Throwback Thursday: 550 South Hope

The 550 South Hope Tower was the last high-rise office building constructed in Downtown Los Angeles in 1993 before the recently completed 73 story Wilshire Grand Tower. This 28-story office tower with six levels of parking is immediately adjacent to the Los Angeles Central Library and across from the California Club. The architectural design relates[…]

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[…]

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 & 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[…]

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