Famed architect Frank Gehry has designed museums, concert halls, and skyscrapers across the world. But one of his smallest commissions made its debut last year on a wedge-shaped property in Brentwood.
The three-story building - built by developer Thomas Safran & Associates to serve as the firm's new headquarters - is located at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Montana Avenue. It features approximately 10,000 square feet of office space atop at-grade and basement parking for 36 vehicles.
The low-rise structure greets the intersection of San Vicente and Montana with a sculptural clock tower featuring a digital display. The building itself is clad in glass which is backlit in the evening.
The developer, Thomas Safran & Associates, is among the most prolific builders of subsidized affordable housing in the City of Los Angeles, but has also ventured into market-rate and mixed-income projects.
The opening of the small office building in Brentwood sets the stage for several large Gehry-designed projects to rise across Southern California.
In Burbank, Worthe Real Estate Group and Stockbridge Real Estate Fund are developing a pair of Gehry-designed office buildings that will be occupied by Warner Bros.
In Downtown Los Angeles, ground was broken last year for The Grand, a long-awaited Gehry-designed development featuring apartment and hotel towers across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
- 11811 San Vicente Boulevard (Urbanize LA)