WILSHIRE GRAND

WILSHIRE GRAND

Client Korean Airlines
Location Los Angeles
Awards

Building Team of the Year Award, AIA Los Angeles, 2017

Next LA Award, AIA Design Awards, 2013
Design Concept Award, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC), 2013

Wilshire Grand is Los Angeles’ new iconic landmark.  While it enjoys the stature of being the tallest building west of Chicago, its critical imprint on the city’s fabric is due to its elevated urban plaza, gracefully perched over the intersection of 7th Street and Figueroa. The plaza is an important new civic space along the Figueroa Corridor, LA’s Grand Boulevard, spilling out into one of the most transit oriented intersections, inviting DTLA street life within its triangulated armature.

The High Sierras informed RELM’s approach to landscape design. Cascades, springs, and pools enhance the experience on the plaza level; contemplative gardens adorn the reception and pre-function spaces on the 5th floor; a fashionable pool deck entertains patrons from the Intercontinental Hotel, and 73 stories high, the Sky Bar offer visitors some of the most remarkable and long-ranging views of the city.