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Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center

UCLA's two new music buildings provide students with the latest in music production, research and technology all within a modern, forward-thinking complex.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Kevin Daly Architects
Owner
University of California, Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles, California
Completion Date
Area
20,000 ft²
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti

Overview

When Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mo Ostin donated $10 million to UCLA, the school in turn used that donation to build out and modernize its Herbert Alpert School of Music’s facilities. The result was the addition of two new buildings – a one-story advanced recording studio and a three-story performance and ensemble space - that were integrated into the existing building to provide students and the community with the latest in music production, research and technology all within a modern, forward-thinking complex.

We provided structural design services to Kevin Daly Architects for both new buildings that are situated next to the original 1955 Schoenberg Music Building and the university’s famous “Inverted Fountain.”

Highlights

  • The recording studio features a masonry bearing wall and composite steel superstructure supported by a reinforced concrete grade beam and pile foundation system.
  • The ensemble building consists 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 include exterior steel-framed architectural screen walls and canopies for natural light control.

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