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VA 116


2000 California Preservation Foundation

Design Award  Rehabilitation/ Adaptive Re-Use (REA Architects, AIA)

1998 Society of American Registered Architects California Council

Design Award for Excellence (REA Architects, AIA)

1998 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) 

National Award of Design Excellence (REA Architects, AIA)

1998 Los Angeles Business Council Award

Renovated Buildings Residential (REA Architects, AIA)

1998 Renaissance Design Competition

Honorable Mention – Adaptive Reuse (REA Architects, AIA)

VA 116 is an adaptive reuse of an existing 60,000 square foot abandoned building built in 1929. The project required various governmental approvals including the California State Historic Preservation Office (SHIPO), and the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Post-update, it now offers transitional and permanent housing for 156 formerly homeless veterans. A seismic retrofit and lead and asbestos abatement bring the interior up to modern standards, and allow for the creation of multiple tenant based improvements. The newly rebuilt interior includes commercial kitchen and dining facilities, classrooms, a vocational rehabilitation center, and multiple comprehensive administrative offices to help veterans who live in the facility.

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