Rusnak Pasadena Porsche, Maserati, Bentley and Rolls Royce

Pasadena, California



  • SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for Retrofit/Alteration, 2013
  • Truss repairs/strengthening, seismic retrofit, unreinforced masonry wall openings, new special moment frames, a new mezzanine and temporary shoring design within three existing historic buildings
  • The challenges included doubling the span of eight existing trusses, removing two existing trusses at a new mezzanine, and removing interior columns without changing the roof profile or exterior appearance of the buildings
  • All design work and permits needed to be obtained within 13 weeks