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Annenberg Community Beach House

Santa Monica, CA

Market: Hospitality


Annenberg Community Beach House
Annenberg Community Beach House
Annenberg Community Beach House

The Annenberg Community Beach House is a public beach house located on an oceanfront site that was originally developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The property was sold to the State of California and was run by the City of Santa Monica until 1994 when the Northridge earthquake damaged many of the structures. The new beach house features elements of the historic estate, such as the Marion Davies Guest House and a historic pool, with new amenities, including a splash pad, children’s play area, cafe, and gallery.

Scope | Solutions

SGH assisted the project team with the design of the building enclosure for seven buildings, two historic buildings and five new buildings. Our work included the following:

  • Proposing preliminary options for the waterproofing, roofing, and other building enclosure systems and materials
  • Reviewing drawings and specifications and providing recommendations
  • Participating in design team meetings
  • Visiting the site to verify general compliance with the construction documents
  • Evaluating as-built conditions and providing recommendations
  • Conducting performance testing, including water testing

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