Metro Design Guidelines
Boyle Heights, CA
URBAN DESIGN / PUBLIC WORKS

Working alongside Perkins + Will and DakeLuna, GP-US was hired by Metro to serve as a consultant on two different developments in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

In this capacity, GP-US is ensuring that the new projects adhere to a stricter standard of design excellence and community involvement. The process included extensive community outreach and the use of design charrettes to inform the scope of development and the creation of an official set of design guidelines. The project sites, which exist on or near Metro’s Gold Line east of downtown, each have a unique set of aesthetics and community needs to grapple with. This type of work plays into the strengths and experience of GP-US, which has provided similar services throughout Southern California, most recently for the City of Inglewood in the development of its new senior center.