"Mollenhauer Group provides accurate as-built data on historic, often derelict buildings, on a revitalization project in Los Angeles, CA.
Adapted from a presentation made at the Leica HDS International User Group Meeting at San Ramon, CA, in November 2005
The move to adaptive reuse has represented quite a paradigm shift in the construction industry both in Los Angeles and across the country. The result has been a change in perception—new metropolitans want to live in an urban community where valuable old buildings are kept and reused, rather than bulldozed. In turn, that has caused a challenge to the construction and architectural industry in the United States, where there has been a core focus on new build. New skills and new approaches would have to be adopted to meet this challenge. Mollenhauer's answer to this was to provide accurate as-built data of large, often derelict, complicated and historic buildings that were being transformed into restaurants, lofts, and hotels—all enriching a revitalized environment."