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This 145,000 sf new creative office building is located on a steeply-sloped site and prominent transit hub in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The building creates a unique office environment for next-generation creative tenants, while offering the community a public landscape experience in a high-density urban setting. With the goal of pushing the boundaries of sustainable mass timber construction at scale, the project is one of the first major Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) office buildings in Los Angeles. A unique hybrid structural system combines 3- and 5-ply CLT panels and concrete topping slab, with exposed steel columns and beams that account for the building’s gravity and seismic loads. Exposed timber panels cantilever over the balconies, and add a natural, warm aesthetic to the interior. Preliminary calculations show an estimated reduction of 1357 metric tons of carbon compared to traditional building methods, which is equivalent to keeping 287 cars off the road for a year.
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)