Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

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LGBTQIA+ owned

Los Angeles, CA | Los Angeles


Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo is a mixed-use affordable high-rise housing development for the MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, area. Centered around two sky-court atrium gardens -- a series of non-profits are intermixed among several floors of fixed-rate,
market-rate, and live-work housing. With its inclusive multi-income, multi-cultural, and multi-generational sky court neighborhoods -- families desiring 2-3 bedroom units cluster together on each floor. A feature stair in each of the sky courts connects floor groupings into larger neighborhood clusters. The shaped parapet rooftop terrace provides for an additional community garden for all. With every housing unit having large corner balconies, there are ample private indoor/
outdoor living spaces as well. Additionally, all hallways are single-loaded and open to light, air, and cross-ventilation.

Live-work unit options are available to support local start-up business opportunities. Not-for-profit social service spaces are set alongside interior courtyards that can be opened up into flexible multi-purpose spaces for larger community events. Pink Flamingo’s design recalls several local Latin and Hispanic pink buildings in the neighborhood with playful circles, squares, semi-circles, and fillet corners creating a lyrical icon echoing heritage designs for the local community.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Project Team: Principal Architect and Designer: Stephen Phillips, FAIA; Stephen
Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)
Design Team: Trevor Allen, Ismael Soto, Alex Fu, Pei Ju Wu,
Estefani Aguilar, Joyce Ooi, Ryan Tran, Edwin Liu, Meihui Zhang;
Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)
Structural Engineer: Fabio Zangoli, Labib Funk + Associates
Building Technology: Pavel Getov, Studio Antares