Client Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA)
Location Elysian Valley, Los Angeles

The site of a former glass factory, the Design Team rehabilitated a blighted site in Central Los Angeles into a vibrant urban landscape connecting visitors to the LA River and bike trail.  Importantly, an arroyo and river marsh system clean and infiltrate urban run off before pollutants enter the river ecology. 

Though discrete, the landscape brings nature and habitat into a very compact and hardscaped part of Los Angeles, and provides a robust demonstration of site regeneration through native planting, turning a derelict site into a prized neighborhood park space. 



Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Southern California Chapter, 2016