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Oct 11, 2021
Orum House, Bel Air

Oct 8, 2021
Encino Mansion Sold, Royal Oaks

Oct 3, 2021
Byrdview, L.A. Mansion For Sale

Oct 2, 2021
Historic Los Feliz House

Sep 22, 2021
Electric Avenue Auto Shop, Silver Lake

Sep 22, 2021
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures – Opening September 30, 2021
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles Building
photo : Iwan Baan ©️ Iwan Baan Studios
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Building
The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Opening on 30 September 2021, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining.

More than a museum, this dynamic film centre will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the Museum is restoring and revitalizing the historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

The Saban Building will feature six floors, including exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, special event spaces, conservation areas, a café, and store. The new spherical addition will connect to the Saban Building via glass bridges and will feature the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with its sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. The museum’s first temporary exhibition will be ‘Hayao Miyazaki’, the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the acclaimed Japanese artist and his work.


Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California, USA
Opening 8 October 2022
Architect: Morphosis Architects
Orange County Museum of Art Costa Mesa, California
image courtesy of architects practice
A permanent home for Orange County Museum of Art at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is slated to open to the public on 8 October 2022. Designed by Morphosis Architects, under the direction of Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne and Brandon Welling, the state-of-the-art 53,000 square foot building is double the size of the museum’s former location.

Complementing the gallery spaces are mezzanine and street-front galleries that will house temporary and permanent collection exhibitions. A spacious roof terrace, equivalent in size to 70 percent of the building’s footprint, can be configured for installations, programs and events.

Hovering over the soaring lobby atrium is a dynamic architectural space for performance and education. The grand public stairs on the outside of the building curve toward the entrance, linking the museum to Segerstrom Center for the Arts. A façade of light-coloured, undulating bands of glazed terracotta paneling creates a distinctive character for the new building.

Aug 23, 2021
Buildings at Ojai Valley School Upper Campus, Ojai, Ventura County
Design: Frederick Fisher and Partners
Ojai Valley School Upper Campus buildings, California
photo : Logan Hall, for Ojai Valley School
Ojai Valley School Upper Campus buildings
The completion of three signature buildings at Ojai Valley School (OVS) Upper Campus, California. Designed and built to replace structures lost in the Thomas Fire four years prior in December 2017, the buildings are situated on a 195-acre site overlooking the Ojai Valley in Ventura County.

Jun 30, 2021
STUDIOpractice Architects Los Angeles
photo : Here and Now Agency
Building on 25 years of design practice in the United States and abroad, partners Michael Palladino, Jim Crawford, and Alex Wuo are pleased to announce the founding of the Los Angeles-based architectural firm STUDIOpractice.

Apr 12, 2021
New Classroom Building At The University Of California Santa Barbara, UCSB
Design: LMN Architects
Classroom Building University of California Santa Barbara
image courtesy of architects practice
Classroom Building University of California Santa Barbara
The project will increase campus classroom capacity by 35 percent, providing 2,000 seats in contemporary instructional spaces over four floors in the center of the University’s iconic shoreline campus. It will be the first new classroom building on campus since 1967 and will provide additional active learning space with 2,000 seats in 5 lecture halls, 3 active learning flat-floor rooms, and 20 flexible classrooms.

Nov 9, 2020
The Culver Steps

Nov 2, 2020
Otis College of Art and Design COVID-19 Report
Architecture input: Frederick Fisher and Partners and Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Cheney
How can design solve a complex problem like a safe return to a college campus during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Otis College of Art and Design was forced to shut down for in-person learning in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Otis College of Art and Design COVID-19 Study

Oct 20, 2020
Vertical Courtyard, Santa Monica
Design: Montalba Architects
Vertical Courtyard Residence Santa Monica
photograph : Kevin Scott
Vertical Courtyard Residence in Santa Monica
The home centers around the vertical courtyard that connects all three levels of the home, along with adjacent terraced gardens, to create moments of simplicity and poetry within the residence.

Oct 8, 2020
LA River
Architects: Ballman Khapalova
LA River Los Angeles
image courtesy of architects studio
LA River
The LA River is a peculiar and unique space with tremendous urban and architectural potential for Los Angeles. While nothing more than a trickle in its original and natural form, the river currently provides an industrial and infrastructural conduit that cuts through the city from downtown LA to Long Beach.

Sep 24, 2020
David Kordansky Gallery Expansion

Aug 26, 2020
Gardenhouse Building, 8600 Wilshire Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Design: MAD Architects
Gardenhouse, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles by MAD Architects
photo : Nic Lehoux
Gardenhouse in Beverly Hills
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed “Gardenhouse,” the first project completed by MAD in the USA.

