HKS Architects LA Office

HKS Architects LA Office

LEED Silver, Commercial Office

The new HKS Architects office space in Los Angeles is a full-floor show-piece incorporating the design and conceptual ideas of three separate HKS offices within the United States. The project includes complete demolition and retrofit of existing structure and showcases this exclusive firm with new office buildouts, BIM coordination rooms, resource library, multi-purpose room, interactive conference center and modeling shop. This LEED Silver CI project is a designer’s dream of finishes. It incorporates custom metal, architectural millwork, decorative glass walls and glazing into an open space plan that uses limestone and high-end recycled back carpet tiles. The open floating wood ceiling plan creates an industrious environment with controlled electrical pendant fixtures mounted on metal rods and hard spiral ductwork with custom metal diffusers distributing the upgraded HVAC system.

SIZE: 11,534 SF 

SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver

SECTOR: Commercial, Office 

PROJECT TYPE: Tenant Improvement 

LOCATION: Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA   

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MLK Community Health Building

MLK Community Health Building

LEED Silver, Medical Office

The MLK Community Health Building is a two-story 52,000-square-foot medical office building at the Martin Luther King Community Hospital in Willowbrook, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, CA, that received Silver certification for the Core & Shell new construction under LEED v4.

The MLK Community Health Building was developed in a public/private partnership with the hospital and the Los Angeles County Development Authority. The MLK Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation is the not-for-profit organization formed by the county whose sole purpose is to operate the new hospital campus. Trammell Crow was chosen as the developer through a request for proposal (RFP) process from the county in 2016. ASAP was also selected to be the LEED Consultant on this innovative project through the RFP process.

SIZE: 52,000 SF 

SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver

SECTOR: Medical Office

PROJECT TYPE: New & Existing Construction, Core & Shell`

LOCATION: Willowbrook, CA, USA 

Designed by HKS and built by ConAm Building Co., the MLK Community Health Building is the first stand-alone medical office building developed as part of the more than $1 billion medical campus transformation centered on the MLK Community Hospital.

The Project provides primary care for the local community, as well as outpatient services including dialysis, wound care and imaging. This reduces the low-acuity patient load to the main hospital, providing the surrounding neighborhoods with unprecedented access to health and well-being equity.

The project also achieved LEED beta features including Social Equity with the Community for the Project’s use of 45% local tier hiring, meeting diversity requirements in hiring and keeping 200 construction jobs within Los Angeles. The project also contributed to the local economy through employing local healthcare providers in the finished space. Additionally, the Project earned the Water Restoration Certification beta feature for their innovative water offsets, while achieving almost 30% indoor water use reduction and 27% outdoor water use reduction. The parking lot provides 6 electric vehicle charging stations in prime parking locations for those not using the ample local transit or site’s impressive walkability and connectivity to the local neighborhood and services.

The building design is classy, clean, warm and captures the spirit of MLK...[HKS] made sure that we received a beautifully designed, durable, and efficient building…I thank you for your teamwork and for helping us achieve our goals.

Nancy Moses Senior VP, Trammel Crow Company

Project Photos

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