8th & Hope


Los Angeles, CA


Wood Partners

Design Architect

The Preston Partnership and Gensler, Peer Review LARGE Architecture

Project Size

588,531 sq. ft.

MATT Construction built Wood Partners’ new mixed use project at 8th and Hope in the south-western quarter of Downtown L.A., an increasingly vibrant urban neighborhood of residential apart­ments, retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues, including L.A. Live and the Staples Center, and conveniently close to the downtown office-building core. The project replaced a former parking lot with a 22-story tower featuring 290 one- and two-bedroom apartments, six floors of parking (including two below grade), 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space at street level, and, at the build­ing’s highest point, a helipad. The building’s structural system utilizes reinforced concrete with post-tensioned decks.

The design, by the Atlanta-based Preston Partnership, called for an all-glass façade that permits floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the apartments spectacular views. A landscaped “amenity plaza” is sit­uated atop the parking deck, where residents can enjoy a pool and a Jacuzzi; the adjacent club room features folding glass walls that can open to the amenity deck and the temperate Los Angeles climate. Residents can also take advantage of another open-air amenity deck on the rooftop, affording skyline views ranging from nearby local hot spots and L.A. night life to the mountains that surround the basin.

The building’s 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space provides residents access to additional conveniences, while providing retail operators proximity to a built-in pool of potential customers.

Photo Credit: Juan Tallo and Wood Partners