USC Center for Social Justice

Adrianna Fransz, B.Arch '21

ARCH 500A: Comprehensive Architectural Design

Gallery: Social Equity in Tall Timber

Instructor: Warren Techentin

The tower incorporates sustainable practices while servicing the local community of Leimert Park as well as the greater Los Angeles County. Since this will be the tallest building in the vicinity, shade studies were consulted to keep the form from casting excessive shade. Local green spaces showed a clear deficiency. To remedy this, the ground floor creates an accessible park. As the form twists upwards from the ground, the building turns towards fantastic views of downtown Los Angeles for a visual connection to its community. Thin floor plates allow for natural light and ventilation.


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