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    Grand Park
    Los Angeles, CA

    Team

    Mark Rios
    Tony Paradowski
    Greg Kochanowski
    Samantha Harris
    Jessa Chisari
    John Fishback
    Alissa Hisoire
    Clancy Pearson
    Ryan Vasquez
    Brooke Woosley
    Chris Adamick

    Categories

    Architecture
    Awards
    Civic
    Landscape
    Planning
    Our design for Grand Park has no smaller aim than to express the global multicultural diversity of Los Angeles through landscape design and architecture to create a spectacular, iconic park for Downtown Los Angeles. Thematically, the park celebrates Los Angeles’ identity as a 21st-century multi-cultural global city—a metropolis composed of an amazing diversity of authentic ethnic communities and neighborhoods, set in a County where 244 distinct languages are spoken.

    Over its length, the site is divided by two city streets and a challenging 90-foot grade change. Our design makes a series of grand park gestures to tie the four-block site together, and create a connected, unified park. We used Grand Park’s significant grade changes as an asset, rising to the challenge of softening Bunker Hill’s natural incline with
    pedestrian-friendly and ADA-accessible ramps and broad steps. The new “J-Ramps” extend existing below-grade ramps to the north and south to create a series of central terraces leading down into the park from Grand Avenue with a great view of the restored fountain. The terraces are adaptable to an array of uses, including al fresco dining, event seating, meeting enclaves, and general gathering places. The historic Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain has been restored and expanded to increase its sustainability as well as its viability as a dynamic water feature for park users.

    Visit Grand Park's website and Facebook page for information on how to visit and for scheduled events.
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