Gallery: Brooks + Scarpa Complete New Eco Upgrades To Gehry’s Santa Mon...

After the green renovation of the Gehry-designed Santa Monica Place into a fantastic open air mall, the surrounding infrastructure, especially the parking garages, needed an overhaul. The city brought in Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa) to design improvements
 
After the green renovation of the Gehry-designed Santa Monica Place into a fantastic open air mall, the surrounding infrastructure, especially the parking garages, needed an overhaul. The city brought in Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa) to design improvements for the Frank Gehry garages at Santa Monica Place Mall as well as eight other city owned parking structures surrounding the popular 3rd Street Promenade. The eco improvements included adding prefabricated cement board panels to the exterior of the garages as well as making the area more walkable and pleasant for pedestrians. New ground floor retail spaces were added to the garages, transforming them into dual purpose buildings. And soon, the garages will be topped with a 1,000 solar panel system to generate electricity for the complex.

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