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LA ProPoint Frames a Facade for Arts District Building

PLSN Staff • News • December 12, 2009

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — Back in 2007, stage and show systems supplier LA ProPoint took on a unique project on commission from 3Form — to design and fabricate a steel framing system for a monolithic resin-composite architectural façade for a building located at 8476 Sunset Boulevard. The façade was designed by Patterns, a Los Angeles-based architectural firm, and the project was unveiled Dec. 11 as part of the area’s Downtown Art Walk.  LA ProPoint’s steel framing system supports the façade and integrates it with the building. The end result was the installation of one of the first monolithic resin-composite architectural façades in the U.S.


“LA ProPoint has a long history of serving arts venues—from theaters and concert halls to outdoor stages and amphitheatres,” said Mark Riddlesperger, founder and president of LA ProPoint.  “What we’re finding lately is that the fine art world is taking a cue from the performance art world, creating additional demand for our services.”
Gallery Row Organization also commissioned LA ProPoint to fabricate and install new signage in recognition of its fifth anniversary in downtown Los Angeles. It’s part of an ongoing effort to re-brand the downtown area and promote its arts district.
LA ProPoint installed 25 new signs on streetlamps in the area marked by Main and Spring Streets and 2nd and 9th Streets. The signs, which take their inspiration from Southern California’s aerospace industry, are made of lightweight honeycomb panels and were fabricated by Lexington.
“We’re very proud to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles,” said Riddlesperger.  “Durfee | Regn is an award-winning design firm based in downtown and their signs, which they created in collaboration with graphic designer Brian Roettinger, truly announce our city’s art scene.”
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