The 710 Wilshire Boulevard project is a hospitality development located in Santa Monica, California designed by Howard Laks architects. The project is intended to work as a hotel incorporating retail mixed-use spaces. What makes this development special is the adaptive reuse of a designated historical landmark, originally designed by Arthur E. Harvey, such is the case of the 6-level, Y-shaped Santa Monica Professional Building. This is a Spanish Colonial Revival building, with Moorish details and baroque ornamentation (according to LA Conservancy). The Y-shaped structure was conceived to accommodate sunlight and ocean breezes. The project plan consists of approximately 165,000 square feet of new program, including 270 hotel rooms, 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail suites, 7,000 square feet of food and beverage spaces, 6,000 square feet of meeting and banquet rooms, a lobby, paseo, courtyard, fitness center, rooftop pool deck and back-of-house support spaces. All of these distributed on 7 floors and 4 levels of below grade parking. Regarding the parking, the development on the 710 Wilshire Boulevard will count on 325 on-site spaces, 325 subterranean (5 levels) and 90 bike spaces.
CorbisStudio's scope of work included supporting our client in the Construction Document stage with the production of AutoCAD plans and approximately 196 sheets of 2d Architecture for the 710 Wilshire Boulevard Hotel development. It is also part of the scope to incorporate design revisions into the existing Construction Document package, and, therefore, approximately 80% of the set will need to be updated. Construction Documents’ Drawings Shell & Core revisions included an exterior enclosure (wall sections and details of window wall system) modifications that impact all plans, sections, elevations, and details.