The PlazaThe Plaza creates spacescreates spaces for all. Terraces to see the city, an open space for meals, floor-to-ceiling windows to frame interior views, village greens for meeting friends and various comfortable seating options.
with you in mind...
Ground level café spaces that open onto lawns and picnic areas — accessible to the Farmer’s Market and neighborhood parks.
The Plaza hosts a 200-240 key union hotel as well as 107,000 sq ft of creative office space.
The Plaza will offer a 3,156 sq ft Dog Park where dogs large and small can play and roam.
12,000 sq ft of indoor space is dedicated to our Cultural Partner, as well as an outdoor amphitheater to enhance SM's footprint in the arts.
476 bike parking spaces, bike valet, generous public subterranean car parking, and ample EV charging stations.
The culture that surrounds Ice at Santa Monica will be continued every winter season, when the rink returns to the Plaza.
...and the environment
With rail services just ten minutes stroll away, the Plaza site was given a Walker's Paradise rating of 93 on walkscore.com, in addition to excellent transit and bikeability scores.
Transforming asphalt to 20,400 sq ft of public greenspace, the Plaza will be a climate-conscious habitat, an energy saver through its green roof, and a place to sit, relax and play in the shade of trees, which help improve the air quality.
The site includes a mobility hub with diverse transportation options and various short term rentals to maximize accessibility. Cycling programming including adult/child lessons will accompany a shop with space for repairs, as well as access to the 476 bike parking spaces.
Water design is top of mind both in mitigating storm water runoff, collecting rainwater for reuse, and landscaping with plants that thrive naturally in Santa Monica's unique climate.
With its multi-tiered interconnected green spaces, the project aims to reach a level of LEED platinum.
Led by Shohei Shigematsu, OMA New York are designers of the Quebec National Museum, The Faena Forum (Miami) and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple addition, among many others. OMA is an international practice founded by Rem Koolhaas, operating within the boundaries of architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis.
Laurie Olin founded this international landscape architecture and urban design firm who's been responsible for the J.Paul Getty Center and the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C.
VTBS Architects is a Santa Monica-based architecture and planning firm that uses local talent on projects like Granite Park Place, with projects ranging from affordable and market-rate luxury housing to mixed-use communities.
McKevitt Landscape Group
Based in Venice, CA, the McKevitt Landscape Group has been designing and planting gardens since 1980, emphasizing ecological awareness, sustainability, and the responsible stewardship of resources. Clients have included Catherine Conover Mellon, Hotel Bel Air, the artist Ed Moses, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, and Brandon Boyd.