Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

March 14, 2013
February 2013 Student Housing Construction Update

Skin in the Game; Unit Leasing Begins

February got off to a fast start with interior rough-in drywall completed in most units, electrical equipment installed, continued running of conduit and electrical wire, more windows installed and towards the end of the month, the first coat of stucco for the exterior skin and building color.

Housing Construction Overview

February 1, 2013: Building exterior is prepared for lath and plaster, as roofing nears completion.

Gear delivery

February 6, 2013: Electrical transformers and switch gear are delivered and installed.

Stacked windows

February 6, 2013: Windows are stacked along basketball court location awaiting installation.

Windows with blue sheeting

February 6, 2013: Windows are installed and then protected from construction damage with blue plastic sheeting.

Roof platforms

February 6, 2013: Roof platforms are readied for air conditioning units.

Roofing materials

February 6, 2013: Roofing materials are delivered by crane.

First coat of stucco

February 20, 2013: The first "scratch" or "brown" coat of stucco is applied to the units facing the courtyard on the west side of the project.

Unit tour

February 20, 2013: Chief Operating Officer Janice Manis and Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement Debra Leathers tour a unit after drywall has been installed.


February 20, 2013: Drywall progresses on one of the 2-bedroom units on the southwest side, which features a curved wall and windows.

Activity in cooridors

February 20, 2013: A beehive of activity in the corridors as multiple trades work to complete electrical, HVAC, plumbing, insulation, drywall and stucco.

View from northeast corner

February 20, 2013: View from northeast corner units.

View of the sundeck

February 20, 2013: View of the sundeck and parapet.

South side of sundeck

February 20, 2013: Distinctive architectural curves grace many elements of the building. Here, the south side of the sundeck over the common area "Pearl."

Stucco on West Courtyard

February 27, 2013: Chief Operating Officer Janice Manis and Peak Property Management Representative Haley Taylor view the color coat of stucco now applied to the west courtyard units.


February 27, 2013: Units are readied for interior finishes and paint.

Air handlers

February 27, 2013: Air handlers are installed in unit ceilings.

Study rooms

February 27, 2013: Framing, insulation, ducting and fire sprinklers are completed in study rooms.

Curved walls of study rooms

February 27, 2013: Third floor study room complex features curved walls.

View from one of the southeast corner units

February 27, 2013: View from one of the southeast corner units, looking toward downtown skyline.

Curvilinear frame of study room

February 27, 2013: Architect Tony Stark stands among the curvilinear frames of the study rooms.

Study room complex on the third floor

February 27, 2013: Another view of the study room complex on the third floor.

Security Office

February 27, 2013: The security office at the top of the 7th Street Grand Staircase has views of the entrance and courtyard.


February 27, 2013: Looking skyward! Soon this opening will be covered by a large skylight and provide light and air to the lobby seating area below.

Overview of housing construction

February 28, 2013: This overview on the last day of the month shows progress on exterior skin and roofing elements.