Helms — Culver City, CA
Architect: RAC Design Build
Previously a fabric workshop specializing in fire protection for the airline industry, Helms is now the Framestore in NYC SoHo District. The project consists of changing a 22 by 25 feet by 43 feet tall structure used as storage into a three story office structure. New floors have been added within the 43 tall existing structures. The gravity system consists in steel members supporting metal decks. The lateral system consists in Special Concentric Brace Frames. Additional features of the building include defunct parking meters, and NYC subway strap hangers. The client lounge was converted with vintage TQ class seats, complete with ashtrays.