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Arts District Center (ADC), which has been nearly a decade in the making for the purpose-build design art center, located in the heart of Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. ADC encapsulates the spirit of the Arts District, putting creativity at the very centre. This one of a kind of unique mixed-use development project will transform the city’s landscape with innovative live-&-work condominiums, an art hotel, retail, and restaurants. The project also offers affordable units for artists to live and work, a public art plaza, art gallery, art event space, and artist-collaborative space will accommodate a vast community of the city’s creatives.

 The project is expected to create at least 2,100 direct or indirect employment opportunities. Arts District Center will be a permanent new home for ideas and open to everyone. With an eclectic ecosystem of ambitious start-ups and entrepreneurs, ADC will bring together ideas in design, art, tech, food, craft and music to create a new permanent arts district by creatives for creatives.


The building

Architecture by TSM / AC Martin


The Film

By Kevin Chen & Sinisha Nisevic


THe Inspiration

Iconic Glass Architecture From The World


BIG Unveils new project in the arts district

BIG has revealed plans for a 2.6 million square foot (242,000 square meter) mixed-use complex in LA’s burgeoning Arts District. Called 670 Mesquit, the project will take the form of a series of stepped boxes containing 800,000 square feet of office space, 250 residential units and two hotels. The development will mark BIG’s first project in Los Angeles.


6AM $2 BIllon development

Those holding their breath in anticipation of seeing Herzog & de Meuron’s6AM project—developed by Irvine, California–based developer SunCal and located in Los Angeles’s booming Arts District neighborhood—anytime soon are in for a long wait.


Warner music moving to the arts district

In a shift that reflects the increasing importance of infusing the music industry with tech culture, Warner Music Group plans to move hundreds of employees from Burbank and the Westside into a renovated former auto plant in the downtown neighborhood.


Hyperloop headquartered in the arts district

A source close to [Hyperloop Technologies Inc.], who was not authorized speak publicly, confirmed the company has moved into the space, which was chosen in part so Hyperloop could be around artists and designers and other creative types in a space big enough to build large-scale hardware.


Spotify opens regional headquarters arts district

Music streaming service Spotify will open a new regional headquarters in Los Angeles’s Arts District.

Representatives of the recently opened At Mateo office and retail complex announced Monday that the Swedish tech company had signed on to lease approximately 110,000 square feet of office space at the site


Coupon company honey moves into coca-cola factory. 

Online coupon company Honey has leased the entire Fourth & Traction redevelopment project in the Arts District, the studio owner announced during an earnings call Wednesday.


Sixth street bridge

Construction on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement, a wavy bridge spanning the Los Angeles River that connects Boyle Heights and the Arts District, is picking up speed. With the help of photos from LA-based photographer, Sterling Davis, we took a look at the construction happening on all fronts.


Alameda square reborn as mixed use

Those making a case for Downtown LA's Art District being ground zero for gentrification in Los Angeles certainly have a lot of evidence to back them up. A boom of adaptive reuse projects continue to transform the look and character of the historic neighborhood. 


The Arts District Soho House

Over two years after members-only club Soho House announced plans to set up shop in the Arts District, construction is now underway for the project.


Arts District Development, LLC

Arts District Development LLC (ADD) is a privately held, real estate development and investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded by Kevin Chen in 2014, the firm is a market leader in the ownership and development of premier residential, hospitality, office, retail, and mixed-use projects in the United States.



China Building Techniques Group Co. Ltd. (CBTGC) together with China Academy of Building Research(CABR) founded in 1953 is the largest and most diverse research institution in the building industry in China and it regulates the construction industry in China including materials and technical expertise for export. It is a technology based enterprise directly under the Chinese State Council focus in research and development of green technologies, application technology of new energy, disaster prevention/mitigation technology and intelligent integration technology.

CBTGC holds the highest standard for projects including 2008 Beijing Olympic National Stadium – Bird Nest, National Aquatics Center, Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing National Grand Theatre, Zambia Ndola Stadium 45,000sq. meter, One Lansdowne London.



AC Martin is a full service architectural firm with a rich history of over 110 years. AC Martin is best known for the design of some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles which includes the City Hall, Sanwa Bank Tower, ARCO Towers, Department of Water and Power Building and the most recent Wilshire Grand which is currently the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Today, AC Martin is more than just a singular firm with reputation in design and technical excellence. AC Martin is part of a family of companies which consists of AC Martin, Togawa Smith Martin (TSM), PFVS and ATI. TSM has designed over 40,000 multi-family dwelling units in the western states for some of the nation’s top developers. During its 40 year history, TSM has been credited with being the architectural firm in Southern California to have designed the first Type III construction residential building and the first double podium residential building. Today, TSM continues to achieve technical excellence and win many design awards thus setting the bar for multi-family design in Southern California.