// arthitectural / Santa Monica

Ball-Nogues Studio
Corner Glory


Corner Glory is a body of luminous radiation projecting from the corner of the new Dylan building at Santa Monica and La Brea Avenue. Its presence invites us into a dialog about this particular corner. What is happening here? What is special about this building and corner? What took place here? It transforms the corner […]


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Ball-Nogues Studio
Cradle


Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, Cradle is situated on the exterior wall of a parking structure at a shopping mall – originally designed by Frank Gehry. The site is near the beach, and is heavily trafficked by tourists on foot and in automobiles. An aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel spheres, the sculpture […]


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Brooks + Scarpa
Reactor films


Program: To remodel an existing 7,000 sq.ft. 1930’s Art deco Masonry Building Art Gallery into office and work space for production of TV commercials and music videos. Solution: Reactor presented the unique challenge of satisfying the client’s requirement to move into a completed space in less than fourteen weeks from the beginning of the design […]


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Griffin Enright Architects
Santa Monica Canyon Residence


This residence is nestled into a down-sloping hillside property in little Santa Monica Canyon. A path descends into and impromptu, landscaped amphitheater along a path that bends, providing enhanced perspective views. A long skylight picks up the geometry of the path as it winds through the living space illuminating the livings spaces with indirect light. […]


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Brooks + Scarpa
Colorado Court


The project has been instrumental in changing regulations and policies to facilitate energy-efficient design. Sustainable development is much more than just environmentally friendly development. It incorporates social and economic goals with smart land-use planning. Colorado Court has pushed the envelope technologically, politically, socially, and environmentally. In addition the project brings quality design to the affordable-housing […]


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Brooks + Scarpa
COoP Editorial


The design of this 4700 square foot tenant improvement evolved from the unique challenge to remodel an early 1963 Frank Gehry designed commercial structure located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. The client is a full service post-production facility based in Chicago.  They provide every aspect of the TV commercial making process, including creative […]


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Brooks + Scarpa
Step Up on 5th


Step Up on 5th is a bright new spot in downtown Santa Monica. The new building provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for the homeless and mentally disabled population. The new structure provides 46 studio apartments of permanent affordable housing. The project also includes ground level commercial/retail space and subterranean parking. The density of […]


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Brooks + Scarpa
Santa Monica Municipal Parking Garage


Brooks + Scarpa was commissioned to design improvements to the Frank Gehry design garages at Santa Monica Place Mall as well as eight other city owned parking structures surrounding the popular 3rd Street Promenade of Santa Monica. Inspired by such diverse things ranging from the quilt makers of Gee’s Bend in southwest Alabama to manufacturers […]


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Ehrlich Architects
Lantana Creative Campus


This high-tech, post-production campus includes two new structures, Lantana East and Lantana South, connected via landscaped pedestrian zones. Both structures provide extensive underground parking for current tenants as well as visitor parking for nearby developments with an emphasis on flexibility for future tenants and upgrades to technology. Cost effective, low-impact materials such as a natural […]


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