DLR LAX SUITE 100
Los Angeles, CA
GC: Clune Construction Architect: JTC Architects, Inc.
THE SHARPE TEAM:
Project Manager: Jack Johnson
Superintendents: Alex Munoz and Sammy Arellano
Project Foremen: Rudy Mata and Jiovany Limias-Vargas
Although the name of this project implies it is located at the airport, this secure and reliable colocation data center is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It features seismically rated infrastructure over 16,000 square-feet and has access to over 25 network providers. This is a unique undertaking, as the space is specifically designed to house server racks, and contrary to many of our past buildouts, it is expected to have minimal permanent occupancy. It includes repurposing the historic Sears Roebuck building and adapting it to meet modern needs. Boasting impressive 21-foot deck heights, the space will eventually contain miles of data cables and utilizes overhead structural steel to support its cable trays. Sharpe's scope of work includes installing vapor barrier and ballistic resistant walls around the suites perimeter and constructing fire-rated walls for electrical rooms and switch gears.
These data centers, often inconspicuously nestled within urban areas, are crucial infrastructure components supporting our digital age. As part of the Clune subcontractor team, we take pride in contributing to essential infrastructure that supports our local communities. The data center has been recognized as an L.A. Green Business for its energy efficiency and sustainability efforts. It may not be featured in any architectural magazines but will play a critical role when streaming any of your favorite shows or accessing web-based technologies while in the DTLA area.