Project: West Hollywood Park Phase II, Los Angeles, CA
What if you could offer citizens a new kind of public park?
In December 2013, the City of West Hollywood held a competition to select a design team for Phase II of their award-winning West Hollywood Park Master Plan Implementation Project. The city adopted the project in 2004 with the primary objective of removing outdated facilities from the heart of the park to make way for “expanded, integrated and uninterrupted open space with grass and trees.” The competition challenged teams to design and build new recreational and community facilities and parking on a consolidated building site at the south end of the park. LPA, Inc. was selected as the winner of the competition, earning their place as project architect for the next phase of this expansion.
We joined the team as cost consultants, helping to develop an appropriate budget for this ambitious project, which will complete the development of the overall 5-acre park. The new design proposes a 70,000 SF recreation center over two levels of structured parking, with both a competition and a recreation swimming pool on its roof. Additionally, the plan includes a 12,000 SF recreation office building connected to the recreation center via a 6,000 SF pedestrian bridge. Rounded out with new children’s play equipment, strengthened promenades, and a National AIDS Monument and Remembrance, the new West Hollywood park will reflect the unique character of the community while introducing new and improved recreational facilities for all its citizens.