Sunday, June 21, 2015

LA Business Council Awards the Vermont as 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 LA basin. 

Photo courtesy of Jerde

Inspired by the urban modern lifestyle of Los Angeles, the 464-unit Vermont was designed by LA-based The Jerde Partnership with Harley Ellis Devereaux 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 LA skyline.

The LEED Silver certified project enhances the street experience along the busy Wilshire corridor, with over 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 Tammy McKerrow, Shareholder & Senior Design Principal at Jerde.

At the  7th level sky lobby, the towers are connected by an elevated social oasis, tucked above the bustling street below. 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. I couldn't be more proud of the building and the successful collaboration with The Jerde Partnership and JH Snyder Construction," says Albert Sawano, AIA, LEED AP, Project Director and Principal at Harley Ellis Devereaux.

The Jerde Partnership is a visionary architecture and urban planning firm that designs unique places that people love to visit and go back to time and again. Nearly one billion people visit Jerde Places every year.
Located around the globe, Jerde Places are iconic, go to destinations that pulse with life through a carefully orchestrated procession of public spaces, shops, parks, restaurants, entertainment, housing and nature. They transform the economic and social landscape of neighborhoods, cities and regions and deliver astounding results across the board – economic success and recognition for developers, businesses and cities and amazing experiences for the people who work, eat, stay, shop, play, wander and live there. 

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