Project Description

Eighth & Grand

Project Details

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Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Owner: Carmel Partners
GC: CP Construction
Engineer: Englekirk Structural Engineering

Project Narrative

“Eighth & Grand,” located prominently in downtown Los Angeles, is a 7-story mixed use building with four levels of underground parking that offers 700 apartments with shared amenities including courtyards, roof pools, a clubhouse and fitness center. LA’s first downtown Whole Foods is on the ground floor, offering not only a grocery store but a bar and restaurant. With 635,000 ft2 of the ConXR 200 System, Eighth & Grand is ConXtech’s largest project to date.

ConX Solutions

This project was originally designed as a 5-story Type III residential building on a podium. The owner was able to add a story by switching to the ConX System. By moving from Type III to Type I with non-combustible construction, the design could incorporate 6 more one-bedroom units per floor, for a total of 36 additional units. The ConX System also allowed for a pool and community space on the roof. This project has been featured in the LA Times and LA Downtown News.

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More Information

LA Downtown News featured G8’s ConXR System in November 2014:
“Downtown’s Snap-and-Go Building” by Eddie Kim

The LA Times featured G8 in February 2015: “Whole Foods to anchor posh apartment complex in downtown L.A.” by Roger Vincent

Eighth & Grand website, Carmel Partners

Video Credit: Carmel Partners.

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This project has a ConXR™ 200 chassis:

Lower & Locking™ Connection

ConXR 200 System Connection
ConXR 200

Height & Assembly Speed

  • 4 to 8 Stories, up to 12

  • 3 to 5,000 ft2 per day

Design Parameters

Column Size 200 mm (8″ HSS)
Beam Depth 12″ (variable weight)
Beam Spans 8′ to 20′