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Loyola Marymount University Seaver Hall

Client: Loyola Marymount University

Scope: Renovation

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. 


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Berliner Architects has played an important role in helping us get the redevelopment of Seaver Hall off the ground identifying and helping us evaluate multiple options for the seismic strengthening and complete renovation of this 70,000 SF, 3 story, 1963 concrete frame building. Berliner is considerate of Loyola Marymount University's budget and goals, while delivering innovative design solutions. 

-Mark Peacor, Loyola Marymount University

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