Project of the Year
Mary Wu and Harry Drake joined representatives from Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and
Syska Hennessey Engineers in accepting the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch award for
Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project of the Year. The project has also won the same ASCE award for the larger Southern California.
The LADOT Bus Maintenance and CNG Fueling Facility was completed earlier this year and is recognized for its sustainable features and
iconic design presence in Downtown LA.
Celebrating the grand opening of the LA Family Housing Campus. Mayor Eric Garcetti “This is a place of warmth, growth, and essential service.”
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ACE Mentor of the Year
Congratulations to our studio member Jake Martinez on being the 2018 ACE Mentor Program’s Mentor of the Year.
Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled over 1,500 high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE).
For over a decade, Jake Martinez has been working closely with students from Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School interested in exploring these fields.
Along with partners PCL Construction and Structural Engineers John A. Martin Associates, the students are taken through real-world experience with industry professionals in design and building of conceptual projects throughout Los Angeles.
We thank Jake for his dedicated engagement and meaningful advocacy for the future of the design field and wish the entire Marshall High School team luck in this year’s competition.
LA Family Housing - SCANPH 2018
Huge congratulations are in order for our incredible partners LA Family Housing on receiving the 2018 SCANPH ‘Transformative Communities Development’ award for The Campus. We are so thrilled and honored to have been part of this first of its kind permanent supportive housing and supportive services campus. None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts and hearts of our LAFH friends and the dedicated talents of all of the members of our studio, past and present, who worked to make this a reality. Cheers to all of you!
Culver City City Hall Revisited 25 Years Later
As one of the earliest projects for GGA, the Culver City City Hall and Civic Plaza remains a seminal and highly celebrated fixture for both the City and our studio. 25+ years later, we are lucky enough to be able to revisit our design and client to reorganize the administrative and departmental functions of the building. As a testament to the original design and vision, the facilities were planned to be as highly adaptable and expandable as possible to ensure the City could best serve the needs of their staff while maximizing space and operational efficiencies. Our team is currently working with staff leadership to reprogram and consolidate departments, carefully studying collaborative workspace needs while also identifying space for revenue producing commercial opportunities.
Student Career Pathways
Student Career Pathways In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and their ACES Program (Architecture, Construction, Engineering Students), GGA and Kemp Bros Construction are continuing our collaborative student workshops and career mentoring we began last year at Legacy High School. Focusing on principles of current design and building trends applied on the new International Studies Learning Center project, students have been introduced to fundamentals of Architecture and Engineering through hands-on experiments and exposure to professionals in the field.
Westside Family YMCA Opens
We are proud to announce the recently opened and already very popular Westside Family YMCA.
A first of its kind joint-use development between the YMCA and Los Angeles Unified School District,
the new facility sits on the University High School campus and serves both the public Sawtelle community
and students with athletic and aquatics center.
The highly anticipated new location includes a visitors and administration center, competition and recreational pools, dedicated dance and exercise classrooms, gymnasium, weight room, and rooftop running track and courts.
LA Family Housing
Congratulations to LA Family Housing on the opening and move-in day of their new Fiesta Apartments and bringing more than 40 homeless clients home.
As part of the larger supportive services "Campus", the apartments provide 49 units of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless.
We are incredible proud to be a part of this precedent and hopefully trend-setting project that is so needed in the region.
Our long time client-partners at Alverno Heights Academy are thrilled with the transformation of their outdated
library into a "Learning Technology Center'. Through the reintroduction of natural light, refocusing uses to flexible study and social spaces,
and a complete modernization of systems and furniture throughout, the reimagined center is a new heart of the campus.