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KoningEizenberg

We expect great qualities in buildings like museums; shouldn’t we also expect them in places for everyday living?


KoningEizenberg

Building Community KoningEizenberg

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Firm Overview Selected Projects Selected Masterplans Selected Articles

1454 25th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

T 310.828.6131

F 310.828.0719

info@kearch.com

www.kearch.com


Collaborative Approach research-code, site, prototypes, user needs test multiple options ongoing budget and schedule reconciliation

Values community cost effectiveness sustainability open space

Experience community buildings housing /mixed-use masterplans education


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Firm Profile KoningEizenberg is known for its imaginative, site specific and people-oriented approach to the design of places of everyday living. Established in 1981 by Hank Koning FAIA, FRAIA, LEED AP, and Julie Eizenberg, AIA, with Brian Lane, AIA, LEED AP assuming a managing principal role in 2003, and Nathan Bishop LEED AP in 2011, the firm combines a discipline of tight budgets and a hands-on pragmatism with a commitment to sustainability and the value of informal social spaces. The firm’s fresh, contemporary aesthetic brings design excellence to a wide range of building types, from housing to community centers, schools to hotels, recreational facilities to retail, and work places to museums. The firm appeals to clients and institutions interested in optimizing and rethinking opportunities through a collaborative working-style rather than accepting the status quo. Today, Koning Eizenberg is well known, with over seventy design awards, extensive publication and individual recognition of the principals. The principals leverage this credibility to influence policy, as well as to craft buildings that, by example, raise expectations for design in the public realm. We favor sustainable design strategies that highlight outside spaces and frame activities, people, and the landscape. In all projects we look for opportunities that informally encourage social interaction and support community—as is the case for our Children’s Institute International and Hancock Lofts housing project which transitions gracefully from boulevard to hillside neighborhood. As you will see from these projects, we gravitate to communities where there is opportunity to work with, or create, informal urban space. Working together we can craft buildings that highlight community, open space and sustainable values. We offer extensive programming management and technical experience, which translates into an expeditious working style anchored in strong listening and communication skills and a belief in sharing rather than controlling knowledge. We have successfully developed programs and masterplans for private sector and city clients involving housing, retail, office, recreational, and learning environments. Technical ability in the housing sector is a core strength of our office as evidenced by the innovative and award winning residential  projects featured over the following pages. We have designed and/or built over 2,500 units of housing and feel well qualified to assist our clients in the delivery of highly functional environments. As longterm advocates of sustainability we continue to deliver groundbreaking LEED accredited projects like the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (largest LEED Silver Museum in the US upon completion), Virginia Avenue Park (the first LEED Silver park to be completed in the US), and the award winning Century Building and Bike Center (expected LEED Gold in Pittsburgh). The Children’s Institute Westlake Campus in Los Angeles is projected to obtain LEED Silver certification in early 2011. We have six LEED certified architects on staff and while not all of our projects pursue LEED certification, we design with sustainability in mind.


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Meet the Principals Julie Eizenberg, AIA | Principal in Charge of Design & Master Planning Julie Eizenberg is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. She brings design vision and leadership to the firm’s wide range of projects and is recognized for her expertise involving cities, non-profit agencies, educational institutions and private developers. Ms. Eizenberg is an astute observer and institutional iconoclast leading investigations that reshape the way we think about the conventional buildings of everyday living. As a result of her design direction, the firm has won two national competitions—Chicago Public School Northside, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, which opened in November 2004 to widespread acclaim. Ms. Eizenberg teaches and lectures around the world and is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design.

Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, LEED® AP | Principal in Charge of Technical, Regulation & Administration Hank Koning is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. His vision and creative thinking have driven the firm’s approach to both small and large-scale, as well as urban design, projects. He brings thorough material, sustainability, constructability, cost and code knowledge to building and site designs resulting in sensible and practical solutions. In 1992, Mr. Koning was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and, in 1995, became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, he continues to lead the effort in integrating sustainable design ideas into quality design for healthy, environmentally-friendly buildings. His community involvement and planning expertise have been acknowledged in his appointment to the Santa Monica Planning Commission, charged with shaping the future development of the city.

Brian Lane, AIA, LEED® AP | Managing Principal Brian Lane is a Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture and has overseen many of the firm’s award-winning community buildings and housing projects. His experience spans a range of project types for governmental, commercial, non-profit and private clients. Mr. Lane has led much of Koning Eizenberg’s recent affordable housing work and contributes technical knowledge and design expertise in the production of multi-unit affordable and market-rate housing–family, lofts, special needs and mixed-use. His visualization and graphics skills, combined with his planning knowledge, have enabled numerous cities and agencies to evaluate planning and urban design strategies. Recently, he has contributed to the dialogue on emerging ordinances that will aid housing production in Los Angeles.

