21 September 2016

What’s Next for Downtown LA? Simon Ha Joins CCA’s Architects Panel & Showcase as a Speaker

Today, CCA (Central City Association) hosted an Architects Panel focusing on what is next for Downtown Los Angeles.  Principal Simon Ha spoke about trends in the live/work unit typology and how they are affecting design. Presenting Steinberg projects AMP Lofts and Shanghai OCT Block 13, Simon detailed key features of live/work space including ground floor shopkeeper units, artist lofts, and hybrid industrial units. By comparing live/work design in LA with similar developments in China and Korea, he illustrated how far we are from a true vertically, mixed-use “flex” building typology.

As Steinberg continues to be a major player in the Downtown LA Renaissance, it’s important to understand what is happening in our city and have a vision for where it’s going.  As architects, our role is to be able to see the future and convey that understanding to the development community, the city, and the community stakeholders so we can collectively strive to make our city a better place.

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John Wirfs and Anna Mkhikian were at the Steinberg booth before the program began.



  • Otis Odell, Studio Leader – Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • John Arnold, Partner – Killefer Flammang
  • Simon Ha, Principal – Steinberg
  • Winston Chang, Principal – TCA Architects
  • Tania Van Herle, Managing Principal – Devereaux (Moderator)


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