West Adams Commercial Development
Location / Los Angeles, California
Architect / Abramson Architects
Size / c.36,000 SF
Status / In progress
A new two-story, creative office building with retail space at ground floor. It features a second-floor terrace and large skylight. The project is located on a geotechnically challenging site requiring deep foundations. WORKPOINT engineering developed a parametric tool to help the architect and client optimize the efficiency of the foundations and limit the length and quantity of piles. By combining an efficient grid spacing with cantilevering floor plates, WPe ensured an even load distribution meaning an optimal pile arrangement. The generous framing grid also creates large usable floor plates with limited interior columns.