.la/post/construction-goes-vertical-missouri-place-affordable-housing  

Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center – Monday memories

As part of Hawaii Community Development Authority’s (HCDA) plans to redevelop the Kakaako waterfront, we were asked to evaluate the old “Kewalo Incinerator” for possible reuse as a children’s museum. The structure, built in 1943, was constructed of reinforced concrete supported by wood piles and included a prominent 200-foot-tall concrete incinerator smoke stack feature. Despite … Continued

The Dunbar Hotel – Monday Memories

The Dunbar Hotel, a 1920s National Register-listed hotel in the historic Central Avenue Jazz District of Los Angeles, was reinvented from a hotel into 83 units of affordable rental apartments for seniors and families. Our structural design included a seismic retrofit for the adaptive reuse of an existing 5-story brick building with a mezzanine over … Continued

PS1 Pluralistic School Seismic Retrofit and Expansion – Englekirk Project Spotlight

The PS1 Pluralistic School Seismic Retrofit and Expansion consists of a 2-story, 9,500-square-foot addition to the elementary school located in Santa Monica, California. The expansion project consisted of two phases. Phase I included a seismic retrofit of the existing 2-story Buffalo Building including an addition to the first floor, a walkway, and a stairway to … Continued

Young Oak Kim Academy – Monday Memories

Adjacent to the Wilshire Vermont Station mixed-use development is the Young Oak Kim Academy which was designed as a prototype “urban academy” on a site with access to the regional subway and bus transportation system. The main middle school structure is a 3-story steel frame building on grade with an eccentric braced frame lateral framing system. There … Continued