Shawmut’s adaptive reuse of Soho Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles won gold in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards, recognized as the best redevelopment project. The awards event celebrated contractors who turn vision into reality, helping make Los Angeles a leader in commercial real estate. Read the award feature in Los Angeles Business Journal here and below.
Located in downtown LA’s Arts District on Santa Fe Avenue near 7th Street, the redeveloped Soho Warehouse re-imagines a six story 1916 concrete and brick structure that has housed a plumbing supply company, a paper straw manufacturer and, more recently, music rehearsal studios. Now a private club operated by Soho House, the 80,000 square foot building underwent a complete adaptive reuse featuring 48 guest rooms, a two-story gym, three restaurants, three bars, lounges, event spaces, an outdoor garden and rooftop pool. The building has had a complete systems upgrade, including a seismic retrofit. The interior design is a reflection of the building’s history, juxtaposing art deco and industrial elements with 1970’s style furniture and decor. Soho House commissioned the work of numerous LA-based artists, including Paul Davies, Blanda and Ethan Lipsitz, to fill the spaces with contemporary art. A mural by Shepard Fairey welcomes members at the alley side entry.