Arts District, Los Angeles, CA


One Santa Fe is a new mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles that creates a programmatic amalgam of residential, retail, commercial, and open spaces within the formerly industrial Arts District. 


Located along the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles and directly northeast of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the 510,000 square foot project stretches over a long and narrow 4-acre site of previously vacant land associated with an adjacent Metropolitan Transit Authority rail yard.  Extending from First Street south toward Fourth Street along Santa Fe Avenue, the building’ length of more than a quarter mile echoes the strong, linear forms of the surrounding regional infrastructure, including the Los Angeles River, adjacent rail lines, and the former freight depot building that now houses SCI-Arc.  At its northernmost end, the project links directly to the First Street Bridge which carries pedestrian sidewalks, vehicular traffic, and the LA Metro Gold Line.  A new commercial zone stretches across the ground level of the northern portion of the building and houses a large training facility and offices for Metro.  Above are two levels of parking that are accessed by circular ramps.


American Institute of Architects

2016 AIA/LA Residential Architecture Awards

Excellence in Architectural Design, Multi Family Residential


Los Angeles Downtown News

2015 Downtowners of Distinction Awards Honoree


Los Angeles Downtown Breakfast Club

2015 Rose Award Honoree


American Institute of Architects

2015 AIA / LA Design Awards

Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design


Los Angeles Business Council

Los Angeles Architectural Awards

2014 Award for Excellence 

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