Los Angeles, CA | 23,000 SF
Located in Los Angeles’s Chinatown, 759 Spring St. evolved out of two buildings – 758 New High Street and 759 North Spring Street, which are interconnected. Originally in the 1880’s a furniture factory occupied the space and then replaced by half Chinese fish market and half beauty supply store. The two- and three-story structures, respectively, were constructed of unreinforced masonry (URM) and wood diaphragms. The proposed adaptive re-use incorporated opening up the façade by replacing much of the stucco patched and repaired surfaces with windows increasing the natural light to the envisioned new space. Our scope seismically retrofitted the 23,000-square-foot unreinforced masonry structure, including shotcrete of the existing URM walls, diaphragm strengthening and the addition of moment frames at the store front. New elevator and exterior walkway/stair were also added to the side of the existing structure for tenant access.
RAC:: Studio Cortez
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