Project Description: James Swan Hall was designed by LA architect Myron Hunt as a men's dormitory in 1914. The building was designed to both conform with the topography and to address the need to separate students. Swan Hall was renovated in the 1950's into its contemporary use as faculty offices. The necessity to renovate and expand Swan Hall was generated by a combination of factors, including: the need for modernization to current codes for accessibility and egress, expansion and reorganization of spaces for better function, updating and enhancing the built environment and utility infrastructure, and addressing both structural and envelop deficiencies that were a result of years of seismic stress and general wear. The restoration of the exterior of the original building was completed in accordance with the Secretary of Interior standards. This project achieved LEED Gold certification through the USGBC.
Completion Date: 2012.
Owner: Occidental College
Contractor: Tovey/Shultz Construction, Inc.