Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

December 07, 2012
November 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Up On The Roof

Framing of top floor is now complete and construction of roof has begun.

Construction Site Overview

November 7: Site overview of the in progress framing of the fourth and final floor.

Construction Site Overview

November 14: One week later, the fourth floor framing nears completion.


Safety Railing

November 14: Worker constructs temporary safety railing around top floor, as framing reaches the final level.

Fourth Floor Framing
November 14: Fourth floor framing is completed on west side as roof joist installation begins.

Site Discussion
November 14: COO Janice Manis and CFO Paul Kalush discuss project during weekly inspection.

Security Station discussion
November 14: Architect, contractor, development consultant and Southwestern project team address arrangement of security station at top of 7th Street stair.

Downtown view
November 14: Don't look at the view. Construction worker installs roof joists.

Pearl framing
November 14: The "Pearl" student lounge is framed out, and sheet flooring is installed for study rooms above.

Sky view
November 14: The sky's the limit.

Curved living room windows frame
November 14: Curved living room windows frame the southwest corner units, this one on the top floor with views stretching to the Baldwin Hills and the coastline.

Construction Site overview
November 21: Site overview of completed fourth floor vertical walls.

Construction Site Overview

November 29: Site overview of fourth floor ceiling framework.


Northeast Corner

November 29: Northeast corner, showing cantilevered upper level units.

Interior Courtyard View

November 29: Interior courtyard view showing framing completed to top floor.

Study Rooms and Pearl Lounge

November 29: The study rooms near completion atop the "Pearl" student lounge.

November 29: Bathtubs have been delivered to the units, awaiting installation, as plumbing, electrical and air conditioning progress.

Sundeck flooring
November 29: Floor joists are being laid to form the sundeck that sits atop the Pearl structure.

Last framing
November 29: Last portion of framing begins to tie fourth floor units to sundeck and stairway.

View from fourth floor
November 29: Southwestern's campus buildings converge in this view from the fourth floor.

Skyline view
November 29: A downtown skyline view (on a rare rainy day) from the top floor southeast unit.

Study rooms and sundeck
November 29: Detail of framing and joisting of study rooms and sundeck.

Open corridors
November 29: Open corridors allow views such as this one of the Southwestern main parking entrance.

Radius Corner
November 29: The iconic view of the "radius" corner takes full form as the building tops out.

Southeast Corner
November 29: Distinctive cantilevered units at the southeast corner.

Full framed building

November 29: View from 7th Street and Westmoreland of the now fully framed building.