Every global city has unique landmark office properties that provide stimulating environments to meet the needs of their corporate customers, employees and visitors. These signature addresses are very successful at combining spaces for working and spaces to enjoy; enhancing both the work environment and tenant productivity while providing a stunning visual impact on the city’s skyline.
LBA Realty has created such an environment at South Park Center. Located just blocks from Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles’ LA Live/South Park District, the project is already home to the University of Southern California, Transamerica, United Way, Fox Sports, Ampco System Parking, Lynberg & Watkins, Patina Restaurant Group and more.
The $35 million renovation project at South Park Center was led by world-renown architectural firm, Gensler & Associates. The redesign completed a transformation of both the interior and exterior, re-establishing South Park Center as one of Los Angeles' truly iconic mixed-use properties. The project now features a new façade with striking exterior lighting, Zen gardens and a sophisticated renovation of the interior environment.
The stunning two-story, dramatically lit, glass crown at the top of the building further distinguishes South Park Center as an architectural beacon and is visible from Downtown Los Angeles, Staples Center, LA Live and the nearby 10 &110 freeways.
The tower’s extensive exterior renovation include new elegant metal paneling, lighting and landscaping, updating the tower’s modernist design. The lobby and entrance now feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls, elegant wood paneling, brushed stainless steel accents, sandblasted granite walls and honed terrazzo floors. The retail and dining court locations on the concourse level offer a wide range of retail services and numerous quick-serve dining options along with a well-equipped athletic club for employees and guests.
South Park Center comes alive with activity both day and evening. Corporate customers and their visitors are just an elevator ride from a full array of amenities and an exciting urban marketplace of food, fitness and shopping. Highlights of South Park Center include:
If South Park Center’s newly designed exterior with its illuminated crown is the property’s new signature, the renovated lobby-level retail concourse is its center. Designed to provide a work environment of style and convenience, this 50,000 square foot urban marketplace features a mix of nationally known retailers including Starbucks, FedEx Kinkos, Subway and Market Café by Patina.
South Park Center’s retail concourse provides its more than 5,000 daily occupants and visitors with both quality and ease with comfortable gathering places and seating areas. Abundant parking, DASH Service to 7th Street Metro and Union Station and close proximity to LA Live, Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center allows for convenient transportation to and from South Park Center.
Grab a meal on the run or dine with business associates, visitors and/or friends. The South Park Center’s retail concourse offers plenty of dining options and places to gather. You can also find retail shops on the lobby level offering basic sundries and essentials.
The Market Café by Patina is located downstairs on the garden level. It is open for breakfast and lunch and offers corporate catering as well. Think of it as gourmet grab-n-go with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating if you prefer to dine in.
The top two floors at South Park Center light up the nighttime sky in Downtown Los Angeles. The 30th floor features sweeping panoramic views with video and audio systems for your next corporate meeting or special event.
This unique 500-seat theatre features lighting and sound equipment and is an ideal venue for corporate events, seminars, filming and film festivals.
South Park Center offers abundant covered parking in two garages on-site. Valet service is also available at the front lobby Porte Cochere. A convenient car wash service and gas station are accessible in the Olive garage for all customers.
The LA Live/South Park neighborhood has quickly become a world-renowned destination for entertainment, sports, shopping, dining, tourism, and urban living. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry are staking claims to sites in the vicinity of South Park Center.
Developed by the Anschutz Entertainment Group, LA Live is a $2.5 billion, 4 million square-foot sports and entertainment destination designed to rival Times Square in New York City and the Ginza District in Tokyo.
LA Live features an exciting array of entertainment venues, restaurants, retail, commercial and residential spaces, television and radio broadcast studios and concert venues. The centerpiece 1,100-room, 56-story, five-star Ritz Carlton Hotel joins AT&T Center as LA Live/South Park’s second skyscraper. Key venues of LA Live include:
The 40,000 square-foot, open-air plaza marks the center of LA’s sports and entertainment district. Nokia Plaza is one of the district’s key anchors, providing a broadcast venue featuring giant LED screens as well as a red carpet site for special events.
