Harvard Westlake MS
700 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

General Contractor: Matt Construction
Dow Diversified, Inc. - Costa Mesa, California
Architect: Jeffrey M Kalban & Associates - Los Angeles, California
Architectural Resources Group (historic buildings)
Contract Value: $506,000.00
Year Completed: 2009

Work Performed:
Harvard Westlake School is an independent, co-educational university preparatory day school known for its strong academic program, selective admissions, high college matriculation and well known parents and alumni. As Dow Diversified's exclusive millwork subcontractor, SMI Millwork was contracted for this challenging high profile project to provide an extensive interior millwork package for the Bing Auditorium.

Referred to as the Sails, these tall iconic millwork structures positioned at both sides of the stage and lining the main stair entries at either side of the auditorium posed many unique challenges with their large radius panels trimmed out with hardwood reveals, all in horizontal alignment with their adjacent counterparts while arrayed at gradient elevations. These panels which are all sequence matched, trim and solid wood end caps are affixed to an internal steel structure and are custom fit to each elevation. The Sails are further complimented by the Canopy, suspended 30 feet above the theatrical stage and orchestra pit. It follows the same design with sequence matched radius veneer panels and hardwood edges.

A prelude to the Bing Auditorium millwork is the Reception Desk and Wall Panels inside the Front Office. This tear drop shaped fixture is fabricated with radius veneer panels affixed over a skeletal wood frame with a granite countertop contoured to match.

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