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.
Additional developments designed by Gehry currently in the planning stages include the Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica and the 8150 Sunset complex in Hollywood.
- 11811 San Vicente Boulevard (Urbanize LA)