Hosteling International Project Using Modular to Speed Construction

Led by Partner Jackie Vinkler, JAMA’s team issued a DD package this month for the Hosteling International Santa Monica project, a unique renovation/new construction project just blocks from the beach. The project adds 46 new rooms without shutting down this popular location by incorporating prefab wood-framed modules: 6 per floor stacked 4-stories high on top of a concrete podium. Craned in place and complete with MEP systems and architectural finishes, the project requires partial demo and alterations to an existing wood and masonry structure to make way for the new seismically separated elements. The firm’s work also includes identifying acceptable crane placement locations around this tight site.