W Hotel and Residences

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Hospitality




2011 Lifestyle Hotel of the Year, Hotel Design
2010 New Build Luxury Hotel of the Year, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
2010 Building Team of the Year, Designstudio LTD, The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles
2010 Best Multi-Family Development, Los Angeles Business Council, Architecture Awards
2010 Best Local Promotion, Hotel World Network Hospitality Award
2009 Outstanding Project, Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
2008 Green Building Environmental Leadership Award, Global Green USA Millenium Award
2008 Green Building Award, Unbuilt, Global Green USA Millenium Awards
2008 Best Green Building, Los Angeles Business Council Architecture
W Hotel and Residences
W Hotel and Residences
W Hotel and Residences

Located at the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the W Hotel and Residences make a modern statement while blending with the vibrant pop culture of Hollywood. The mixed-use development includes a 305-room hotel tower, residential tower with 143 luxury apartments, about 50,000 sq ft of street-level retail, and four levels of below-grade parking. SGH assisted HKS architects with design and construction administration for the building enclosure.


Scope | Solutions


The eleven-story hotel and fourteen-story residence tower are clad with multiple systems, including cement plaster, stone, composite metal panels, and precast panels incorporated with aluminum punched windows, storefront windows, and curtain walls. The buildings feature several terrace areas; private balconies at residences; accessible roof decks with pools, spas, bar areas, and seating; and low-slope roofing around pool decks.


SGH consulted on the design and construction of below-grade waterproofing, exterior wall systems, curtain wall and window systems, terrace and balcony waterproofing, pool deck waterproofing, and low-slope roofing. Our services during the design and construction phases included the following:

  • Reviewing building enclosure design concepts

  • Participating in team meetings and value engineering meetings to discuss design intent and provide waterproofing recommendations

  • Detailing transitions between horizontal waterproofing systems and exterior wall cladding systems

  • Observing an off-site mockup to help resolve potential challenges in advance of building construction

  • Reviewing selected waterproofing and roofing submittals to compare with the design intent

  • Observing ongoing construction to compare with contract documents

  • Helping the contractor address as-built conditions

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