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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


Arts District Center Development Adds Height, Cuts Parking

Hotel and residential development takes another step forward in DTLA.


Planning Commission signs off on much taller tower for 520 Mateo in Arts District

Developer Carmel Partners is making a drastic change to its Arts District project dubbed 520 Mateo: It’s now plotting a 35-story high-rise, rather than a 13-story tower.


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’s 6AM 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 turns former Ford assembly plant into Arts District music factory

Employees of Warner Music Group Inc. for the last several weeks have been toiling in the same red brick building where men who could have been their great-grandfathers put together shiny black automobiles.


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.

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Here’s a first look inside the Arts District’s dazzling Soho Warehouse

The view from the rooftop is *chef’s kiss*

“Designed for the eastside of LA’s creative community,” the former musician’s rehearsal space now features a glamorous rooftop with a bar, terrace, and swimming pool; a couple restaurants; another bar; communal areas; and 48 hotel room-like “bedrooms” that include use of the Warehouse’s new gym.


WeWork’s first Arts District location opens today

WeWork announced in July that it had signed its 30th lease in the LA area—four floors in the Wilshire Courtyard in Miracle Mile.


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.



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.



Psomas, an industry leader, serves public and private sector clients in the transportation, water, site development, and energy markets. The engineering design firm, founded in 1946 by George Psomas, is one of the top engineering firms in the nation, and it has 16 offices across the Western United States through geographic expansion, diversifications and acquisitions. Psomas’ 250 award-winning industry projects are produced through innovation, creativity, and technical expertise. Psomas has received numerous awards from local, state and national professional organizations: Environmental Engineering and Science Excellence, Superior Achievement Award, South Los Angeles Wetland Park; CA Chapter, Engineering Excellence Award, Award of Merit, City of Los Angeles Best Management Practices GIS Tool; CA Chapter, Engineering Excellence Award, Merit Award, CA Chapter, Orange County Branch, Engineering Excellence Award, Award of Excellence Dana Point Pedestrian Bridge, PCH Traffic Congestion Relief; and Outstanding Planning Award Feliz Paseos Park Arizona State Awards Program, Best Project, Aubrey Park San Diego Section.

Psomas is proud to be in professions that help build sustainable communities and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. This is ingrained in the Psomas culture that is “balancing the natural and built environment.”


Glaser Weil

Glaser Weil LLP, founded in 1988 in Los Angeles, is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Department, one of the country’s premiere full-service law firms. The firm’s practice areas include art, construction, entertainment, environmental and energy, litigation, government, and regulatory. In its 2020 edition, the Benchmark Litigation publication lists the firm in “Tier 1,” a distinguished position on a list of only 27 firms from across the state. Glaser named among “Top 100 Lawyers in California” for 2019. 15 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Glaser was recognized on the “Leaders in their Field” list in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Firm’s Entertainment Litigation team was further recognized as a top practice group in California. Powerful. Passionate. Precise. Proven. These are the qualities that make Glaser Weil the Powerhouse.



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.