With 7,300 seats, the Nokia Theater has become a high-tech showcase for music and theater. It is host to American Idol finals, the Latin Grammy Awards, ESPY Awards, and productions from VH1, MTV and BET networks – as well as concerts, corporate events and seminars.
A stand-alone venue for 2,400 patrons, Club Nokia is Downtown’s newest hot spot for intimate live music and cultural events–and is available for private parties and corporate functions.
LA Live is now home to WP24, Boca, the Conga Room, ESPN Zone, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Katsuya, Lawry’s Carvery, Lucky Strike Lanes, New Zealand Natural Ice Cream, Rock’n Fish, Rosa Mexicano, Starbucks, The Farm, Trader Vic’s, Yard House, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, an ESPN broadcast studio and a Regal Theatre cinema among others.
Home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the WNBA’s Sparks, and the NHL’s Kings, Staples Center laid the groundwork for the downtown renaissance. The 20,000-seat arena is also a must-stop concert destination for many of the hottest names in music, and plays host to events over 250 days a year.
LA Live/South Park is making Downtown Los Angeles one of the fastest growing residential communities in Southern California. There are currently over 5,000 lofts and housing units in the neighborhood, with an additional 6,500 units in both the planning and construction stages; all designed to match the demand for this exciting new neighborhood.
The planned development of the 72,000 seat Farmer’s Field Stadium with its retractable roof and the renovation and expansion of the L.A. Convention Center was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council on August 9, 2011. The project is on track and targeted to open in 2016. This mixed-use destination provides a complete renaissance of the Downtown area and a much needed link between the financial district of Downtown and the Staples Center and L.A. Convention Center. The $1.2 billion Farmer’s Field development will be a special amenity to the Southpark/LA Live area and will attract many new businesses, restaurants, hotels and residents to the area.
At South Park Center developing a comprehensive sustainability program is a key priority. Our efforts range from GREEN cleaning practices using recycled paper products; an aggressive customer recycling program; indigenous vegetation throughout all common areas using reclaimed water for irrigation; energy audits on all building management systems; EPA Energy Star certification and LEED Gold designation.
These sustainable efforts, large and small, are important to us and to our customers.
South Park Center has an exemplary recycling program with a diversion rate of 58% of ongoing consumable waste (mixed recyclables, paper, landscape waste, e-waste, palettes and lamps). All construction contractors, vendors and activities must meet a minimum of 50% diversion or greater.
• Currently boasts an Energy Star rating of 94.
• South Park Center combines high-efficiency cooling & heating systems with state-of-the-art management practices to reduce strains on utilities and reduce operating costs.
• A Variable Air Volume (VAV) system increases energy efficiency and saves up to 30% in energy consumption.
• The Building Operating Plan is adjusted systematically to minimize energy consumption while maximizing comfort.
• South Park Center’s new elegant architectural skin provides natural insulation from the sun’s heat, keeping cooling costs to a minimum.
• The property’s state-of-the-art glass film is used to further reduce the sun’s heating effects and harmful UV rays, without decreasing natural light.
• All interior paints meet the stringent Green Seal Standards, with a default setting of Green Seal 11.
South Park Center’s engineering team utilizes fluorescent lamps with minimal mercury for greater energy efficiency and to maintain high environmental standards. These lamps are replaced and recycled to reduce mercury in our landfills. All internal lights are programmed to shut off automatically at the end of each day and require a manual override for after hours work. The property’s seating guidelines maximize natural light and low-level office partitions further reduce required artificial light.
• South Park Center features .5 gallon aerators on all lavatory sinks, resulting in a 75% reduction in lavatory sink water consumption.
• All urinals are set to .5 gallons per flush, half of the plumbing code standard.
• All water closets are set to the current code of 1.6 gallons per flush.
South Park Center has implemented a program to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
• All primary cleaning chemicals are GS-37 certified or EPA compliant.
• Designated dilution stations help the environment and reduce plastic waste containers.
• Micro-fiber dust cloths and micro-fiber mops reduce chemical use.
• South Park Center’s paper products originate from ecoplantations, ensuring 100% renewable content.
• Entryway systems (floor mats) are used at all entrances to reduce dirt, dust and air pollution.