Culver City, California




18,400 square feet




Tom Bonner

Samantha Hart, owner of Foundation Content, a Chicago-based media, production, and graphic design company expands to Los Angeles, and rents a 30,000 square foot warehouse.

Existing walls are poured concrete. Existing roof structure is a sequence of wood bow string trusses. The building was originally used for light manufacturing, and was constructed in the 1940’s. A large steel frame, enclosed with corrugated metal, 50 feet high, located just outside the warehouse, once housed an industrial press. The tower is now vacant.

The old industrial press tower is stripped, revealing a ramshackle steel support structure, and a supporting concrete block wall. The intention is to use the existing structure to position an outdoor meeting and gathering area.

The steel frame is re-engineered, and the block wall repaired.