Los Angeles, CA Downtown Los Angeles

  • Client : Heritage Group Development
  • Size : 174,000 SF / 168 rooms
  • Completion Date : 2007
  • Project Type(s) : Historic Adaptive Reuse


  • The Chapman, designed in 1912 by Ernest McConnell, houses modern flats in a beautiful historic building. Beaux Arts elements on the building’s ornamental corbels, large cornices and intricate details distinguish the Chapman in the Broadway neighborhood.
  • The U-shape of the historic building was ideal for conversion to loft housing. Multiple exterior walls provide maximum light and ventilation to the units, creating bright and open living spaces. Many of the building’s original marble-clad historic corridors were preserved and where possible, old mahogany doors were reused as entry doors.
  • The ground floor of the building was completely renovated with expansive glass and articulated columns reminiscent of the original façade, and the historic entry lobby, featuring marble from the floor to its high ceilings, opens into a cascading staircase descending from above.