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Sep 21, 2019

City of LA Officially Breaks Ground on Taylor Yard Bridge

June 2019 marked the official groundbreaking of Taylor Yard Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge (a.k.a. Rumblefish), SPF:a’s bright orange span connecting the Elysian Valley on the river’s eastern bank to Cypress Park on the western bank, and the L.A. River Bike Path to the future 42-acre Taylor Yard G2 River Park.

Taylor Yard Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Rumblefish
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The day’s ceremony was led by Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Gil Cedillo and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, with community constituents, representatives from the Bureau of Engineering, and team members from SPF:architects and ARUP in attendance.

Taylor Yard Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge site Rumblefish

The bridge will advance the City of LA’s goal of assuring that 56 percent of Angelenos live within one-half mile of a park or open space (Sustainable City Plan). Together, the Taylor Yard G2, and G1 parcels will provide Elysian Valley and Cypress Park residents to approximately 100 acres of open space.

Taylor Yard Bridge groundbreaking California

The $20.6 million project—funded through an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—is expected to wrap early 2021.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica

We announce that SPF:a has been chosen as one of two architectural teams selected to lead the expansion and enhancement of the performing arts facilities at the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica

SPF:a has been charged with the design of 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art theater complex that will house 650-seats, a recital hall, recording studio, choral rehearsal space, and an electronic music classroom, among other facilities. In addition, the building will incorporate outdoor green space, including an open-air theater, courtyards, and verdant rooftop areas.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12, coed college preparatory school founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential. The school is highly acclaimed for its programs and is a leader in public/private educational partnerships. Some notable Crossroads alumni include Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Construction is expected to begin the Fall of 2020.

Work at WE3 Move Swiftly Ahead

WE3 is officially out of the ground! The first concrete slab has been established up to the first office level and our team has begun to pour the second. Construction on the 160,000-square-foot creative office space kicked off in May 2018 and is slated to wrap early summer of next year.

Jun 7, 2019
SPF:a Wins Two at 2019 AIA|LA Residential Awards

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter (AIA|LA) has announced the results of their annual Residential Architecture Awards and both The Line Lofts and the recently completed Orum Residence were recognized as winners in their respective categories.

The Line Lofts – described by the jury as embodying an “international aesthetic” and “restrained yet powerful” – received a Citation in Multi-Unit Residential – Large (50 units and up), while Orum (“simply an amazing site plan”) received a Merit Award in Single-Family Residential – Large (5,000 SF and up).

Affordable Housing for a Julia Morgan Landmark

The Culver City architecture practice share that they been chosen to design a low-income housing addition to the historic YWCA Harbor Area and South Bay in San Pedro. The new 100% affordable housing construction will be sited directly adjacent to an existing YWCA building, a landmarked board-and-batten structure by the prolific American architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957).

Renovation Work Begins on Historic Warner Grand Theatre

SPF:architects are also pleased to announce that we have begun preparatory work on an extensive renovation to San Pedro’s 1500-seat historic movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre. The architecture studio were awarded the project earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and are working closely with the DCA, the community of San Pedro, and the nonprofit Grand Vision Foundation to restore and upgrade the historic theater.

Mar 12, 2019
Orum Residence, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: SPF:architects
Orum Residence in Bel-Air LA
photo © Matthew Momberger

New Residence in Bel-Air
Given its prominent positioning above a relatively developed neighborhood, the motivation behind the design of the Orum Residence was to create a home that could meld into its surroundings while maximizing views.

Oct 16, 2018
Long Beach Rainbow Bridge, Long Beach, California, USA
Design: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Long Beach Rainbow Bridge in California
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Long Beach Rainbow Bridge
Long Beach Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge (less formally known as the Rainbow Bridge) was named the Southern California Project of the Year at the annual Engineering News-Record California Best Project Awards.

Jul 30, 2018
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Building in LA
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Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Building
The new masterplan will update and expand the legendary sports center’s existing facilities and green space.

Jun 29, 2018
Harper17 Condominium, 1264 N. Harper Ave, West Hollywood, California, USA
Design: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Harper17 West Hollywood Condominium
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Harper17 Condominium in West Hollywood
A four-story condo developed by Malibu-based Christina Corporation, the new 17-unit complex will replace an existing two-story apartment building on the corner of Fountain and North Harper Avenue.

Apr 27, 2018
‘Rumblefish’ – Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge, Elysian Valley / Taylor Yard, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rumblefish: Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge
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Rumblefish – Taylor Yard Bikeway & Pedestrian Bridge
Release of new renderings for Rumblefish, a 400-foot pedestrian bridge spanning across the LA River and connecting Elysian Valley (Frogtown) to Taylor Yard, a 42-acre industrial parcel and former railyard site at the center of the city’s river revitalization plans.

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