Santa Ana Arts Collective is the adaptive reuse of an existing office building located in Santa Ana. The building was converted to a five-story multi-family low-income residential apartment building. The concrete-framed building was constructed approximately sixty years ago. The Santa Ana Arts Collective is located in the heart of Main Street’s “Cultural Corridor” in Santa Ana, which is minutes from many of the city’s museums, theaters, art schools, maker spaces, and performance venues, making it the perfect place for artists to live and thrive.
MCA was hired by KKG, Inc. to perform a limited investigation on the existing windows. The windows on Floors 2 – 5 are the original single-glazed, aluminum-framed, stacked window walls with vision lights and painted spandrel panels and have several reported leaks throughout.
MCA performed a survey and investigation of the existing windows and recommended a remedial resealing procedure for the existing stacked window walls. MCA provided construction observation services during the resealing of the window walls. MCA also performed modified AAMA 501.2 water tests throughout the curtain wall following the repair to verify the performance of the installation.