Eastern Columbia Building

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Office

Client

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

Completion

2007

Awards

2008 Preservation Award, Los Angeles Conservancy
2007 Best Redevelopment, California Construction Magazine
2007 Best of 2007 Award, California Construction
2007 Adaptive Reuse Award, Multi-Housing News

Designed by Claud Beelman, the thirteen-story Eastern Columbia Building with its turquoise terra-cotta and gold leaf exterior exemplifies the Art Deco Zigzag Moderne movement. SGH investigated cracked and spalled cladding and developed a restoration program as part of the property's rehabilitation and adaptation for reuse as condominiums.