BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD BUILDINGS
by Avishay Artsy with the UCLA ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN ALUMNI
UCLA Alum, Karin Liljegren, FAIA, speaks to UCLA School of Arts and Architecture about the outlook of Los Angeles, post pandemic.
Before the pandemic, downtown L.A. was experiencing a renaissance. New bars, restaurants, hotels and apartment buildings were turning the sleepy urban core back into the popular shopping and entertainment destination it was a century ago.
Now, however, you’re more likely to see “For Lease” signs than the announcement of a grand opening. But signs of economic life are slowly returning, says architect and UCLA alumna Karin Liljegren, and finding use for empty ground-floor commercial space will be key to downtown’s recovery.
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