Architecture is the realization of a collective vision. Our work develops a vision through thoughtful inquiry, careful analysis of current and future needs, creativity, and sensitivity to budget. Balancing the complexities of a project requires invention and inspiration. A vision constantly evolves through a project, establishing a sense of identity and solidifying the relationship between the building, the users, the community, and the environment.
AUGUST 2013
CATALYST | CIRCUIT | INCUBATOR: :
A hotel + micro apartment development

Situated in the evolving Art District of Los Angeles, we envision a community that not only addresses the needs of the area today; it speeds the transformation of the neighborhood.

The creation of high quality, reasonably-priced housing for Creatives, and the introduction of a home-away-from-home Boutique Hotel for allied art supporters – along with 21st Century conveniences needed for both parties – creates a whole development that is sure to inspire. It is a place for the creative and intellectual to gather, work, visit, and live.

Designed with the future in mind, the project will adapt to the inevitable changes in the district as it becomes a neighborhood. It will from day one, be both defensible and welcoming. Outside and inside architectural elements (battens, glazing, walls), landscaping, and pre-fabricated components (pods, artist and architect-designed storage and installations) can be removed or added as needed or desired.