9350 Civic Center Drive

Beth Holden was a project designer and oversaw construction on the 9350 Civic Center Drive project, while she was an associate at Barton Myers Associates, Inc. Located in a once industrial district in the City of Beverly Hills, the existing warehouse building was reinvented into an office building for the film company Intermedia Films. Due to cost and zoning constraints, new construction would have been cost prohibitive. The project constraints gave birth to an inventive solution that enhanced the existing brick and bow-string vault structure of the original warehouse. The solution that made the project viable was a open air roof parking structure, typical in the tradition of Los Angeles automobile showrooms. New steel bracing supports the rooftop parking and seismically reinforces the 39,000 square foot structure, the original texture and patina of the original building shines, married to the new glass and steel structure. The integration of old and new is enhanced by the sense of openness with skylights on the roof, street-front walls of glass, large punched windows in the original brick west wall, and clerestory glazing. In contrast to the dominant textures of steel, glass, wood, and brick, the interior office space areas are painted in a palette of warm green and salmon colors.

Site9350 Civic Center Dr, Beverly HIlls, CAClient Bank of America TrusteeYearCompleted in 2002 by BMA Inc.