Aug 26, 2020
Case Study 2020

Aug 25, 2020
Los Angeles Building Photos, L.A. Construction

July 27, 2020
245 N Saltair Avenue, Brentwood Home

July 4, 2020
Black Desert House: Yucca Valley Home

June 24, 2020
LAC+USC Restorative Care Village in L.A.

May 11, 2020
Tommy Lee Home in Calabasas, California

May 1, 2020
Bruce Jenner’s former Malibu beach house

Feb 29, 2020
Oak Pass House, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California
Architects: Walker Workshop
Oak Pass House Los Angeles Architecture Designs
photograph : Joe Fletcher
Oak Pass House in Beverly Hills
The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property’s topography and landscape, which most notably include over 130 protected Coast Live Oak Trees, were the primary drivers for the house’s design.

Jan 30, 2020
The Butterfly and the Dodecagon Residence
Design: Scrafano Architects
The Butterfly and the Dodecagon Residence in L.A.

Jan 13, 2020
Los Tilos Residence, Outpost Estates area, Hollywood Hills
Design: Whipple Russell Architects
Los Tilos Residence

Los Angeles Architecture Designs 2019

Oct 23, 2019
Cal Poly Pomona Events

Oct 11, 2019
Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

Oct 7, 2019
Stoneridge Residence on Mulholland Drive, Bel Air

Sep 28, 2019
The George Anaheim, Parking Structure

Sep 4, 2019
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara Appointments

Apr 15, 2019
Point Line Plane Volume, Cal Poly Pomona

Apr 7, 2019
BCG Office Interior, North tower of City National Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles
Architects: ShubinDonaldson
BCG Office Interior in LA - Los Angeles Architecture Designs
photograph : Benny Chan
BCG Office Interior
What if BCG’s new space, on the 51st and 52nd floors (top two floors) of one of Los Angeles’ tallest office towers, could evoke the 360° perspective and sense of “unlimited possibility” that are the hallmark of the firm’s work, and its culture?

Mar 24, 2019
SCI-Arc Events
SCI-Arc Events 2019

Mar 13, 2019
Orum Residence in Bel-Air
Orum Residence in Bel-Air

Jan 7, 2019
Architecture News from M-Rad Inc.

The Green St. project by M-Rad Inc. is nearing completion. Some of the heaviest hitters in the cannabis industry will soon be moving into their new home in downtown Los Angeles. MOTA will occupy an entire floor of the Green St. building – a seven-story, 67,000-square-foot cannabis hub in downtown LA designed by M-Rad Inc. Once Green St. is complete, it will be the largest private members space dedicated to cannabis in the country.

MOTA (Spanish slang term for marijuana and also known as “Medicine Of The Angels”) will occupy the entire fourth floor and will be used as a members lounge and spa. This floor will also include luxurious relaxation rooms, an entertainment area, privacy pods, a cafe supported by a world-class restaurant group with coffee by Mary Joe, a library, and secret meeting space all designed by M-Rad. The space will also feature custom M-Rad furniture currently in fabrication in downtown Los Angeles and Bali. M-Rad designed the space to encourage an inviting, playful, and relaxing experience with modern elements and a heavy influence of hospitality. This space will act as a model for future cannabis hospitality spaces.

Each floor of the Green St. building is specifically designed for the cannabis connoisseur in mind. The building itself will host several cannabis-related programs such as cultural activities and gastronomic experiences ensuring the space is tapping all senses. Some of the partners affiliated with the project are prolific investor Gary Vaynerchuk, who is a 50% stakeholder in Green Street Agency, and Vicente Sederberg LLC dubbed The Marijuana Law Firm. The project is slated to be completed in Q1 of 2019.

Los Angeles Architecture Designs from 2018

page updated Dec 2, 2018 – building photos added
Walt Disney Concert Hall Building

Nov 16, 2018
Beverly Center Renewal – The Mall of the Stars, 8500 Beverly Boulevard, edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, L.A.
Design: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Architects
Beverly Center building Los Angeles Architecture Designs
photo © John Linden
Beverly Center Building Renovation

Nov 12, 2018
Audrey Irmas Pavilion, Wilshire Boulevard, Koreatown
Design: OMA
Audrey Irmas Pavilion Los Angeles Architecture Designs
image Courtesy OMA New York
Audrey Irmas Pavilion
Construction of a new pavilion for Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles’ oldest Jewish congregation, to be a multi-use cultural, religious and event space directly adjacent to the Temple’s historic sanctuary.

Oct 23, 2018
Stack House
Design: FreelandBuck
Stack House Los Angeles Architecture Designs
photo : Eric Staudenmaier Photography
Stack House, L.A.

