The Ford Factory

The Ford Factory is the historic adaptive reuse of a 250,000 1914 Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant in Los Angeles’ downtown Arts District into creative office space. Upon completion, the project was fully leased by Warner Records. LEED-CS Gold.




Shorenstein Company established a LEED Gold requirement, which was met. Rockefeller Partners was the project architect. The LEED strategy built upon the credits earned because of the project’s urban location and code requirements, as well as the reuse of an existing building, and added water and energy efficiency, enhanced commissioning, tenant submetering and other key elements.


Perfect sound stage

The Ford Factory consists of three buildings built end-to-end. The windowless “CMU (concrete masonry unit) building” will make a perfect sound stage for Water Records.


Arts District

The Ford Factory is Los Angeles’ Arts District, a rapidly redeveloping area near the Los Angeles river. The project’s success accelerated construction in the immediate neighborhood.

Key Green Strategies

Key green building/LEED strategies were incorporated into the project’s tenant design and construction manual, and must therefore be incorporated into tenant improvements. This ensures the “completion” of all green features.


Checking Out the Arts District's Ford Factory
Warner Music leaving Burbank, Westside for downtown L.A.'s Arts District

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