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Morley performed structural concrete forming, placing, and finishing for the seismic retrofit, preservation and adaprtive reuse of the Grand Central Air Terminal building in Glendale, California. As the first commercial airport to serve the Los Angeles area, the historic structure was transformed into a creative office space and corporate events facility.
The scope of work performed included a seismic upgrade of existing foundations and and installation of new foundations, construction of a new elevator pit, complete new interior slab on grade, concrete fill on metal deck, grouting and repairs to the historic structure and repairs to an existing separate bunker structure on site. Approach sometimes had to be revisited due to unknown conditions uncovered from multiple remodels undergone in preceding decades. Morley paid careful attention while working to maintain the historic integrity of the structure.
Frederick Fisher and Partners
Preservation Award, Los Angeles Conservancy