Arcade Theater Office Tower Seismic Upgrade and Hi-Rise Retrofit Los Angeles, 2017 – 2020

The eight story office tower of the Arcade Theater building has been empty since the 1980’s and was recently upgraded for fire and life safety including improvements to satisfy the City of Los Angeles high rise ordinance. The Arcade Theater is City of Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument #525 and a contributor to the Broadway Theater and Entertainment National Register Historic District. Kaplan Chen Kaplan provided historic architectural services including negotiation with the City of Los Angeles Fire Department and Building and Safety for use of the State Historical Code to achieve a safe building. Our office provided designs for exiting and fire protected elevator lobbies along with restoration of original windows and stairway.