Los Angeles has selected US firm HDR Architecture to serve as programme manager for the next three years of its Sidewalk Repair Program.
The 30-year, $1.4bn programme aims to repair sidewalks so as to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensure universal access to public space for all Angelenos.
LA is home to roughly 11,000 miles of sidewalks, many of which hinder passage because of cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots. Â
HDR’s services in LA include design, programme management and construction management for all planned improvements.
In addition to offering technical expertise and programme management experience, HDR’s team augments the city’s pool of resources by providing design, computer-aided design and graphics rendering, database programming, construction management and real estate services.
HDR is already engaged in municipal programmes in other cities, including a five-year project in Boston aimed at improving sidewalks, curb ramps and cross walks, and a comprehensive sidewalk study in Georgetown, Texas.
Image: Downtown Los Angeles (Wikimedia Commons/Nserrano)