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Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

  • Voluntary seismic retrofit, truss repairs and tenant improvement of a 27,900 sf, 3-story, unreinforced masonry building with a partial basement
  • The building was reportedly constructed by Japanese immigrants in 1925 as the first structure in Los Angeles to be specifically designed as a Buddhist place of worship
  • The temple originally served as a house of worship and social hall in Little Tokyo, and was later used to store the belongings of Japanese Americans sent to U.S. concentration camps during World War II