The Griffin on Spring

Client / Holland Partner Group

Area / Fashion District

Status / Complete

Type / Housing

Located where downtown LA's Fashion District meets the Historic Core, The Griffin on Spring is a new, 24-story residential tower, designed by MVE Architects with interiors by Omgivning. The Griffin’s design concept honors the neighborhood’s historic architectural forms and patterns, especially those found in Art Deco, while reinterpreting those elements through modern-day detailing and materials.

The Griffin on Spring

Located where downtown LA's Fashion District meets the Historic Core, The Griffin on Spring is a new, 24-story residential tower, designed by MVE Architects with interiors by Omgivning. The Griffin’s design concept honors the neighborhood’s historic architectural forms and patterns, especially those found in Art Deco, while reinterpreting those elements through modern-day detailing and materials.

Owner / Holland Partner Group

Location / Fashion District

Status / Complete

Type / Housing

Located where downtown LA's Fashion District meets the Historic Core, The Griffin on Spring is a new, 24-story residential tower, designed by MVE Architects with interiors by Omgivning. The Griffin’s design concept honors the neighborhood’s historic architectural forms and patterns, especially those found in Art Deco, while reinterpreting those elements through modern-day detailing and materials.

To reflect the Historic Core's contrasting blend of old and new, the design architects called for a building exterior with simplified classical arches that support modern, oversize windows.

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Inspiration

Our interior design scope included the ground-floor lobby, mailroom, and leasing office, as well as amenities like a tenant clubhouse, fitness room, and conference spaces.

Our work at the ground-floor lobby uses materials that merge traditional and modern elements. Concrete terrazzo flooring is inlaid with brass patterning. Wrapping a concierge desk, we called for Italian marble that uses richly textured patterns hand-chiselled to mimic the effect of leather. Fluted marble, inspired by Art Deco, lines the elevator lobby and walls, while fine molding defines the double-barrel vault ceiling. Custom pieces include the leasing, co-working and reception desks as well as marble tables at seating areas. The mirrored artworks, with pops of geometric color, were designed by our team and fabricated by the art consultants at Voila.

We provided the client with finish selections for all 275 residential units, as well as full interior design services for two model units. Our scope also included furniture selection and procurement, as well as custom-designed pieces.

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Amenities

We coordinated with the landscape architects of RELM Studio on design and finish selections for the building's two amenity roof decks. Areas include a fire pit, dog run, and pool deck. BBQ and dining areas use plantings that will grow over time to form screens for privacy. Additional lounge areas at the lower level and two upper roof decks were designed to showcase the incredible views of downtown.

Project photography by Jeremy Chou and Emi Kiwataki.