Nathan Bishop, LEED® AP | Principal Nathan joined Koning Eizenberg Architecture full-time in 2006, and was promoted to Principal from Associate in 2011. His contributions include a focus on conceptual design and entitlement p has es re quiring s y nthesis of deve lop er, cit y, and communit y obje c tives to optimize development potential. This work builds on his experience with prominent Massachusetts architectural/urban design firms and a broad range of high-profile projects and a variety of scales and building types. Running in parallel with his practice is an academic career, with a commitment to teaching design studios, courses in architectural history and theory, and seminars focusing on cultural studies and architectural representation.


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Selected Projects Koning Eizenberg Architecture is known for its imaginative, site-specific and people-oriented approach to the design of buildings and places of everyday living. Informed by a longstanding commitment to sustainable architecture and strategic innovation tweaking populist conventions, we have set new benchmarks for a range of building types from housing and community places, to schools and museums. The following pages feature projects across a range of building types and scales.

Hancock Lofts

Mixed Income / Mixed Use

Abbot Kinney Mixed Use

Entry Level Market Rate Housing / Mixed Use

Century Building & Bike Center

Mixed Income / Mixed Use

Hollywood Hills Hotel

Hotel

AMP Lofts

Market Rate Housing / Mixed Use

The Village

Affordable Family Housing / Artist’s Lofts

Hollywood and Garfield Housing

Mixed Use

Landmark at Santa Monica and La Brea

Mixed Use

Harold Way Apartments

Affordable Family Housing / Artist’s Lofts

Waterloo Apartments

Affordable Family Housing / Artist’s Lofts

Birch Street Apartments

Mixed Use

28th Street Apartments

Affordable Supportive Housing

Children’s Institute, Inc

Non-Profit Children’s Services Center

The Standard Downtown LA

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Hancock Lofts City

West Hollywood, CA

Program

38 units, 31 condominiums, 7 af fordable studios, 11,600 sq. ft. of retail space, 156 public parking spaces and 61 residential parking spaces

Client

CIM Group (with City of West Hollywood for public parking)

Completion

2009

Awards

2011 AIA Housing Award 2010 Woodworks Award 2010 Residential Architect Merit Award 2010 AIACC Merit for Architecture 2009 International Design Merit Award 2005 Westside Prize Honor Award Mixed-Use

A developer/architect team was selected by the City of West Hollywood to develop a cityownedsite, address a shortage of parking, and flush out a program for housing and retailspace through a community process. The design’s non-conventional approach leveragesthe irregular, sloping lot to reinforce street life as well as create an unexpected rooftopopen space. Public parking is located underground while residential parking loops upand over street level housing to place an active use along the side street. Architectural expression is rooted in sustainable strategies. All units are cross ventilated and slidingwood screens are used to shade boulevard flats and moderate the level of engagementwith the busy street below.


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Abbot Kinney Mixed Use City

Venice, CA

Program

22 units, 58,036 sq. ft.

Client

Tooley Interests LLC

Completion

2008

Abbot Kinney Mixed-Use is designed to embrace the gateway nature of this important site in Venice, CA. The ground level is programmed with small spaces (approximately 1,000-1,500 sq. ft. each) that draw retail interest to the southern portion of eclectic Abbot Kinney Boulevard and in so doing generate pedestrian activity along Venice Boulevard. The residential loft units, located on the project’s upper floors, are separated from the retail space. Individual units are designed to maximize flexible living by incorporating high ceilings, natural light and a variety of unique interior spaces. A combination of private and shared open space is provided for residents on the podium level. The project provides two affordable units at the very low income level and 20 market rate apartments.


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Century Building & Bike Center City

Pittsburgh, PA

Program

61 units, 6,000 sq. ft. commercial space

Client

TREK Development Group

Completion

2010

Awards

2010 AIA Pittsburgh Preservation Award 2010 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Award 2010 AIACC Award

The historic 68,000 sq. ft. (12-story) Century Building in downtown Pittsburgh was built in 1907. This expected LEED gold, adaptive reuse project now houses 61 units of mixed income housing (40% affordable) offering raised platform studios to two bedroom loft units. Amenities include a rooftop patio as well as a community room and gym on the 3rd floor. The ground level restaurant remains and floors 2 and 3 were gutted and renovated for office use. A Commuter Bicycle Center located on the North easement provides residents, and the public, secure bicycle storage and animates the street.


