We've entered Los Angeles' rainy "season" today (last year there were like three days total of noticeable rain), and have discovered some more delightful qualities of our studio in Perloff Hall: leaks. I don't know if institutional buildings in Los Angeles are just not waterproofed (is it cheaper to clean up after leaks three times a year than actually pay for waterproofing?), but these leaks are a bit disturbing because they mostly don't seem to be coming from the wall of windows, but instead from the joints between the columns and beams. This was made a bit more disturbing tonight after a small earthquake that felt and sounded a bit like someone dropped a car on the floor downstairs. I'm sure the leaks couldn't have corroded ALL of the beams' reinforcing and that we still have enough shear strength to withstand the Big One... right?
The official solution; yes, draining into a small trash can. I'm told I have weekend emptying duty.
Leakstop or installation art? (nice work Alex)
Also, I'm hoping the drip stains form a Virgin Mary like the one that appeared in a stain on a freeway overpass in my old neighborhood in Chicago. Maybe some Mary candles would liven this place up a bit.
Our studio could be...