L.A.’s Academy Square on VineJun 15 2018 · 0 comments · Mixed-Use, Nishkian Chamberlain ·0
Construction for the Academy Square project in Hollywood – a new $300 million mixed used project being developed by Kilroy Realty Corp and designed in collaboration with House & Robertson Architects and GBD Architects – is underway. The project has a 150,000+ square-foot footprint (the size of an entire city block) and over one million square-feet of total area. The project comprises a total of four mixed use spaces along with a nineteen-story residential tower which all sit over a three-story underground concrete podium structure. The mixed-use spaces, Buildings A through D, include two multistory office buildings, a two-story office/retail space, and a single-story retail space.
The Building A and B structures consist of six and five stories, respectively, of concrete floor slabs spanning between concrete columns. While the gravity system utilizes concrete columns, the lateral-force is resisted by concrete shear walls. Building C is a two-story steel framed structure with special steel moment-resisting frames. The single-story Building D will feature masonry shear walls as the lateral-force-resisting-system and steel framing at the roof.
The residential tower is a 19-story reinforced concrete structure with post-tensioned two-way flat plate concrete slabs that span between reinforced concrete columns deriving support from the mat foundation below the tower that varies in thickness up to seven feet. Also featured in the residential tower are special reinforced concrete shear walls as the lateral-force-resisting-system.
Shoring has been installed down to the foundation, over 40 feet below grade, and the first of the nearly two hundred pad footings are being placed and poured. As the mat footings are being dug and reinforcement placed, concrete will soon be poured for the complex foundation system that combines pad footings with wall and mat footings of varying thicknesses, depths, and interconnectedness.
The large-scale mixed-use project requires a significant amount of coordination between all disciplines involved. And with an aggressive schedule on a project already buzzing with activity, Academy Square is expected to peek its head out of the ground by the end of 2018. Nishkian Chamberlain is proud to be the Structural Engineer of record for the project and looks forward to continued work on Academy Square through the end of 2018 and into 2019.
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