Throw Back Thursday: California Bank Building

In light of the recent completion of the Wilshire Grand/Intercontinental Hotel Tower, which is currently the tallest building in Los Angeles, B&J reflects on the 18-story California Bank Building at 6th and Spring. Designed in 1960, this was the first high-rise building constructed after the ordinance was changed to allow buildings taller than the original[…]

B&J Starts New Throw Back Thursday Series

In preparation of the celebration of our 75th anniversary, we are starting our series of Throw Back Thursday. Brandow and Johnston, Inc. began practicing in Los Angeles in September 1945 as a partnership between two USC alumni: George E. Brandow and Roy G. Johnston. With the support from many local top-notch architectural firms and many[…]

Wilshire Grand Wins Award of Merit from ENR California Best Projects for Specialty Construction

Brandow & Johnston is proud to be part of Wilshire Grand’s outstanding team of designers, engineers and contractors. B&J is the Structural Engineer of Record for this 73-story, 1100 foot tower that was completed in June 2017. It holds the record as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The Awards were presented on[…]

Brandow & Johnston Sending Engineer to Survey Mexico City Earthquake Damage

Brandow & Johnston is pleased to announce that our project engineer Raul Jimenez, PE, will be traveling to Mexico City as part of the SEAOSC Safer Cities Reconnaissance Team for the Mexico City Earthquake.  He will be part of a team along with 5 other engineers that will conduct earthquake reconnaissance after the magnitude 7.1[…]

Brandow & Johnston Presents Wilshire Grand to Louisiana Engineers

Brandow & Johnston’s President Emeritus, Gerard Nieblas, SE (pictured at left), presented “Design & Construction of the Tallest Building West of the Mississippi” to over 500 people at the Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show.  The Show, sponsored by the New Orleans Branch of ASCE, is held annually at the Pontchartrain Center in Keller, LA. […]

B&J Attends Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Brandow & Johnston was proud to attend the naming and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School in East Los Angeles on September 29, 2017.  B&J was the Structural Engineer of Record for the high school and the adjacent Alliance College Ready Middle Academy #8 under Berliner Architects, who were the Architect[…]

Brandow & Johnson Holds Company Retreat at Historic La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena, CA

Brandow & Johnston team of 35 engineers and staff met Friday morning, October 11, 2017, for its first companywide retreat. The retreat was an opportunity to reflect on the past, evaluate the present and look forward to the future. Jim Pearson, B&J’s new President, said, “The event was an opportunity to reflect on who we[…]

B&J to Headline SEAOSC’s Fall Welcome Event

     With a follow up to our 2016 SEAOSC presentation, On Wednesday September 6th, Principal Peter Maranian will take a look at the construction of the tallest building west of the Mississippi’s river, Wilshire Grand Center. Both Maranian and Leonard Joseph (Thornton Tomasetti) will discuss the partnership between the two firms, multiple city approval phases,[…]

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