John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Renovation and Expansion

Structural Focus members share their thoughts about the project’s unique structural challenges and how the team was able to successfully overcome them.

July 11, 2017

Creativity in Structural Engineering: Designing “Suspended” Shear Walls

The recent renovation of Stage 6 at Sunset Bronson Studios required innovation, creativity, and teamwork. The 75-year-old building presented unique challenges for the design team.

May 30, 2017

Santa Monica’s New Mandatory Seismic Ordinance

The City of Santa Monica recently passed a mandatory seismic ordinance to update the City’s existing seismic retrofit standards implemented after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

April 18, 2017

Enhancing New Structures with Older Design Ideas

Mimicking older structural elements, such as the sawtooth and other open roof systems, in ground-up projects has become a popular practice as owners and developers begin to value older design features.

November 28, 2016
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