925 La Brea

Hollywood, CA

Hollywood, CA

Completed 2017


925 N La Brea is a six-story mixed-use urban infill development in the Hollywood Media District, and is one of several projects north of Willoughby referred to as “the La Brea Gateway.” In proximity to local transit lines, these projects promote “people-scaled,” walkable communities and promise to encourage the revitalization of the motion picture industry in the district.

With a total building height of 80 feet on six stories, the project features nearly 50,000 square feet of creative office space on its upper three floors. A slight increase in FAR allows for larger floor plates to cater to the collaborative office environment needed by the Hollywood creative community. The structure’s three bottom floors are devoted to 15,000 square feet of street-fronting commercial space with 15-foot ceilings and a 175-car parking garage, exceeding city requirements by more than 13%. On the fourth floor podium over the parking, a 4,800 square foot outdoor terrace landscaped with drought tolerant plantings provide occupants with outdoor amenities.

Vertical architectural louvers along the street-side façade screen the parking levels and emphasize the vertical elements of the complex. The careful orchestration of stacked, slender concrete slabs in-filled with alternating clear and colored glazing provides access to 360-degree panoramic views of the city from glass balconies on the perimeter.

The project’s clean modern architectural detailing presents a timeless canvas that invites branding by a creative tenant and retail amenities, contributing to the revitalization of the La Brea corridor.

Project Information

Partners In Charge:
Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP
Robin Donaldson, AIA

Principals In Charge:
Mark Hershman

Project Architects:
Tom Johnson, AIA, LEED AP

Project Team:
Jay Fukuzawa

Benny Chan

Project Articles/Press

SD is led by partners Russell Shubin, Robin Donaldson and Mark Hershman.

With offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, California, projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.


Design Approach

ShubinDonaldson provides innovative environments for strategic, design savvy clients.

Projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.