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Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC - Willis Construction Co, Inc.

ICON Sunset Bronson Studios

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Hollywood, CA

Hudson Pacific Properties



General Contractor:

Precast Products:
Thinshell Precast

The ICON Sunset Bronson Studios is a 14-story, Class A office building, and the new home to Netflix’s Los Angeles headquarters. This project is located at the northeast corner of Sunset Blvd. and N. Van Ness Ave., in Hollywood, just one block west of the 101 Freeway. The 200-foot tall structure designed by Gensler, is created of rectangular masses that are offset from the original ground floor plate. This design allowed for outdoor terraces on multiple levels of the tower. The floor to ceiling glazing between the Thinshell Precast panels allow for panoramic views from almost every floor. The offset massing created large flat cantilevered soffits. Some at very high elevations. These areas needed to be clad with a strong waterproofed surface; a material that was light weight to lower structural costs; and of course, something that could be installed quickly and without time consuming scaffolding. Thinshell Precast panels satisfied all of those requirements, as well as providing an aesthetically pleasing finish.


Willis Construction is one of the leading Architectural Precast Concrete manufacturers and installers in the Western United States. We are dedicated to providing Owners, Architects, and General Contractors with the design and engineering expertise necessary to meet the building challenges of today and the future. The quality, durability, and long life of Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) systems provide a wide range of design options for virtually every type of building. Contact us to decide which system would be best suited for your next project.

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Willis Construction, San Juan Bautista, CA: We are Precast Concrete and GFRC Specialists Willis Construction has been providing Architectural Precast Concrete building panels and products to the construction industry since 1979. Willis Construction has consistently risen to meet the changing and challenging needs of the construction industry with innovative and creative precast concrete design solutions. We have had the opportunity to work with excellent Owners, Contractors, Architects and Engineers. We are qualified, competent, competitive, enjoy our work, and are good team members for any project. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.


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