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Now Apart (NAP)

Complete Renovation to the Now Apart Building in Santa Monica

Client Name

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences


2,326 SF

Year Completed


Construction Value


Scope of Work

General Contractor

Project Partners

LOC Architects, Sapphire Engineering Inc. (Structural Engineers), EMA Consulting Engineers (MEP)


DD+B partnered with LOC Architects and Sapphire Engineering to perform a complete renovation of the Now Apart (NAP) building in Santa Monica, California, transforming it into an administrative space with private offices and large equipment storage for student field trips. DD+B installed a large overhead coiling door in one of the suites, with floor-to-ceiling custom steel racks to store heavy equipment. Additionally, new copper water lines were installed for equipment cleaning in the first suite. In the second suite, the team completed new metal stud framing and a complete build-out that resulted in state-of-the-art offices for the school’s administration. The renovation also included a new kitchen, upgrades to the school’s robust fire alarm and clock bell systems, new LED lighting, sealed concrete floors and a brand-new bathroom.

Key Project Details

Managed tight timeline and budget

Constructed addition per the owner’s request while maintaining original budget

Self-performed by DD+B expert craftsmen

Added new kitchen and bathroom in addition to office suites