PRESS: DTLA Magazine, Music Business Worldwide, Curbed LA

AWARDS: LEED Gold, USGBC Sustainable Innovation Award

Rockefeller Kempel Architects (RKA) served as the Architect of Record for the Warner Music Group Headquarters project, located in the landmark Ford Factory building in Downtown LA. Working side by side with Rockwell Group, an interior design company out of New York, we were able to offer key insights into the historic fabric of the building. With extensive knowledge gained from completing the original Core and Shell of the Ford Factory in 2014, we became the local presence for the design team. Using design direction from Rockwell Group, thoughtful solutions were provided that met the original design intent while complying with local codes and regulations.

Our services also acted as the conduit between the designer and the General Contractor, Howard Building Corp. while providing solutions or clarifications when issues arose. Overall, leading the team during the construction phase of the project to ensure design integrity was carried out in every detail possible. RKA paid careful attention to preserve the architectural character and to find creative design solutions to highlight the beautiful and unique historic elements of the building. Through creative architectural solutions and historical restorations, the building achieved LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.