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Skid Row Housing Trust / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

  • Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
  • Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (Principal-in-Charge), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Alex Morassut (Project Manager)
  • Area: 4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

© Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson

© Lawrence Anderson

As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, LOHA was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, LOHA deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation.

© Lawrence Anderson
© Lawrence Anderson

© Lawrence Anderson

The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.

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