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Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel City

West Hollywood, CA

Program

44,000 sq. ft., 86 room hotel and café (no new area added) on .92 acre site

Client

Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel

Completion

2011

Awards

2011 AIA Housing Award 2010 Woodworks Award 2010 Residential Architect Merit Award 2010 AIACC Merit for Architecture 2009 International Design Merit Award 2005 Westside Prize Honor Award Mixed-Use

This hotel remodel is not for purists but presents a strategy for celebrating and intensifying the vitality of messy urbanism on a budget. In this case, that means accepting a gritty location, two imperfect, mismatched buildings and a glamorized context. The design approach dissolves the line between graphics and architecture to cost effectively create a fitting identity for its location below the “Hollywood” sign and next to the freeway. Work included a number of strategic components from mundane maintenance and paving, to a Klieg light mural and coordinated awnings that provide shade and also conceal window AC units. Exterior painting includes a striped beach towel inspired pattern for the renewed pool court. Interior work comprises new offices with lobby and reception spaces featuring the owner’s Hollywood photo memorabilia. A new canopy along with reconfigured parking, landscaping, lighting and signage reorients the main entry away from a busy thoroughfare to a tree lined parking court and guest drop off area.


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AMP Lofts City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

180 units, 5,000 sq. ft. retail

Client

American Moving Parts

Completion

Entitlement Design 2005

Awards

Merit Award AIA Los Angeles Chapter 2000 Merit Award AIA California Chapter

This project for a 180-unit, live/work community at 7th and Santa Fe, just south of downtown Los Angeles, is informed by it’s “high res o lu ti o n – l ow inte nsit y ” co nte x t . It resp o n ds w ith a s e t of straightforward organizational strategies that define edge/center and establish a clear identity for progressive urban living that works with the gritty informality and coherent urban gridiron of it’s light industrial setting. Two-story live/work units are located at the the street to establish strong edges. 5,000 sq. ft. of retail is located at the Southwest corner to stimulate street activity. The green-screened parking structure acts as a podium for loft units. On the podium, the 3-bar organization allows for interal open-air streets, courts, overhead walkways, daylight to below, and cross-ventilation for all higher units.


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The Village City

Santa Monica, CA

Program

160 units, 189,000 sq. ft

Client

The related Companies of CA, City of Santa Monica, Community Corporation of Santa Monica

Completion

Projected 2013

Awards

2008 Westside Urban Forum Award

Koning Eizenberg was one of three f irms collaborating on the masterplan and design of The Village in Santa Monica’s Civic Center. The project includes market rate and affordable housing, artists’ housing, retail, infrastructure, and public open space. Planning strategies addressed traffic, density, height, and open space to converge into an innovative solution revolving around a “living street.” The linear conf iguration organizes housing t ypes into distinct neighborhoods, taking advantage of the irregular sloped site. The Village transforms the original Civic Center concept into a more neighborly and sustainably responsive masterplan, bridging between the grain of the adjacent residential neighborhood and the larger scale of the Civic Center buildings. The project is slated for a LEED Silver rating.


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Hollywood and Garfield Housing City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

90 units, 6,000 sq. ft. retail

Client

Bond Companies Comnstruction Documentation

Hollywood and Garfield is a mixed-use, transit oriented housing project located near one of LA’s burgeoning subway lines in “East Hollywood.” The project incorporates both market rate and affordable units. Along Hollywood Blvd., the façade makes subtle references to the “art deco” character of early Hollywood with a striped vertical composition of creamy smooth troweled stucco and dark metal panels, windows and sunshades which contribute to the LEED certification goals along with other features such as storm water retention systems and green walls. Along the side street the project transitions from a “boulevard building” to a residential complex in both façade treatment and massing which steps down one story. The project was fully developed using BIM (building information modeling) software to track program areas and facilitate coordination and design refinements.


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Landmark at Santa Monica and La Brea City

West Hollywood, CA

Program

219 units, 53,000 sq. ft. retail

Client

Combined Properties, Inc.

Completion

Designed 2006

The City of West Hollywood solicited proposals from developer/architect teams to create a signature mixed use residential development at the Eastern gateway to the city. One of two finalists, this proposal organized two residential towers over retail and green screened public courtyards. Restaurants and community spaces anchor the North end while the “gateway� corner supports major retail and is highlighted by an array of glowing projecting frames. The frames would be powered by photoluminescent material that absorbs light during the day and converts to light energy at night.


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Harold Way Apartments City

Hollywood, CA

Program

52 units, 47,284 sq. ft.

Client

Hollywood Community Housing Corp.

Completion

2003

Awards

2004 Residential Architect Merit Award 2004 LABC Architectural Award 2003 AIA Los Angeles Citation Award

Economy, safety, cleanliness, and community inform the design of these affordable housing units. Trees anchor a large courtyard, a social space that includes a laundry and barbeque pits. The zigzagging center building, clad in wood battens with vines defines the cour t yard in a casual way. Cross-ventilation precludes air conditioning, and recycled building materials include the composite wood used to face balcony balustrades.


