Myers Associates' design for the renovation of the 1925 ice storage
house for Beverly Hills transforms the Ice House into an elegant
modern office building, while celebrating the industrial character
of its history. The renovation plays a key role in the City of Beverly
Hills' plan to revitalize the light industrial area around the City's
maintaining an industrial aesthetic, the massive concrete building
is now punctuated by a rhythm of large steel and glass factory sash
windows. New additions to the building are elegant steel structures
which play against the solidity of the original concrete structure,
and announce the renovation with deference to the original building.
A 45-foot high steel and glass screen serves as a new façade
for the building, while a 150-foot long steel beam marks new vehicular
and pedestrian entrances.