ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF LOS ANGELES
Assistance League of Los Angeles is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children and bettering communities. It strives to be a place where children can feel safe, welcome, and cared for. In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the new flagship office has been designed as its home for the next 100 years.
The existing bow truss and exposed brick skeleton lend a warm industrial feel while pops of bright colors and diffused daylight create inviting work and social spaces. Two large openings have been cut in the second floor creating a vertical connection with interior trees and custom steel stair, thus bringing a piece of Sunset Blvd. into the building. Upstairs, elegant offices provide space for day to day activities, while a new 2nd floor patio provides outdoor space for hosting events and fundraisers. The Ground Floor is designed to focus on the children and the programs dedicated to them through flexible support spaces.