Barranca Studios

LOS ANGELES, CA

Barranca Studios is a mixed-use artist-in-residence community located in the Urban Village and Innovation Zones of the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan area of Lincoln Heights. Designed to anchor a developing pedestrian and transit-oriented neighborhood at a gateway to the LA River, the project consists of 140,000 sf of live and work spaces on an acre site.

The complex is configured of mid-rise structures arranged around a central open space, which, along with rooftop gardens, broad exterior corridors, provide ample opportunity for outdoor living and informal gathering. The building’s steel armature allows for reconfigurable units that adapt to diverse needs and incomes. Additionally, the lower floors accommodate eateries, workshops and pop-up venues to engage the broader neighborhood.

The Owner has, for two decades, provided studios to artists in low-rise buildings on the property. The development aims to meet the needs of the changing neighborhood while preserving an existing vibrant creative and work-force community.