HW Hellman

Client / H.W. Hellman LP

Area / Historic Core, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / In Progress

Type / Commercial, Mixed Use, Housing

This ten-story, Beaux-Arts style building was originally a bank, constructed in 1903 for Herman W. Hellman, a German-born financier and businessman who became one of Los Angeles’ wealthiest residents.

HW Hellman

This ten-story, Beaux-Arts style building was originally a bank, constructed in 1903 for Herman W. Hellman, a German-born financier and businessman who became one of Los Angeles’ wealthiest residents.

Owner / H.W. Hellman LP

Location / Historic Core, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / In Progress

Type / Commercial, Mixed Use, Housing

This ten-story, Beaux-Arts style building was originally a bank, constructed in 1903 for Herman W. Hellman, a German-born financier and businessman who became one of Los Angeles’ wealthiest residents.

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Design

Designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, the Type I construction made this the first steel-framed structure in Los Angeles. In recent years it was the headquarters of the Community Redevelopment Agency and Banco Popular.

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New Uses

Omgivning proposed the adaptive reuse of the offices to 188 live/work lofts. Our design work required the removal the roof to make way for an additional 37,000 sf over two new floors. The new floors were designed to hold penthouse units and extensive common areas for tenants, as well as a restaurant/bar.

Project photography by Hunter Kerhart.