The Garey Building
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California Developer Lowe Enterprises Architect Togawa Smith Martin Residential Inc.
The Garey Building is a mixed use development including 320 market rate apartments and 15,000 s.f. of retail space that won the 2017 Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best Mixed Use Project. Located in the Arts District of downtown L.A., the two 5-story buildings over several floors of garage, flank a two block long street that was converted into a pedestrian paseo and active public space. At the podium level are the private open spaces for the apartments which includes a large courtyard with a pool and spa, BBQ and outdoor dining areas, and a party/gathering space around a firepit. Other courtyards are dedicated to an active open space with artificial turf, and a contemplative garden with a fountain. A fifth floor roof deck with expansive views of downtown is designed as a sunning and party space.