Loyola Marymount University Seaver Hall
Client: Loyola Marymount University
Size: 63,480 SF
Completion: In progress
Project Manager: Richard Berliner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
The Seaver Hall Renovation began with programming with Loyola Marymount University used to present the design brief where three different options of renovation were presented, studying various levels of renovation, from a basic ADA and Seismic upgrade to a full renovation and renewal of virtually every system and surface extending Seaver Hall’s useful life and central role on the campus for many years to come.
The outcome will dramatically enhance the exterior of the building by removing the masonry screens on the north, east, and west facades to bring natural light and views into the new classrooms and offices. Seismic strengthening of the building will bring the structure up to 75% of the current code, bringing it into compliance with the proposed LA City Seismic Retrofit Ordinance.