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CLIENTUniversity of California, Los Angeles

SERVICESMaster Planning, New Construction, Interiors

LOCATIONLos Angeles, CA

SIZE61,522 sq ft + 36,322 sq ft parking below grade

STATUSCompleted 2014

CERTIFICATIONLEED Silver NC®

EXECUTIVE & DESIGN ARCHITECTSTUDIOS Architecture

CONSULTING ARCHITECTDaniel Solomon Design Partners

Landfair Apartments pays homage to the classic Los Angeles courtyard-housing concept, offering an open and welcoming presence from the street as well as lively communal student spaces within. The building is carefully scaled to fit into its north Westwood Village neighborhood, which is composed of fraternities on one side and private residences on the other.

Courtyard (Photo by Tim Griffth)
Courtyard (Photo by Tim Griffth)
Roof terrace (Photo by Tim Griffth)
Roof terrace (Photo by Tim Griffth)

We brought a variety of community spaces into the two-level courtyard, including a barbecue area with a large family-style wooden table, casual seating areas, and a central stair. Exterior walkways and stairs promote a sense of activity and energy, and create opportunities for students to bump into one another. Unit patios primarily face into the courtyard, while fourth floor roof terraces look out over Westwood and the UCLA campus.

The development includes 184 beds in varying configurations–generally 2 bedroom/4-bed units with kitchen and living room–for occupancy by undergraduate students, as well as below-grade parking.

Courtyard (Photo by Tim Griffth)
Courtyard (Photo by Tim Griffth)

“The project is extraordinarily successful at capturing the spirit of Los Angeles today: it is an architectural expression of life in an evolvingly dense city, that manages to be humanely-scaled and open to enjoyment of the wonderful climate.”

Jeffrey Averill, former Campus Architect

Site Plan
Site Plan
Unit with street-facing deck (Photo by Art Gray)
Unit with street-facing deck (Photo by Art Gray)
Typical unit plans
Typical unit plans
Living room (Photo by Art Gray)
Living room (Photo by Art Gray)
Kitchen (Photo by Art Gray)
Kitchen (Photo by Art Gray)
Bedroom (Photo by Art Gray)
Bedroom (Photo by Art Gray)
East elevation at dusk (Photo by Tim Griffth)
East elevation at dusk (Photo by Tim Griffth)

Awards and Press

  • Westside Urban Forum Award — 2015

PHOTOGRAPHYTim Griffth (Exteriors), Art Gray (Interiors)