CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
We worked with Tishman Speyer Properties and Shimoda Design to revitalize and reimagine the 2 1/2 acres of outdoor spaces surrounding the former Hilton Headquarters. It was created while at Pamela Burton and Company as Director of Design. The building houses a well-known talent agency and entertainment companies in a highly visible part of Beverly Hills. From the street one steps up to an elevated plaza that contains gently curving walls that enfold outdoor meeting rooms, a large gathering space and a catwalk that leads to the building lobbies. This ‘stage’ is located over an existing parking structure, and we worked closely with the structural engineer to develop the gardens in an economical way. Rolling topography was created out of foam and lightweight soil to obscure certain sightlines and reveal others. The dynamic, drought-tolerant planting palette consists of Mediterranean and California native materials.
2013 Gold Award, Los Angeles Business Journal