Nov 13, 2018
Yojisan Japanese Restaurant, Beverly Hills
Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
Yojisan Japanese Restaurant in Beverly Hills
photo : Taiyo Watanabe
New Japanese Restaurant in California
Within a very limited space, Yojisan brings a surreal revolution to a city of tradition while staying refreshingly whimsical and modern.

Oct 19, 2018
Thaxton and associates office and retail building, 11338 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood
Design: Griffin Enright Architects
Thaxton and associates office and retail building
image from architecture firm
Thaxton and associates office and retail building

Oct 17, 2018
Long Beach Rainbow Bridge in California

Oct 16, 2018
Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo, L.A.

Oct 8, 2018
Hide Out in Little Osaka, L.A.

Oct 8, 2018
Flip Flop House, Venice, California
Design: Dan Brunn Architecture
Flip Flop House in Venice California
photo : Brandon Shigeta
New House in Venice, L.A.
As its name suggests, the Flip Flop House plays with a sense of duality on multiple design levels. Acting as an architectural chameleon, the dynamic house is malleable to the clients’ desire to both display their art collection and embrace the sweeping vistas of Venice beach.

Oct 3, 2018
L.A. Mayor’s “A Bridge Home” Program
Fifteen pop-up shelters are due to open, one in each city council district, funded through Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” program.

The El Pueblo emergency homeless shelter opened last month in downtown Los Angeles, on a city-owned parking lot near Union Station. The shelter building design by Gensler is composed of three trailers arranged around a central outdoor deck.

L.A. Mayor’s “A Bridge Home” Program shelter design by SWA with Studio One Eleven:
L.A. Mayor’s “A Bridge Home” Program shelter design - Los Angeles Architecture Designs
image Courtesy SWA with Studio One Eleven

The initiative was launched in April 2018: it will implement recommendations outlined in a December 2017 report by the nonprofit Urban Land Institute (ULI) to fast-track the construction of “bridge” housing. The new homes will provide immediate help for homeless individuals until more permanent options become available. Over 25,000 people are now living on the streets of Los Angeles.

The ULI selected three pairings of architecture and landscape architecture firms in July, to develop design prototypes with the mayor’s office:

– DLR Group with EPT Design
– SWA with Studio One Eleven
– Realm with JFAK Architects

The teams participated in an intensive half-day charrette to create models for 50-, 100-, and 150-bed facilities that could be easily adapted to a number of sites.

Oct 2, 2018
Reggie Rodriguez Community Center, Montebello, Los Angeles County
Design: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Reggie Rodriguez Community Center in Montebello California
image : Sparano + Mooney Architecture
New Building in Los Angeles County
The community center building contrasts porous public spaces extending into the park with more introverted and cloistered areas for concentrated study.

Sep 16, 2018
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at the University of California, Irvine, Southern California
Architects: LMN Architects
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at the University of California, Irvine
image Courtesy architecture office
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at the University of California
The L-shaped building will be organized as three distinct volumes: a “Jewel Box” glass-and-concrete tower; a glass and precast concrete “Lab Bar” to house a variety of highly adaptable laboratories; and a transparent, glass-wrapped connector dubbed the “Community Hub”.

Sep 10, 2018
Three Step House
Architects: CHA:COL
Three Step House

Aug 26, 2018
Vespertine, Culver City
Design: Eric Owen Moss Architects
Culver City building L.A. - Los Angeles Architecture Designs
photo courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum
Culver City Building
A preliminary study model made from a square pile of note paper, describes a concept for a tower which is not quite a regular box, nor a clear, spatial departure from the regular box.

Aug 22, 2018
Spoonfed Restaurant, Seward Street, Hollywood Media Arts District
Architects: Bureau of Architecture and Design
Spoonfed Restaurant in Los Angeles
photograph : Paul Vu
Spoonfed Restaurant L.A.
This new restaurant is located in a new modern building so first and foremost that informed the design as we strove to create a clean, almost minimal feel with playful bursts of vibrant color.

Aug 17, 2018
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Jul 30, 2018
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, 5001 Rodeo Road
Design: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Building in LA - Los Angeles Architecture Designs
image courtesy of architects
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Building L.A.
The new masterplan will update and expand the legendary sports center’s existing facilities and green space.

Jul 21, 2018
Redevelopment Project for The Center for Early Education, La Cienega Boulevard / Clinton Avenue, West Hollywood
Architects: Johnson Favaro
CEE – Center for Early Education West Hollywood building
photo : Benny Chan
CEE – Center for Early Education West Hollywood
At completion campus to feature 70,000 SF in two new buildings replacing two existing buildings, plus campus expansion, new subterranean garage, rooftop playgrounds and ground level play field.

