The design for the new Headquarters building consolidates the administrative offices and multi-purpose assembly hall into a modern, state-of-the-art facility, to better serve its increasingly growing membership. Conceived as a building that effectively embodies the Union’s important history and strength, it is planned as a more community-oriented building that has a welcoming presence on the street.
The old assembly building, which existed for over sixty years in a nondescript building, was demolished to make room for the Union’s new headquarters. Working within a Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), this building adapts to its historical context while establishing an identity relevant to its time, with the use of contemporary architectural vocabulary. A large centrally located courtyard forms the central pivot and focal point for individual offices, each receiving an unobstructed view of the split-level landscape. A modern rainscreen exterior envelope, high efficiency HVAC and glazing systems as well as on-site power generation are just some of the sustainable features which have earned the project LEED Platinum certification.
Los Angeles, CA
Laborers Local 300 Union
Tower General Contractors