Row DTLA

Client / Atlas Capital

Area / Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / Completed

Type / Commercial

ROW DTLA is a 30-acre mixed-use complex, located where downtown’s eastern edge meets the Arts District. Its six long structures were built by Southern Pacific Railroad between 1917 and 1923 as the Los Angeles Terminal Market, a distribution center for fruits and vegetables. As part of an extensive reuse effort by owners Atlas Capital Group, ROW is now home to stores, restaurants, and 1,300,000 sf of office space.

Row DTLA

ROW DTLA is a 30-acre mixed-use complex, located where downtown’s eastern edge meets the Arts District. Its six long structures were built by Southern Pacific Railroad between 1917 and 1923 as the Los Angeles Terminal Market, a distribution center for fruits and vegetables. As part of an extensive reuse effort by owners Atlas Capital Group, ROW is now home to stores, restaurants, and 1,300,000 sf of office space.

Owner / Atlas Capital

Location / Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / Completed

Type / Commercial

ROW DTLA is a 30-acre mixed-use complex, located where downtown’s eastern edge meets the Arts District. Its six long structures were built by Southern Pacific Railroad between 1917 and 1923 as the Los Angeles Terminal Market, a distribution center for fruits and vegetables. As part of an extensive reuse effort by owners Atlas Capital Group, ROW is now home to stores, restaurants, and 1,300,000 sf of office space.

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Context

We were asked by Atlas Capital to turn a vacant 26,500 sf space, located in Building #2, into three separate spec suites through the addition of demising walls as well as services related to permitting and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Given the former warehouse’s beautifully raw aesthetic, our team kept a light touch, seeking only to show how warmly inviting offices can be, even in a concrete warehouse.

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New Uses

Each of the three spaces now holds conference rooms and open work areas, private offices, reception areas and full kitchens. Matte black kitchen surfaces and exposed plywood edges complement the existing raw finishes while floor-to-ceiling glass conference rooms let light into the suites and highlight original brick walls.

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Collaboration

Separate from the original scope, and true to ROW’s experimental spirit, we worked with Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca of local furniture distributor A+R for a furniture study exploring informal meeting and touchdown spaces. Seeking to humanize the workplace and create a sense of comfort through soft textures and palettes, our group mixed commercial office pieces by Muuto and Hay with softer pieces by Resident and menu.

Project photography by Emi Kiwataki.