Carmelito Urban Gardens Building*

long beach, ca

The project required designing a new head quarters for the Growing Experience, a Los Angeles County program that trains residents from the Carmelitos Housing Development in the nursery business. The new building was sited in the center of an extensive demonstration garden. A large undulating corrugated metal clad wall announces the project to the street and makes reference to the natural environment. Interior spaces include a lobby, several offices, restrooms and a multi-purpose classroom.

The updated photos represent the building and site conditions in 2010

*Work performed in conjunction with the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles