Completed in 2009, the LA Live Hotel and Residences is a 54-story, 1,001-room two-hotel hybrid tower. This skyscraper contains a JW Marriott and a Ritz-Carlton along with 224 residences in the Ritz Carlton condominium section of the tower. Constructed in 2008, it is the first building in Los Angeles to use a steel-plate shear wall design. This reduces the building's overall weight by 30% compared to poured concrete walls, increases window area and adds 20,000 square...
Occupying an entire city block, this 13-story, 274 bed acute-care hospital is being built in a spirit of innovative collaboration that embraces a LEAN culture. The 740,000 square foot hospital includes 119 viscous wall dampers that absorb energy to reduce any lateral movement caused by earthquakes and wind. The system also reduces the amount of structural steel required in the building. It is the first of its kind in North America.
This 424,000 square foot four-story building is the new terminal for international arrivals. The $1.27 billion project, dubbed “The Big Build”, was the largest capital improvement program in the history of Sacramento County. The design allows natural light to stream through a weave of structural steel, recreating the canopy effect common along Sacramento's tree-lined streets. The building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Key speciality contractors from design and construction were integrated into the project very early on, which resulted in a more efficient design that both reduced cost and accelerated the schedule. The structural steel was fabricated and erected $7.2 million under budget and 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The erection was completed with zero change orders and one quarter of the typical number of RFI's.
The new facility includes 24 courtrooms and 32 justice chambers. Herrick was responsible for designing the temporary shoring system that supported “the cube” during construction. The building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, due to such innovations as the serrated facade, which maximizes views from the interior and cuts down on up to 50% of heat generated from solar rays.