Architects Frederick Fisher and Partners (FF&P), alongside Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company and Buro Happold, designed and built Santa Monica City Hall East, the largest building of its type to qualify for Living Building Challenge certification – the most stringent green building standard in the world.
In this film, SCI-Arc Channel speaks with the lead project architects Frederick Fisher (Founding Partner at FF&P), Joe Coriaty (Managing Partner at FF&P), Marisa Kurtzman (Partner at FF&P), and Matt Kelley (Partner at FF&P) to discover the myriad ways in which the project addresses sustainability, resiliency, community, and wellness. With a 100 year projected lifespan, City Hall East is a crucial demonstration project of how one city advocates for civic transparency alongside the needs of a changing future.
Photographs Provided by © Undine Pröhl, courtesy of Frederick Fisher and Partners
Additional Images and Diagrams Courtesy of Frederick Fisher and Partners
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