Playa Vista – The Campus

  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Completion Date
    January, 2010
  • Size
    4 acres
  • Team
    Architect: Gensler
    Civil Engineer: Psomas
    Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
    Lighting Designer: HLB Lighting Design
    Irrigation Designer: Sweeney & Associates
    Signage + Wayfinding Designer: Gensler
    Environmental International Corporation
  • Photography
    Marion Brenner, Paul Hester

About

The Campus at Playa Vista, a significant 6.5-acre work-place parcel, is adjacent to and takes cues from the Central Park, with verdant landscaped areas between structured parking and four buildings. These garden forecourts form a processional sequence for visitors walking from the ground level into the tenant lobbies. Richly detailed courtyards between the buildings utilize different combinations of paving materials and drought-tolerant plants to create a unique mood and identity for each entry.

Second-floor terraces allow tenants to move freely from indoor to outdoor spaces, transforming the workplace, and fourth-floor terraces provide sweeping panoramas of the Santa Monica Mountains and downtown Los Angeles. Each parcel has direct access to or views toward Central Park, establishing a strong relationship between architecture and landscape. Offering a welcome respite from Los Angeles is busy an urban environment, this low-density district promotes connectivity and the benefits of an indoor-outdoor office environment.

The Campus at Playa Vista in the Lab

Playa Vista – The Campus

Playa Vista – The Campus

  • PLANTING
  • WATER
  • CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

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new trees planted on site, including palo verde, European olive, mesquite, and California sycamore

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roof terraces on the campus help to reduce heat island effect

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of annual carbon sequestration from site planting, which offsets an average car driving 24,486 miles per year

PLANTING

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new trees planted on site, including palo verde, European olive, mesquite, and California sycamore

WATER

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roof terraces on the campus help to reduce heat island effect

CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

0lbs

of annual carbon sequestration from site planting, which offsets an average car driving 24,486 miles per year