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.