Figueroa at Wilshire

Architect Albert C. Martin is responsible for many of the most celebrated buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Figueroa at Wilshire punctuates a dynamic urban environment at the very heart of the central business district at the intersection of two of downtown’s busiest cross streets. The 53-story, one million square foot office building, is the ninth tallest in Los Angeles. Its design features a square pedestal at street level rising through several setbacks to a distinctive octagonal glass crown, giving it a powerful skyline presence. At ground level stands an expansive open-air public plaza.

The building makes effective use of color. The cladding consists of coral-colored granite, accented with bronze panels, and complemented by tinted windows that vary in color from green through gray depending upon sky conditions. The glass crown has the appearance of a faceted gem and is lit to spectacular effect at night. Uncommon features include two 75´ atriums at the street level public area of the building.

Enclos provided complete design/build services for the enclosure systems. The custom unitized curtainwall system incorporates a diversity of materials including Brazilian Rose polished granite, tinted glass, brown granite, and bronze panels.

The building currently holds an Energy Star Certification issued by the US Department of Energy.

Year:

1990

Facade Area:

350,000 sq ft

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Market:

Office

Height:

719 ft

Owner:

Brookfield Properties

General Contractor:

Swinerton

Architect:

AC Martin Partners

Facade Consultant:

Peter M. Muller

Awards:

 
Beautification Award
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, 1994

Merit Award
Californian Council of the AIA, 1992

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