Barton Myers: A Grand Avenue proposal (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Description

In 1980, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency was planning to demolish the Bunker Hill area of the city and organized a competition for a team of architects to design a new urban center. A Grand Avenue proposal was created by developer Robert Maguire and led by Barton Myers Associates and the Urban Innovations Group.

Barton Myers and Edgardo Contini designed a mixed-use development with housing, shops, hotels, parks, and offices. Myers designed two residential towers, both containing ample outdoor space for residents. The plan was to integrate the new development into the surrounding area, bridging the older neighborhood to the east with the newer areas of the downtown core. Their plan did not win the competition, but was widely admired by architects and the public.

Creator

Barton Myers, architect
Barton Myers Associates, architects
Carlos Diniz, renderer
Maguire Partners, developers

Source

Barton Myers papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1980

Rights

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Citation

Barton Myers, architect Barton Myers Associates, architects Carlos Diniz, renderer Maguire Partners, developers, “Barton Myers: A Grand Avenue proposal (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed April 20, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/319.