Los Angeles, CA
Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA)
2023 | ENR Regional Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed Use
2023 | ASCE MLAB Outstanding Structural Engineering Project Award
(W)rapper is the recently completed construction of a new 235-foot-tall office building with a specialized steel frame exoskeleton, the first of its kind in the USA. With no central columns and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this groundbreaking project pushes the boundaries of what has historically been thought to be possible for a high-rise commercial office space. (W)rapper is supported by a network of curvilinear bands that wrap around the building envelope and are supported on a base isolated foundation, allowing the building to respond safely and securely in any seismic event. The unique design of the building creates an open, column-free floor plan that allows tenants to expand and maximize their spatial experience and enjoy wide, uninterrupted views of Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Tom Bonner