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USBGC California - Sustainability Innovation Award



Ford Factory - Los Angeles CA - Sustainability Innovation Award


The original concrete and brick building was one of six factories designed by Parkinson & Bergstrom and built by the Ford Motor Company to assemble Model A and Model T automobiles from 1913 to 1929. The site consists of a five-story factory (Tower) built in 1913, a two-story factory (Assembly Plant) built in 1923, a single-story storage facility (Annex) built in 1984, and a cold storage facility built in 1996 (and then demolished in 2015 to make room for the Paseo and parking structure).  Rockefeller Kempel Architects was careful to protect the history of the structures and restore character to the decaying buildings while modernizing the site for future use. The redevelopment allows for a more open and creative space of which 40,000 sf is ground floor retail and restaurant.

Developer: Shorenstein Properties
Architect: Rockefeller Kempel Architects
Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

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