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Construction Notes from John:

This large interior lot was a challenge to our office. The orientation of the property was due west, which required a special treatment of sun control.

The design of the roof overhangs, vertical fins, sunscreen, and window construction, radically reduced the heat load on the air conditioning.

A solar voltaic system was explored, but the area on the roof was insufficient. The neighboring high-rise buildings posed a problem with glare from the panels and structure.

Parking and access were difficult, but as with all inner city requirements, were solved with underground parking. Street access was along-the-street parking, with A.D.A. accessibility compliance.

Interior rooms and general interiors were soft colors, and seating and lounge areas were given prime consideration.

This one-story facility provided a much needed, high-end care facility for families who wanted to keep their loved ones in close proximity to their homes.

Location West Los Angeles

Site 40,000 q. ft. interior, city lot

Parking 32 cars
Materials Concrete underground structure

Type I concrete building deck

Frame construction

HVAC on roof with special climate controls

Composition roof with solar reflective material

Cement plaster and stucco finish

Some triple glazed and balance-dual glazed, low "e" windows

Special Features All kosher kitchen
Innovation Vertical sun screens

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