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Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC - Willis Construction Co, Inc.

American Museum of Motion Pictures

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Owner:
Academy Museum Foundation

Architect:
Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Gensler

Structural Engineer:
Buro Happold

General Contractor:
Matt Construction

Project Highlights:
Project Size: 117,500 SF consisting of 845 panels
Precast Panel System: Architectural Precast
Smooth “As Cast” finish

“The Sphere”

This unique project was designed to accommodate a 1000 seat movie theatre. The top glass canopy covers the observation terrace that has sweeping views of the Hollywood hills. The exterior Architectural Precast not only provided the exterior skin of the project, but also was the forming for the interior structural concrete. All panels were left with an “As Cast” finish. Meaning that panels were not altered in any way from the form to the building. To read more about this ground-breaking innovative project visit: National Precast Concrete Association.



Willis Construction is one of the leading Architectural Precast Concrete manufacturers and installers in the Western United States. We are dedicated to providing Owners, Architects, and General Contractors with the design and engineering expertise necessary to meet the building challenges of today and the future. The quality, durability, and long life of Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) systems provide a wide range of design options for virtually every type of building. Contact us to decide which system would be best suited for your next project.

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Willis Construction, San Juan Bautista, CA: We are Precast Concrete and GFRC Specialists Willis Construction has been providing Architectural Precast Concrete building panels and products to the construction industry since 1979. Willis Construction has consistently risen to meet the changing and challenging needs of the construction industry with innovative and creative precast concrete design solutions. We have had the opportunity to work with excellent Owners, Contractors, Architects and Engineers. We are qualified, competent, competitive, enjoy our work, and are good team members for any project. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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