Richard Neutra’s Tower of Hope has been an important Orange County landmark since it was built in 1968. The 13-story tower — the tallest building in Orange County at the time — complements Neutra’s recently restored Arboretum building.
LPA’s integrated design team worked closely with the Catholic Diocese of Orange to restore, revitalize and extend the life of the Tower of Hope for the next 100 years. An essential component of the tower’s rehabilitation was a full-scale seismic retrofit of the building.The seismic engineers worked shoulder-to-shoulder with LPA’s architects and interior designers. The integrated team ensured that the seismic retrofit design both preserved the original architectural character of the iconic building and maximized the amount of functional interior space.
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