This 110,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility is responsible for the organization and distribution of all voting materials for Los Angeles’ 5,000 precincts. The existing tilt-up concrete structure had to be restored between election cycles. Strong color and graphics give the mammoth building a human scale, and economical design strategies brought the project in on time and under budget.

Jury: “Working with a modest budget and minimal means, the designer turned this space into a celebration through a skillful use of color, scale, and graphics. The collaborative effort between the architect, client, and artist is very successful and commendable.”

Client: “The architect had the creative vision of transforming the space into a nontraditional warehouse environment incorporating the use of color, space, and light, while simultaneously creating a workflow that provided for a highly efficient, productive, and flexible work environment. The architect also created an atmosphere that energized and honored employees for the work they do and the public we serve. The result far exceeded every expectation and more.”  —Dean Logan, registrar-recorder and county clerk, Los Angeles County