STOA

STOA

Client Holland Partners
Location Los Angeles

Braiding historic and contemporary sensibilities into an urban setting was the aim for STOA, Holland Partners latest downtown residential project.  The 224 unit project is adjacent to St. Vibiana, the official cathedral of Los Angeles until 2002.  Celebrating this past against STOA’s youthful and modern aesthetic was seminal: discover St. Vibiana’s history; discover new hidden jewels in the city.  The 20,000 SF roof garden is perhaps the greatest platform to celebrate the continuum of history. Vibrant cyan and chartreuse raised planter beds along with modern décor and pavers create intimate vignettes on the roof, aptly framing key views to the cathedral.  At the ground plane, RELM designed and programmed 3,000 SF of streetscape and a courtyard that spills out from a ground level restaurant.