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Perla on Broadway

The 35-story, mixed-use condominium tower is part of an effort to revitalize the historic Los Angeles’ Broadway Theater District.

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Project Details

Project Partners
CallisonRTKL & Swinerton Builders
Owner
SCG America
Location
Los Angeles, California
Completion Date
Area
740,000 ft²
Number of Units/Apartments
450
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Courtesy CallisonRTKL

Overview

Located in Los Angeles’ Broadway Theater District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and features the largest concentration of historic theaters on a single street in the U.S., this 35-story, mixed-use condominium tower is part of an effort to revitalize the historic downtown area. The 740,000-square-foot tower houses 450 condominiums with street level retail and amenities include outdoor space and a 11th floor wrap-around terrace featuring a pool, lounge areas and green space.

We provided structural design and seismic performance-based design services to CallisonRTKL for the tower, the first new residential high rise to be constructed in the neighborhood in more than a century.

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Perla on Broadway Concrete Pour

Highlights

  • At the base of the tower, a 10-story podium holds six levels of above- and below-grade parking for up to 450 vehicles and 503 bikes, and an additional 7,000 square feet is reserved for retail and commercial space.
  • Because of the surrounding area’s historical significance, the project had strict requirements for building materials and massing, including limitations on floor area as well as the tower and podium’s heights and setbacks.
  • By using performance-based design as an approach, the project team was able to adhere to the architect’s vision, avoiding obstructive beams while still keeping site-specific seismic conditions in mind. This approach required detailed modeling of the structural frame, which resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the structure’s behavior and reduced construction time and cost.