Eastern Columbia Building

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Office




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
Eastern Columbia Building
Eastern Columbia Building
Eastern Columbia Building

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.

Scope | Solutions

For this project, SGH completed the following:

  • Investigated glazed terra-cotta and gold-leaf trim facade
  • Recommended cost-effective repair and conservation methods
  • Reviewed subsequent specifications for cleaning, repair, and replacement of the terra-cotta
  • Provided construction observation services

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