Shaping the Future Skyline of DTLA
When
Where
March 29, 2018, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill | 333 S Grand Ave., Suite 3600 | Los Angeles, CA 90071
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AIA|LA Presents: Shaping the Future Skyline of Downtown Los Angeles


When: Thursday, March 29 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | 333 S Grand Ave., Suite 3600 | Los Angeles, CA 90071
Presented By: Bryan Eck - City Planner, Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles

For Downtown Los Angeles, what exactly is the "Los Angeles Context" as it relates to tall buildings and what decisions should we make as a City that will help best to shape the future skyline?

Please join us for a "design-thinking” roundtable discussion, which will serve as a forum to provide the Department of City Planning with critical input from an architect’s perspective on the most effective way to shape the future skyline of Downtown Los Angeles.

1. What are the factors at play that shape our buildings - building codes, finance, marketability, CEQA, pride, geology, culture
2. What is the desired outcome for tall buildings - sustainability, visual interest, material, adaptability
3. What can be done to bridge the gap between #1 and #2

There are a few places that the DTLA 2040 can play a roles in the conversation: First is by setting a policy framework around tall buildings that will describe our aspirations. The second is to create guidance through an update to and expanded Downtown Design Guide. Next is updates to the zoning regulations as part of re:code LA.

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For additional resources, please look at the DTLA 2040 Site, which provides the larger guiding principles of the project.


 

Bryan Eck - City Planner, Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles

Bryan Eck is a City Planner with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. He manages and directs Community and Policy Planning for Downtown Los Angeles, with a primary focus on DTLA 2040 – the comprehensive planning and zoning update program for Downtown Los Angeles. He has a master's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Urban Design and Transportation Planning.