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 30 years and Kaplan Chen Kaplan upgraded the historic building 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. Our office provided designs for exiting, protected elevator lobbies and restrooms along with restoration of original windows and stairway.