Project Highlights

Project: Caltrans District 7 Headquarters

Architect: Morphosis
Design/Build Team: Main & First Design/Build Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin Associates, Inc.

Contributing Manufacturer: Diamond Manufacturing

Materials: Perforated Metal: 0.090” 3003 Aluminum
3 patterns:
0.250”round x 0.343”staggered center
0.500”round x 0.687”staggered center
1.00”round x 1.375”staggered center

Diamond Manufacturing supplied the perforated metal panels to complete “Starchitect” Thomas Mayne’s vision for this spectacular building. Over 11,000 panels with three different perforated patterns were used to create the metal clad, canopy and sign.

The entire eastern and western façades of the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters are composed of a double skin of metal screens that open and close depending on outside temperatures.

Awards include Los Angeles Build Council Unbuilt Award and Chicago Athenaeum’s American Architectural Award