Bank of America Tapestries

Los Angeles, CA

An installation of kilim weave tapestries by designer Christopher Farr for the lobby of the Bank of America building in Downtown Los Angeles was engineered by GMS. The structural engineering scope included design of wall supports for five tapestries as large as 20’x40,’ including any necessary frames to which the tapestries are stretched and attached.

In order to minimize both cost and the impact to existing granite panels, GMS used connectors that did not have a Los Angeles Research Report. GMS was able to obtain approval for the use of these connectors without the lengthy and costly testing and report approval process necessary for a LA Research Report.

Client: Brookfield Properties

Architect: Perkins + Will