Whittier Retail Center
|Scope of Work||New Construction|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
The Whittier Retail Center is a unique project for its lot shape and proposed use. Located in the industrial area outside of Downtown Los Angeles, the triangular corner lot served as a parking lot for industrial equipment. To revitalize the economically deprived area, we designed a multifunctional complex for locals, visitors, and commuters. The batting cage serves as after-work entertainment and the commercial buildings target those driving by on Whittier Boulevard and the Freeway.
PQNK focused on designing the office building that administrates the complex. While the batting cage and the commercial buildings did not have much room for us to dictate the design, the office building presented intriguing architectural potential. So we designed the office to merge well with the batting cage and emphasize the characteristics of the triangular lot and its surrounding area.