The commercial space at 9701 Wilshire in Los Angeles is a historical building designed by the very well know architect Anthony Lumpsden. Although the building has a very unique and timeless design, it was in desperate need of an updated appearance. The challenge that the ownership faced was that the building was almost 100% occupied at the time.
Nadel Architecutre + Planning (architectural design firm) successfully created a progressive design for the new ownership, yet simultaneously presented a new challenge: how to bring this new building design to life. They retained Spin Imaging’s expertise, leaders in ABV (Adhesive Black Vinyl) solution, to build the process of matching various materials and “activate” the design, creating a modern work of art. The design objective was to mimic a horizontal flow that had previously “dated” the building’s old-fashioned theme. This was achieved by using high performance, exterior vinyl and polyester films produced by Spin Imaging Inc. and Campbell Window Film.
After multiple tests on the building, we reached a color combination that represented the renderings by Nadel, and began production. By installing ALL materials from the exterior (Via swing stage) we were able to transform the building without disrupting the existing tenants.
The installation took a total of 8 weeks, which transformed the structure into a modern version of the historical building. One of the benefits for the Beverly Hills Historical Committee, is that the building can be taken back to its original look (if ever desired) without effecting the original surfaces.