AltaSea Berth 57
The historic Berth 57 transit shed, one of the original buildings in the Port of Los Angeles, will be fully renovated and adapted for use as a marine research laboratory by this project, part of the larger AltaSea initiative we are designing with Gensler Los Angeles. The 60,000 sf shed will be seismically reinforced and brought up to current codes, and preserved as much as possible while meeting the needs of the science it will house. DKA worked closely with the future tenants, the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI) — a consortium of eleven universities — to define requirements and design the new laboratories. In addition to research labs, the project will house classrooms, office space, and shops.