Seattle-based architecture and design firm GGLO announced the expansion of its architecture, planning, interior design and landscape architecture services into Los Angeles. Senior Design Principal James Bradley will lead teams from GGLO's Los Angeles office, where he will draw on his experience in Market Rate Housing, Hospitality and Senior Living, as well as the firm's community inspired philosophy.
The launch of GGLO's Los Angeles office comes at a time when the scope of the firm's market rate housing practice is increasing, with work currently underway for Ledcor Group in Hercules, California; AMLI Residential in Seattle, Wash. and the Cascades Tower in Surabaya, Indonesia, among other influential projects.
GGLO has formed a team to meet clients' demand for services in the rapidly growing Los Angeles market, including Gerhard W. Mayer, AIA, LEED AP. The former chair of the Urban Design Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA, Mayer brings over 20 years' experience in Southern California in residential and mixed-use infill projects, movie studios, airports, educational and retail projects.
James Bradley, AIA, NCARB, Senior Design Principal of GGLO, said: "We have successfully extended our holistic approach to architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning along the West Coast and to Asia. While we have long been able to serve clients in Los Angeles, we are very excited to deepen our practice by building a strong Los Angeles-based team for future clients."
"By formalizing our new Los Angeles office, we are now able to bring GGLO's community-centric design expertise to our Los Angeles and Southern California clients more readily. Our in-depth knowledge of urban environments will help develop sustainable, collaborative spaces that will create belonging, spark opportunity and create unforgettable personal moments," added Amy Hartwell, AIA, LEED AP and Senior Associate in Los Angeles.
For thirty years, GGLO's vision and focus on placemaking has shaped many of the West Coast's premiere multifamily, hospitality, senior living, affordable housing, commercial, campus and civic spaces. GGLO has designed award-winning projects for the community by partnering with many leading developers including Aimco, AMLI Residential, AvalonBay Communities, Chambers Bay LLC, Devco Inc, Equity Residential, Hilton Hotel Group, Kisco Senior Living, Ledcor Group, Lennar, Main Street Properties, Security Properties, Skanska USA, Unico Properties, and Washington State University.
GGLO successfully crafts memorable and sustainable solutions for urban environments. This approach has earned GGLO notable accolades, including being named "Best Residential Design Firm, Large" by USGBC Best in Building and multiple Golden Nugget Awards for "Best Multifamily Community" to sit alongside awards from AIA Seattle and IIDA. GGLO's work has also received numerous recognitions from the Los Angeles Times "12 Places to Go", Conde Nast Traveler Gold List "World's Best Hotels" and Travel + Leisure "#12 Resort in the Continental US" (for The Allison Inn & Spa). Over half of GGLO is LEED accredited and have received awards from the Center for Active Design and ASLA Washington Chapter for their forward thinking approaches.
The firm is currently designing the brand new resort hotel at Chambers Bay and the interior renovation of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Commercial mixed-use developments include Block 67 in Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle Civic Square. The firm's master planning work spans the Rocky Mountains, from Seattle's Yesler Terrace to Ann Morrison Park in Boise, Idaho and Helena's Stewart Homes in Montana. GGLO is also currently completing the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State University to add to its portfolio of notable projects such as Via6 and University Village in Seattle, Wash., and Sagewood at Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah.