Client: Los Angeles Community Action Network - LACAN
Project Size: 5,400 SF
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) is a Homeless / Community outreach program that provides resources to the homeless in Downtown LA. Berliner Architects is working to redevelop their existing facility into a space that can house meetings, connections, and events for the homeless.
An important element of LACAN is their focus on Wellness, where they provide health services and teach classes on eating healthy. An aspect of this in the new LACAN facility is a roof top garden which provides the homeless with a space for urban farming in an otherwise food desert creating a new green oasis in the center of Skid Row and allowing for the homeless to grow their own food.
Client: Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Project Size: 31,600 SF
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) is an educational program mainly focused on underprivileged youth musical training to better address the needs of our youth and their families. The new HOLA Facility in Lafayette Park will house the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) with a new Ensemble Room Opening up to the park for public performances.
Built from modular containers the new HOLA building will include one large ensemble room, two small ensemble rooms, 18 classrooms, four smart start club rooms, and five offices.