The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

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The Campus at Playa Vista

Sustainability Statistics

Planting 

  • 150 trees were planted, including palo verde, European olive, mesquite, and California sycamore.
  • Canary Island pine trees along Jefferson Avenue were saved.
  • Low water usage planting was used on-site.

Water 

  • There are seven roof terraces installed on campus to reduce the heat island effect and provide enjoyment to the users.
  • Water is reclaimed for landscape irrigation.
  • The design reduces outdoor water by using low-water plant species.

Carbon, Energy + Air 

  • The planting strategy reduces temperatures in urban areas.
  • The project reduces light pollution by using cutoff lights.
  • Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was minimized by prohibiting smoking on-site.
  • The trees sequester 18,000 pounds of carbon annually, which offset an average car driving 24,486 miles.**

Economics 

  • Maintenance savings and longevity were considered in the design. A maintenance booklet was given to the clients after installation to ensure proper upkeep.  

Waste 

  • Materials not needed on-site were recycled.

** 120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. Each vehicle drives an average of 11,318 miles per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.11

The Campus at Playa Vista

Developed as a component of the 64-acre Playa Vista master plan, this 6.5-acre office development features structured parking and four separate buildings totaling 325,000 SF of Class A office space. Richly detailed courtyards utilize combinations of paving materials and drought-tolerant plants to create a unique mood and identity for each building entry.

Third-floor terraces built over the garage deck are shared by the building tenants and feature modest event lawns, seating areas, ornamental planting and sweeping panoramas of the Santa Monica mountains to downtown Los Angeles. To minimize the impact of thermal gain and stormwater runoff, each building also features an extensive planted with regionally-appropriate plant materials and a small private terrace.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Team: Gensler, HLB Lighting Design, Psomas, Environmental International Corporation

Photo Credit:
Marion Brenner, Paul Hester