Pre-Fab Efficiency: First steel modular high-rise in LA for hospitality brand
When complete, the citizenM will be a new 11-story boutique hotel located in the historic core neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The hotel will be constructed with a two-level concrete base and nine levels of premanufactured steel framed modular units. This will be citizenM’s first steel modular construction development in Los Angeles. The 315 key hotel will have penthouse accommodations and a below-grade parking level. The project team prepared the client’s understanding of modular versus site-built component construction processes.
DCI’s engineering team designed the reinforced concrete slab and column plans and the lateral system of a centralized special reinforced shear wall core with buckling restrained brace frames at the northern and eastern wings of the building.
- 2,700-sf of guest amenities are planned for the building, which includes a gym on the 12th floor.
- One below-grade level of parking (81 stalls).