The Vermont Leads Mixed-Use Category at the 45th Annual Architectural Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA recently awarded The Vermont as the winner of the Mixed-Use Category at the 45th Annual Architectural Awards.
The new 23- and 29-story luxury high-rise complex in the Koreatown district offers 360-degree views to the Hollywood Hills, Downtown, and Southern Los Angeles, California, basin. Inspired by the urban, modern lifestyle of Los Angeles, the 464-unit Vermont was designed by Los Angeles-based with as the Executive Architect. Scaled from a previously entitled condominium scheme considered too massive for the site, The Vermont delivers two minimalist glass point towers creating a new landmark on the Los Angeles skyline.
The LEED Silver certified project enhances the street experience along the busy Wilshire corridor, with more than 30,000 square feet of retail and dining space, 896 parking spaces, and an 18,000-square-foot publicly accessible urban art centerpiece.
"From an urban design and architecture strategy, the scale, massing, circulation, details, open spaces, everything was purposefully designed to reflect LA's diverse culture and create a place that both the new residents and surrounding neighborhood could benefit from," says , Shareholder & Senior Design Principal at Jerde.
At the seventh-level sky lobby, an elevated social oasis, tucked above the bustling street below, connects the towers. Just off the sky lobby is an outdoor rooftop amenity, featuring an expansive garden, heated pool, sun deck, spa and dog park.
"It's one of the first transit oriented developments to be erected in post-recession Los Angeles and really makes a statement along the Wilshire Corridor and within the LA Skyline," said , AIA, LEED AP, Project Director and Principal at Harley Ellis Devereaux. "I couldn't be more proud of the building and the successful collaboration with The Jerde Partnership and ."