Playa Vista (Master Planned Development)
Playa Vista, now a key part of Silicon Beach, is a 500-acre urban infill mixed-use development in Los Angeles on the former site of Hughes Aircraft’s headquarters. The World War II-era Spruce Goose “flying boat” airplane was built here in a building that was preserved and redeveloped by Google. Playa Vista, currently nearing completion, will, at build out, include 5,800 residential units, 3-million square feet of commercial, a mixed-use retail center and numerous supporting elements including an LAUSD elementary school, two community centers, a public library, an outdoor live performance amphitheater, people and dog parks, and a 27-acre freshwater marsh.
ZC LEED certified projects
of all construction and demolition waste has been recycled since since the construction began in 1998.
- Residential Sustainable Design Guidelines
- Environmental Mitigation Monitoring
To date, ZC has certified 5 office buildings, the school, the fire station, one of the community centers, and a marketing center. All of the office buildings are LEED-CS Gold. The Resort community center and Playa Vista Elementary School are LEED-NC Platinum.
- The 27-acre freshwater marsh and riparian corridor met their 5-year performance requirement for the number of returning bird species in 1 year.
- Municipally-supplied recycled water is utilized for all landscaping and for nonpotable uses in commercial buildings.
- ZC has provided a full suite of sustainability/green building and mitigation monitoring services since 1996.
Precedent setting Residential Sustainability Guidelines, developed by a consulting team lead by ZC, were released in 1998. LEED 1.0 was being piloted.
2016 Westside Urban Forum Design Awards - The Resort at Playa Vista
2018 Focused Planning Issue Award, American Planning Association Los Angeles Chapter - Playa Vista Residential Sustainability Guidelines
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