Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration

Photo courtesy of W.E. O'Neil Construction
The project earned LEED silver certification.

This $19-million project was a complete renovation of an existing six-story, 67,000-sq-ft structure. The project team transformed a landmark building, constructed in 1927 for light manufacturing, into a self-contained community that provides housing, meals and support services to more than 2,000 homeless and low-income women each year.

Upgrades to the existing concrete structure included extensive seismic improvements to meet current building codes, but the historic and aesthetic appeal of the original facade and exterior was preserved.

A new reflective PVC roofing system helped the project earn LEED-Silver certification.

Key Players

Owner: Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles

General Contractor: W.E. O'Neil Construction, El Segundo

Construction Management: Gafcon, El Segundo

Architect: Pica + Sullivan Architects, Los Angeles

Structural Engineer: Johnson Leifield, Playa del Rey

MEP Engineer: Maroko & Shwe, Burbank

Submitted by:

W.E. O'Neil Construction