When a state office building in downtown Los Angeles started out as a canvas on which to create significant architectural design, and then utilized unique lighting to create dramatic visual effects, it’s no surprise when it becomes a national iconic landmark. Not only has the California Department of Transportation District 7 headquarters (CALTRANS) become the crown jewel of Los Angeles, but it has been a popular backdrop for countless movies, commercials and television shows. The design and construction of this striking 13-story structure was documented on the History Channel to reveal the challenges presented in the creation of a large building with unique design & style characteristics in a multi-function space.
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This photo is from California Department of Transportation headquarters (CALTRANS) in their 7th district, located in Los Angeles, CA. The architectural firm was Morphosis, also located in Los Angeles. Contracting was handled by the Clark Construction Group.
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, California
Think of a state office building in downtown Los Angeles as a canvas on which to create significant architectural design. When the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, committed to building a replacement headquarters for their 7th district, they gave the canvas to architectural firm Morphosis.
Thom Mayne, who founded Morphosis,recently won the prestigious international Pritzker Prize for architecture. Working with him on the District 7 headquarters was project architect Pavel Getov and project manager Silvia Kuhle. Contracting was handled by the Clark Construction Group.