. Kenneth Liu helped lay the foundation for major seismic redesigns of hospitals throughout California. Related Links: LBL Architects Website American Institute of Architects May 12 Tribute to Kenneth Liu Kenneth Liu, 62, a California-based architect who helped revise seismic safety rules for the state’s hospitals after the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes in 1989 and 1994, respectively, died in Los Angeles on May 1. The cause of death was not given.Liu and colleagues Ken Lee and Erich Burkhart launched Lee Burkhart Liu Architects (LBL) Inc., Santa Monica in 1986, specializing in hospital design and planning in California. It also
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.