American Institute of Steel Construction, IDEAS² Award, 2020
A Redefined Skyline For California's Largest City
The tallest building in the Western United States, the 1,100-foot Wilshire Grand has completely redefined the Los Angeles skyline. The 73-story tower houses a four-star hotel, offices, retail space and parking as well as an upscale rooftop “sky lobby” provides guests with sweeping views of Los Angeles that extend to Santa Monica.
- The tower’s superstructure lateral system consists of a nearly rectangular four-cell cast-in-place reinforced concrete shear wall system.
- We applied performance-based design principles and nonlinear response history analyses to guide the design, validate the tower’s seismic performance, and eliminate prescriptive perimeter moment frames.
- Contracted by AC Martin Partners, we synchronized slab and façade geometry between the architect’s Rhino and Revit models and used the combined data to generate two Revit models.