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Los Angeles-area, CA, October 28, 2015 — Structural Focus Associate, Samuel Mengelkoch, S.E., accepted the 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award as the “Outstanding Project” for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Goldsmith Theater project at the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Annual Structural Engineering Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Completed in October 2013, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts project includes the restoration of the historic National Register Beverly Hills Post Office and the construction of the new 500-seat state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater. The structural engineering effort required precise coordination with architects, acousticians, and mechanical engineers to ensure premium acoustic performance. Mengelkoch served as the Project Engineer and worked with the owner, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and the design team, SPF:architects and MATT Construction, to achieve the project’s goals. Following completion, Mengelkoch commented, “The pairing of the historic post office building with the strikingly modern design of the Goldsmith Theater is one of the most successful projects of its kind in Southern California. Creative engineering solutions inspired by truly world-class architecture have built a landmark that Beverly Hills and all of Southern California will treasure for years to come.”

2015 NCSEA Award Winners Presentation

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Structural Focus is a structural engineering consulting company specializing in the design of complex and innovative buildings. Whether the projects involve historic restoration or detailed laboratories, acoustically-sensitive post-production facilities or performance spaces, educational structures or corporate headquarters, Structural Focus embraces the collaborative process of design through an ongoing, open, creative and clear dialogue between the team and owner.