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Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Area

    33225.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden + 28

OMA's Santa Monica Scheme Re-evaluated

00:00 - 8 September, 2013
OMA's Santa Monica Scheme Re-evaluated, © OMA
© OMA

In July the Office for Metropolitan Architecture's (OMA) competition proposal for a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Santa Monica was recommended by City Council members after they "seemed genuinely wowed by OMA's theatrically-terraced design." City officials have since voted to re-evaluate the recommendation over concerns of a lack of affordable housing in the development, as well as issues "related to design [and] economics." They have also invited Related California, a team comprising of BIG, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, and Rios Clementi Hale Studios, to revise its original proposal that was shortlisted in March of this year.

OMA's Competition Proposal Selected in Santa Monica

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
OMA's Competition Proposal Selected in Santa Monica, © OMA
© OMA

Santa Monica’s City Staff has recommended OMA’s competition proposal for a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. The building and surrounding plaza incorporates a civic plaza, cultural venue, retail, residences, offices and a boutique hotel. The City Staff selection panel praised OMA’s project for its iconic architecture and flexibility, saying it would “easily accommodate potential design modifications and adjust to market demand changes in the future.” Santa Monica’s City Council will review the recommendation on August 27th before the project formally proceeds in 2014.

The proposal’s plazas and terraces will add over 55,000 square feet of programmable open space. A cultural venue will sit inside of the building, anchored by office spaces for Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles’ growing tech industry. The project will be led by OMA’s New York office, headed by Shohei Shigematsu. He explained, “Our design provides residents, tourists, and entrepreneurs a dynamic new public realm – a stepped building that achieves a strong interaction between interior program and exterior environments.”

More images and information after the break…

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UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center / Michael W. Folonis Architects

01:00 - 18 June, 2013
© Tom Bonner
© Tom Bonner

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Santa Monica Animation Studio / Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

01:00 - 2 April, 2013
Courtesy of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
Courtesy of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, California, United States of America
  • Category

  • Principal

    Gwynne Pugh, Linda Jassim
  • Waisler Design Principal

    Andy Waisler
  • Landscape Design

    Studio J
  • Area

    17000.0 ft2

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Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

00:00 - 4 March, 2013
Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica, © Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners

Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site.

Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate.

More images of the “Ocean Avenue Project” after the break...

Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki

01:00 - 7 November, 2012
Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki, © Alejandro Wirth
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, United States
  • Category

  • Client

    Withheld
  • Area

    12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Video: Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

13:00 - 25 May, 2012

The AIA sat down with famed architect Frank Gehry - recipient of the 2012 Twenty-five Year Award - to discuss his eccentric Santa Monica home that has enormously influenced both theory and practice over the last 25 to 35 years. In the late 1970s, Frank Gehry transformed an existing Dutch colonial home in a quiet Southern California neighborhood into a controversial symbol of deconstructivism by surrounding it with an unconventional new addition. As the AIA describes, “The exposed structure, chaotic fusion of disparate materials, and aggressive juxtaposition of old and new communicate a sense of real-time formal evolution and conflict, as if the building were dynamically, violently creating itself with found objects.”

Reactor Films / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

00:00 - 11 May, 2012
Reactor Films / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © Marvin Rand
© Marvin Rand

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1330 4th Street, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Category

  • Principal In Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa
  • Design Team

    Angela Brooks, Jackson Butler, Adam Davis, Mike Ferguson, John Jennings, Gwynne Pugh, Lawrence Scarpa
  • Furniture And Fixture Design

    Mike Ferguson; John Jennings; Lawrence Scarpa (with Dave Scott)
  • Steel And Furniture Fabrication

    Dave Scott of DESU
  • Construction Team

    Brian Crommie and Tom Hinerfeld of BT Builders
  • Client/Owner

    Stoney Road Productions and Reactor Films
  • Costs

    $35.000 ($50.00/sq. ft.) includes building shell upgrades
  • Area

    7000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Rainbow Living / Minarc

00:00 - 13 March, 2012
Rainbow Living / Minarc, Courtesy of Minarc
Courtesy of Minarc

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, United States
  • Category

  • Cost

    $250 per sqft
  • Area

    4200.0 ft2

Santa Monica Parking Garages / Brooks + Scarpa

01:00 - 23 January, 2012
Santa Monica Parking Garages / Brooks + Scarpa, © John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden

© John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    1411 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States
  • Category

  • Architect of Record

    Taylor Fierce Orne Architects
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

A+D Museum's ARkidECTURE + Design Workshop at The Eames Office

23:00 - 12 January, 2012
Courtesy of A+D
Courtesy of A+D

Now’s your chance to learn all about the wonderful world of Charles and Ray Eames at A+D Museum‘s ARkidECTURE + design workshop at The Eames Office Saturday, January 14th from 10AM – 1PM.

Luminous Passage / Predock Frane Architects

00:00 - 14 August, 2011
Luminous Passage / Predock Frane Architects, © Ian Thomas
© Ian Thomas

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20th St. Offices / Belzberg Architects

00:00 - 2 August, 2011
20th St. Offices / Belzberg Architects, © Fotoworks-Benny Chan
© Fotoworks-Benny Chan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1507 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
  • Category

  • Architect

    Belzberg Architects
  • Project Team

    Hagy Belzberg, Principal; David Cheung, Project Manager; Carina Bien-Willner, Project Manager; Lauren Zuzack, Project Manager; Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel
  • Structural Engineer

     Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer

     John Dorius & Associates
  • Furniture

     Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Electrical Consultant

     A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant

     Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor

     Belzberg Architects
  • Special Fabrication

     SC Sheetmetal
  • Leed Consulting

     Eco-Consulting | LA
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa

00:00 - 29 November, 2010
Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1548 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Category

  • Principal In Charge

    Angela Brooks, AIA
  • Design Architect

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Project Team

    Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Ching Luk, Matt Majack, Luis Gomez, Omar Barcena, Dan Safarik, Gwynne Pugh
  • Structural Engineering

    John Martin Associates
  • Mep Engineering

    IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Environmental Consultant

    Helios International
  • Metal Fabrication

    Breakform Design
  • Contractor

    Ruiz Brothers
  • Client

    Step Up, Tod Lipka, President and CEO
  • Area

    31600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009

Colorado Court / Brooks + Scarpa

00:00 - 19 November, 2010
Colorado Court / Brooks + Scarpa, Courtesy of  brooks + scarpa
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  • Architects

  • Location

    502 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Category

  • Project In Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Angela Brooks, AIA
  • Project Team

    Gwynne Pugh, AIA, Anne Marie Burke, Heather Duncan, Vanessa Hardy, Bettina Hermsen, Tim Peterson, Ching Luk, Jackson Butler, Steve Kodama, FAIA
  • Project Energy Engineer

    Dr. John G. Ingersoll of Helios International Inc
  • Structural Engineering

    Youssef Associates
  • Mep Engineering

    Storms and Lowe
  • Landscape Architects

    Dry Design, Inc
  • Client

    Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Area

    30150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2002

Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners

00:00 - 5 July, 2010
Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners, via netropolitan.org
via netropolitan.org

via netropolitan.org © Liao Yusheng Courtesy of storiesofhouses.com © Liao Yusheng + 21