We are pleased to announce that our senior partner, Rocky Rockefeller, is now a director on the AIA Los Angeles 2015 Board of Directors. All members of the 2015 Board were officially installed on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Formed 115 years ago - AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, more sustainable and economically competitive.
On March 21, 2014 we broke ground on the first phase of Shoreline Gateway - The Current, a $70 Million, 16-story high-rise building located at the East Gateway to downtown Long Beach. This will be the largest mixed-use building built in Long Beach since the 1970's and will feature 12,500 SF of retail space and 223 market-rate apartment units.
Rockefeller Partners Architects serves as the executive and interiors architect, carrying this project from schematic design through construction. Designed in partnership with BAR Architects, the development features a unique series of public and private outdoor spaces and is slated to achieve LEED-ND Gold accreditation. The contractor, Driver URBAN, aims to complete construction by 2016.
Anderson Pacific, the project owner, held a demolition party at the job site to celebrate the start of the project, which has been in development for more than a decade. The groundbreaking event featured remarks from Long Beach Mayor, Bob Foster and Anderson Pacific's President and CEO, Jim Anderson. To really get things started, everyone at the event put on hard hats and safety goggles and took sledge hammers to the side of the building.
To find out more about the project, click here.
To check out the construction progress via live camera, click here.
French publication, Home Magazine, showcases our Banyan Drive Treehouse this month in a beautiful ten page spread. Titled "Maisons Creatives", this issue features 15 delightfully inventive homes. (Pauline Warlet, December 2012) Download full article (791 KB)
Our senior partner, Rocky Rockefeller, recently participated in a press conference that announced downtown LA's new Historic Commercial Reuse Guidelines. Rocky's decades of expertise in local adaptive reuse projects have enabled him to help shape this important development plan. Click here to read the coverage from Downtown News.
In this week's issue of Los Angeles Downtown News, two "What's in My Loft" articles feature our El Dorado Lofts and Metropolitan Lofts as their owners showcase their stylish urban living. Also recently published in this same article series, was our 940 East 2nd Street Lofts, described by the featured owner as being "known for its three level units full of open space and quiet location."