Third and Traction

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Location
Arts District, DTLA
Type
Mixed-Use
Size
32,800 sq ft
Status
Construction

Rooftop Activation in Downtown Los Angeles

The existing site consists of two character-rich, formerly industrial buildings within an emerging urban neighborhood. The property owners hoped to capitalize on their pedestrian-friendly location by converting the underused structures into a multi-tenant, mixed-use complex that exudes the neighborhood’s vitality.

The new design enhances the site’s permeability by programming the lower building’s rooftop with an indoor/outdoor restaurant. Stairways allow pedestrians to flow from the sidewalk onto the building and back down into a courtyard. This courtyard is similarly activated with fast-casual tenants and outdoor seating.

Above all the new commercial activity, live/ work units offer industrial character and contemporary amenities, including a vegetated rooftop with sweeping downtown views.