University of California, Los Angeles, Ostin Music Center
Los Angeles, Calif.
Thornton Tomasetti completed structural design for a new music facility at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of the Arts and Architecture. The client is Daly Genik Architects. The project consists of a one-story, state-of-the-art recording studio and a three-story ensemble building that will house offices, classrooms, a rehearsal studio, café and student lounge areas. Attached to the original 1955 Schoenberg Music Building, the recording studio will feature a masonry bearing wall and composite steel superstructure supported by a reinforced concrete grade beam and pile foundation system. The ensemble building will consist of cast-in-place concrete gravity systems combined with special reinforced concrete and masonry shear wall lateral systems supported by concrete grade beams and piles. Both buildings will also include exterior steel-framed architectural screen walls and canopies for natural light control. Completion is scheduled for 2014.