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Los Angeles, CA 



Project Photographs

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Mural Video


American Institute of Architects

2019 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees


LA Plaza Village is a mixed-use complex located in one of the oldest historic districts in Los Angeles.  The project is sited on two city blocks (approximately 3 acres) bounded by Spring, Broadway, Hill and Cesar Chavez.  The project’s four buildings range from five to seven stories and contain 355 units, 71 units (20%) dedicated to affordable housing, with a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes.  The ground floor podium level contains over 43,000 square feet of commercial and retail space designed to house restaurants, cafes, assorted retailers and cultural facilities activating this portion of Los Angeles’ historic center.

LA Plaza Village’s residential amenities include a fitness center, pool and spa, dog park, and a community lounge.  In addition to ground-floor public space, there are more than a dozen roof decks that provide settings for social interaction and recreation.  The buildings are clad with brightly colored panels which evoke a playful and celebratory experience and draw attention to the building’s various entrances and special features.


One of the project’s most important design features is its public open space which creates linkages to the historic neighborhood.  Bisecting the heart of the project is a public paseo that connects El Pueblo Historical Monument and adjacent Union Station to the Fort Moore Memorial.  To further highlight the cultural importance of the development, prominent local Chicano artists (Judith Hernandez, Jose Lozano, Miguel Angele Reyes, and Barbara Carrasco) created four major murals that now grace its exterior facades.


The project is a public-private partnership between the Smithsonian affiliate museum LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the County of Los Angeles, Trammell Crow and the Cesar Chavez Foundation.  CREP represented the Museum’s and the County’s interest by providing pre-construction and development management services associated with this mixed-use development. 

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