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Waterloo Apartments City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

18 units, studios and 1 bedrooms

Client

Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Completion

2002

Awards

2006 Alan J Rothman Award: AIA/ HUD Secretary’s Award for Housing Accessibility 2003 Residential Architect Design Award: Grand Prize Affordable Housing 2003 LA Business Council Architectural Award 2002 Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing: Special Needs Project of the Year

Working with a non-profit housing developer, the design for the Waterloo Affordable Apartments navigates a multitude of funding source requirements including HUD, the Los Angeles Community Design Commission, and the Los Angeles Housing Department. Simultaneously we negotiated a public review process that achieved a 100% density bonus. Designed through a series of community meetings with neighbors concerned about density and traffic, this 18-unit project focuses on a central courtyard/gathering spot for residents, including disabled veterans, seniors, and individuals HIV. The community preference for the craftsman style surmounted fear about development and became an inspiration for design.


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Birch Street Lofts City

Brea, CA

Program

12,300 sq. ft. retail

Client

CIM Group

Completion

1999

This mixed-use project provided the Birch Street Redevelopment Area in Brea with affordable rental housing above community retail space. The 24 loft style units (with parking in an adjacent public parking structure) were fully leased over the opening weekend.


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28th Street Apartments City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

49 units, 38,000 sq. ft. new construction and renovation

Client

Clifford Beers Housing, Inc. Expected 2013

Completion

Designated as Los Angeles’ Cultural Monument #851, this YMCA building was originally designed by Architect Paul Williams in 1926. It was one of Williams’ first residential/community projects. The project will follow Secretary of Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Working with Historic Resources Group and Los Angeles Planning Department Office of Historic Resources, careful consideration is being given to the scale, materials, and features of the building renovation and addition to retain and enhance its historic character and relationship to the neighborhood. The program includes: 49 units (with kitchens and baths) of permanent, supportive housing for low-income individuals, a courtyard, and roof garden. The ground f loor has of f ice space for communit y groups and a restored gymnasium.


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Children’s Institute Inc. City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

47,000 sq. ft

Client

Children’s Institute, Inc.

Completion

April 2011

This 47,000 sq. ft. project entails the adaptive reuse and creative rehabilitation of three light-industrial buildings in a gritty inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood. On a tight budget, the design deinstitutionalizes the sensitive social functions of the organization, through a combination of innovative planning and the limited insertion of new architectural/graphic components. The program includes a preschool, individual therapy rooms, administrative offices, and large multipurpose spaces for community programs. The completed project will provide much needed community and family services to this high-risk neighborhood and will serve as the regional operational headquarters for this rapidly growing non-profit organization.


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The Standard Downtown LA City

Los Angeles, CA

Program

203 guest rooms, 139,000 sq. ft., 12,700 sq. ft. parking

Client Completion

Children’s Institute, Inc.

Awards

April 2011 2005 AIA Los Angeles Merit Award; 2003 AIA California Council Merit Award 2003 LA Conservancy Preservation Award 2003 LA Business Council Architectural Award 2003 Westside Urban Forum Prize

The Standard Hotel used state preservation tax credits to convert the original Superior Oil Co. Headquarters. Existing features—such as the exterior, front doors, and lobby—anchor the design. To accommodate guest traffic the renovation moved the primary entry to the rear, adding an outdoor lounge and dining area. On the upper floors, deep office floorplates necessitated extensive reworking and special configuration of the guest rooms. Rooftop, a poolside bar has popularized the concept of the stylish budget hotel and contributed to the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.


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Related Projects Adaptive Re-Use

Century Building Pittsburgh PA

Children’s Institute Inc. Otis Booth Campus The Standard Hotel Downtown Los Angeles CA Los Angeles CA

Planning

The Village Santa Monica CA

Urban Intervention Competition Seattle WA

Historic Farmers Market Los Angeles CA

Housing

Hancock Lofts West Hollywood CA

Takeout House Pasadena CA

Duane Apartment New York, NY


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Education

Wildwood Elementary Los Angeles CA

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA

PS1 Elementary Santa Monica CA

Culture/Civic

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA

Children’s Institute Inc. Otis Booth Campus Los Angeles CA

Virginia Avenue Park Santa Monica CA

Commercial

Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel Hollywood CA

Thornton Tomasetti Office Los Angeles CA

Gilmore Bank Los Angeles CA


Building Community KoningEizenbergArchitecture 1454 25th Street Santa Monica CA 90404 web: www.kearch.com tel: 310.828.6131

Mixed Use  

A sampling of work completed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, with focus on the Mixed-Use building type

Mixed Use  

A sampling of work completed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, with focus on the Mixed-Use building type

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