Designed a Vertical Augmentation
DRPILLA designed the vertical augmentation that included an additional six stories, making the building a total of 12 stories. The existing column foundations were found to be bearing on bedrock and adequate to sustain the additional loads imparted by the proposed addition and modifications. However, the building’s structural system required reinforcing which included new footings and plates for all the existing columns. A new elevator shaft also provides lateral stability for the building.