Architizer on Los Angeles LGBT Center
Architizer reported today that over the weekend the Los Angeles LGBT Center broke ground and officially began construction! The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus is located on McCadden Place and Santa Monica Boulevard, and is designed by architecture firm Leong Leong. the article describes it as “a much-needed project that’s been a long time coming.” The center will connect with the group’s existing arts and education facility, and will support administrative offices, retail space, and cultural events space; all unique uses that proved a challenge in the building’s design. The architect acknowledges this challenge, stating that “In other words, the main challenge for the architects was to discover how all these different programs could co-exist in one structure. To do that, they had to redefine what it means to design for youth, gender and multigenerational living, among other variables.”
Oculus was brought on to design lighting for select community areas and for the exterior of the building both for safety purposes and to highlight the architecture itself. While we are always happy for opportunites, the social impact of this one makes the project particularly exciting and we are proud to have been brought onto the team by Killefer Flammang Architects, the local executive architects of the project.
Take a moment to read the article in its entirety, and to enjoy some of the renderings.