In a recent Design LA Magazine article entitled “Culver City Now”, Michael Webb explores the history and future state of this rapidly growing community. The LA Times' quarterly publication examines how the city is dealing with a billion dollars of new construction while continuing their legacy of smart, forward-looking development. Two Abramson Architects projects were featured in the discussion about how enlightened civic planning is transforming the community.
The Platform converted an abandoned and blighted area into an eclectic retail, restaurant and creative office development. It AA’s intent to preserve the site’s rich history by repurposing several existing buildings and celebrating these previous operations through the art of architecture.
The Synapse is a mixed-use office structure which celebrates the tech industry’s ability to share complex concepts and ideas through elegantly interconnected networks. The creative office’s design is a biomorphic representation of the rapid electro-chemical signaling mechanisms occurring in our neural networks.
Other completed Culver City projects, not listed in the article, include Keslow Camera’s collaborative office, the artfully design Hackman Garage, and two facilities for Cedars-Sinai Medical System. AA is also designing multiple projects in the booming Hayden Track along with the new “Brick and Machine” development set to bring 85,000 sq ft of office and retail space to Downtown Culver City.