Residence Overlooking Mulholland Drive

Jul 4, 2018
Gardenhouse, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverley Hills, CA
Design: MAD Architects
Gardenhouse in Beverly Hills San Francisco
image Courtesy architecture office
Gardenhouse Wilshire Boulevard
Current housing in our congested urban centers has come to prioritize function over consideration for a human’s emotional relationship with the living and natural environment. This innovative residential project demonstrates the core design philosophy of this up-and-coming Chinese architecture studio.

Jun 29, 2018
Harper17 Condominium, 1264 N. Harper Ave, West Hollywood
Design: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Harper17 West Hollywood Condominium
image courtesy of architects
Harper17 Condominium
Renderings for a four-story condominium planned a block south of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Jun 15, 2018
2510 Temple, 2510 W Temple Street, Filipinotown, CA 90026
Design: Patrick Tighe Architecture
2510 Temple building in Filipinotown
photograph : Art Gray
2510 Temple Los Angeles Building
Perched within the Historic Filipinotown, just west of Downtown Los Angeles, this building responds to its context both at city-wide and neighborhood level.

May 23, 2018
Stradella Residence, Bel-Air
Design: SAOTA
Los Angeles Luxury Property

May 22, 2018
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6th Street Viaduct in Los Angeles
photograph © Kenneth Johansson Photography
Los Angeles Building Photos
Los Angeles building pictures ranging from The Academy Egg designed by Renzo Piano to ‘The Aven’, a 39-story apartment complex in the South Park area of downtown LA, and Banc of California Soccer stadium in Exposition Park.

Apr 27, 2018
‘Rumblefish’ – Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge, Elysian Valley / Taylor Yard
Design: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Rumblefish: Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge
image : SPF:a
Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge
Release of new renderings for Rumblefish, a 400-foot pedestrian bridge spanning across the LA River and connecting Elysian Valley (Frogtown) to Taylor Yard, a 42-acre industrial parcel and former railyard site at the center of the city’s river revitalization plans.

Mar 17, 2018
SCI-Arc receives official STEM designation

SCI-Arc’s B.Arch, M.Arch 1, M. Arch 2 and Master of Science degree programs have been designated as an approved field of study within the U.S. government’s official STEM fields list in Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.

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Feb 27, 2018
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from L.A. Buildings

On February 6, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution targeting drastic cuts to greenhouse gas emissions from commercial and residential buildings.

The measure gives L.A.’s Building and Safety Department and the Department of Water and Power (DWP) 90 days to recommend methods for reducing reliance on natural gas and shifting toward electricity from clean sources for heating, water heating, and cooking; and requires DWP to set ambitious goals for building electrification in 2028 and 2038.

The targets are in line with mayor Eric Garcetti’s aggressive sustainability plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% before 2035. Their vision for L.A. is to be fossil fuel-free: the city needs building electrification to make this vision a reality. Currently, the L.A. region burns more fossil fuels in its buildings than in its power plants.

Feb 2, 2018
Little Ground Cafe, Glendale
Architecture: WORD (Warren Office for Research and Design)
Little Ground Cafe
photograph : Chris Warren
New Cafe in Glendale
A study in texture, transparency and materiality, this corner walk-up cafe aims to inspire and enhance the area’s rare pedestrian culture. The main focus of the design is to create a calm, inviting public space that directly engages its frenetic urban setting.

Jan 21, 2018
Grand Avenue Project, downtown – located opposite Walt Disney Concert Hall
Design: Architect Frank Gehry
An open-air complex of apartments, condominiums, movie theaters, restaurants and shops that promises to enliven a city block that has been mostly dead for half a century for Related Co.
The Grand will have a mix of shops and restaurants spread among a series of landscaped open terraces, along with an approximately 450-seat cinema complex on the east side above Olive Street. There will be a 20-story Equinox hotel with 314 rooms and a 39-story residential tower with 113 condos and 323 apartments.

The new building allos Gehry to unlock a trick he baked into his Disney Hall design — its metal surface were carefully arranged to receive light projections from across the street. Live Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts can be shown on multiple walls of Disney Hall.

The project will help underline the location as L.A.’s cultural and civic district with a third component being the Broad’s contemporary art museum.

Jan 20, 2018 ; Dec 10, 2017
The Archer School for Girls Campus Masterplan, 11725 W Sunset Blvd
Design: Parallax Architects
The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles
image © Parallax Architects/Shimahara Illustration
The Archer School for Girls
Parallax Architects and The Archer School for Girls are pleased to unveil “Archer Forward,” a bold and elegant Campus Master Plan proposed for the school’s historic campus.

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