Hawkins Park

Paloma Terrace

Los Angeles, CA

Client Cost Stats
Retirement Housing Foundation $15 M 110,000 SF, 59 Units

Paloma Terrace provides 59 low-income family housing units at 50th and Main Streets in Central Los Angeles. Activity rooms, a private library, and a basketball court are centrally located off the courtyard, which features a barbeque area, a tot lot, and social spaces.

A perforated fence created from trespa panels shelters the courtyard from outside activity while maintaining a visual connection to the street.  The massing of the building is broken down into a series of boxes, each consisting of a stack of units.  The large and small boxes are cantilevered and step out of plane from one another.  The smaller boxes are wrapped in a dark, warm horizontal wood siding that contrasts with the stucco background of the larger boxes.  Dark red trespa panels accentuate vertical circulation elements.


Hawkins Park

Hawkins Park

An inspired open space, Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park is home to native plant ecosystems. It is well designed, well cared for, and well used by a community that is lacking in open spaces.