In the last several years, Culver City has seen a surge of mixed-use, transit-oriented developments coupled with highly distinct and innovative architecture. This tour will visit three sites that are changing the face of Culver City and West Los Angeles.
Ivy Station, a mixed-use development adjacent to the Expo Line, includes more than 200,000 square feet of residential, retail, hotel, and entertainment space near the heart of Culver City. Just down the road, The Culver Steps adds another 115,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Combined, these two projects have transformed Culver City. This tour will explore how these projects were delivered, what impact they have on downtown Culver City and adjacent neighborhoods, and how the city has managed the traffic impact of these and other major developments.
This tour will also include a visit to (W)rapper Tower and the Hayden Tract, a multiyear redevelopment of a former industrial site. Today, the Hayden Tract boasts both highly distinct architectural achievements, such as (W)rapper Tower, Stealth and the Waffle Building as well as groundbreaking examples of adaptive reuse, including The Box and 3516 Schaefer. The tour will explore the Hayden Tract as both an architectural laboratory and a commercial and entertainment destination.