Client: Lincoln Property Company
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type III Construction
The Playa Vista Tech Campus is split up over three levels with a two-level above-grade parking garage incorporating in-excess of 400 parking stalls. Located on site ‘C’, the Playa Vista project is adjacent to Google's historic Howard Hughes Hangar.
This project is primarily made of cross laminated timber (CLT) over top of a concrete parking podium. CLT is a system made up of gluing solid sawn lumber together allowing for cost effective and fast construction.
Given the weather of Southern California, the design team felt a creative office building should not be a hermetically sealed air-conditioned office building.
Our client was seeking something more livable and connected with the lifestyle of Silicon Beach.
The design of the complex consists of continuous balconies around the office spaces to allow employees on the upper levels to step outside and access the lower park level without having to re-enter the building.
We felt it was important to conserve as much open space as possible, an amphitheater experience where people could interact with each other. The sloped garden covers the above grade parking while still giving the general public street access.