Somekh Building

The Somekh Building in Shanghai, China is a neoclassic mixed-use building of the early 1900’s. Reinforced concrete columns, beams, and floors form the structure of the building, and the exterior wall exhibits multiple widths of brick masonry infill between floors and columns. Water infiltration and long-standing misuse under prior ownership allowed the building’s interior to fall into serious disrepair. As Architect of Record, MCA provided rehabilitation services including the reconstruction of the ground floor exterior façade, renovation of the commercial entry lobby, replacement of steel windows, roof, enlargement of existing rooftop penthouse, and provision of new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for commercial and residential floors.