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Central Avenue Constituent Services Center

Through shared open space and public gardens the center has become a catalyst for social and environmental change on Central Avenue. South Los Angeles has one of the lowest parkland to resident ratios in the city, with less than one half acre per 1000 residents, compared to nearly 60 acres in other areas of Los Angeles. The city hall introduces sustainable development to a community that has few such precedents.

The introduction of a public roof garden dramatically increases secure public open space, doubles zoning requirements for open space, and offers the public a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful native planting. Gardens express storm water mitigation methods and photovoltaic arrays that track the sun offer a dynamic environmental message to the public.

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Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
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Paul Murdoch Architects was able to execute ideas into building tangibles that have helped to make this building a true centerpiece in the revitalization of historic Central Avenue.

—Councilwoman Jan Perry

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: South Los Angeles
Owner: City of Los Angeles
Commissioned: 2006
Completed: 2010

TEAM MEMBERS

Paul Murdoch
Milena Murdoch
Grit Leipert
Dieu Luc
Eric Cunningham

Press

The Central Avenue Constituent Services Center wins the 2011 Sustainability Award for New Building, Los Angeles Architectural Awards, LABC
Published: Central Avenue Constituent Services Center - Achieving LEED, Architectural Products, April 2011
Published: Central Avenue Constituent Services Center - Uniquely Green City Hall, Metal Architecture January 2011
Paul presents the Central Avenue Constituent Services Center Project at the 8th Annual Cities Alive Green Roof and Wall Conference in Vancouver
Published: Central Avenue Constituent Services Center - Veritcal Greening, International New Landscape Magazine, November 2010
Electrical Excellence Awards Winner
The Central Avenue Constituent Center Opens

RECOGNITION

2011 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Award of Excellence, Green Roof - Special Recognition
2011 Award for Sustainability, LA Business Council
2010 LEED © Gold, U.S. Green Building Council
2010 Sustainability Category Award. American Public Works Assoc., Southern. California Chapter
2010 Special Award of Merit for Planning Excellence in Implementation, Large Jurisdiction American Planning Association, Los Angeles, CA Chapter
2008 Civic Impact Award Los Angeles Business Council

 
 

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