Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 08, 2012
October 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Soaring to the Top

Levels 3 and 4 residential unit framing were completed in October with Level 5 framing, the final level, starting at month's end. The Pearl steel structure, stairs, business center, bathrooms and common room are taking form. The building will be topping out in November.

Housing Construction Overview

October 3: Site overview with Level 3 framing nearing completion.

Southwest View

October 4: Campus view from the southwest corner of 7th and Shatto.

Housing Construction Overview

October 10: Overview of Level 3 framing on east side with installation of ceiling joists and plywood forms for Level 4 residential units beginning on west and south sides of the building.

Workers lay subflooring for Level 4

October 10: Workers lay subflooring for Level 4 with view of the Los Angeles skyline forming a backdrop.

Pearl Lounge

October 10: The steel stair structure next to the Pearl has now been installed and framing of the Pearl proceeds.

Skyward View

October 10: Dramatic skyward view of Stair 5 framework.

Housing Construction Overview

October 17: Site overview with Level 4 framing in progress on west side and Level 3 ceiling joists reaching completion on east and north sides.

Scaffolding now surrounds the building

October 17: Scaffolding now surrounds the building. Here, workers install ceiling joists at the northeast corner of building.

Housing Construction - West View

October 17: West side of building showing fully framed Level 2 and 3 units and the start of Level 4 unit construction.

View of Pearl construction from student housing courtyard

October 17: View of Pearl construction from student housing courtyard.

business office can be seen as framing progresses

October 17: The curve of the Pearl's business office and restrooms can be seen as framing progresses.

Excavation work

October 17: Excavation work to prepare for installation of Stair 5.

Housing Construction Overview

October 24: Site overview with Level 4 framing nearing completion on east side and ceiling joist installation starting on the west side.

Scaffolding covering Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5
October 31: Scaffolding covering Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

View of Pearl

October 31: View of Pearl first, second and third floors from Level 5.

Side view of interior courtyard

October 31: Side view of interior courtyard, Pearl structure and Level 2, 3, and 4 residential units.

Installation of Level 5 flooring

October 31: Workers continue installation of Level 5 flooring while an army of workers below install electrical, plumbing and air conditioning on Levels 2, 3 and 4.

Housing Construction Overview

October 31: Halloween sunset settles over the construction site showing completed Level 4 vertical walls and Level 5 flooring and vertical wall construction beginning on the west side.

Coming up in November: Building tops out with completion of Level 5 unit and ceiling framing!