Sunset Triangle Plaza wins Westside Urban Forum Award

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2012—Rios Clementi Hale Studios has won a 2012 Westside Urban Forum Design Award in the Public/Open Space category for the design of the Sunset Triangle Plaza in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The Sunset Triangle Plaza is the prototype for a series of public plazas that Streets for People (S4P)—an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health—hopes to open in Los Angeles during the next few years. Rios Clementi Hale Studios designed the prototype—which opened on March 4, 2012, for a one-year trial run—to be easily replicated by community members.

The Westside Urban Forum Design Awards recognize Los Angeles-based projects, programs, policies, and academic studies that demonstrate excellence in city making and community building—work that addresses the issues of planning for and building a livable future. Winning projects are chosen by a jury of leading architects, engineers, and industry experts.

To create Sunset Triangle Plaza, Rios Clementi Hale Studios contributed its time and talents to transform an underutilized public right of way into a safe, pleasant, and vibrant public space for pedestrians and cyclists alike. The 11,000-square-foot plaza on Sunset and Griffith Park Boulevards provides a safe place for the area’s residents and visitors to gather, relax, and enjoy.

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Press

American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter

The grand opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza at Griffith Park and Sunset Boulevards!

February 20, 2012 by the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter

The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter

Streets for People (s4p) announces the opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza

February 22, 2012 by The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter

Apartment Therapy

Experimental Pedestrian Plaza in Silverlake Neighborhood

February 22, 2012 by Michelle Chin

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Sunset Triangle Plaza Bike Corral

March 1, 2012 by JoJo Pewsawang

World Landscape ArchitectSunset Triangle Plaza opens in Los Angeles on March 4“March 2, 2012 by Damian HolmesCurbed Los Angeles

Check Out Sunset Triangle Plaza, LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza

March 5, 2012 by Adrian Glick Kudler

UrbDeZine Los AngelesSunset Triangle Plaza Now Open“March 9, 2012 by Matthew Young

Los Angeles Times

Silver Lake gets an unusual new park space

March 11, 2012 by Ari Bloomekatz

Urban TimesA New Public Plaza for Silver Lake and Los Angeles“March 12, 2012 by Joel EpsteinArchitects Newspaper Blog

LA Kicks Cars to the Curb, Opens First Pedestrian Plaza

March 14, 2012 by Branden Klayko

Inhabitat

Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

March 20, 2012 by Bridgette Meinhold

Treehugger

LA Looks To NYC For Its First Pedestrian Plaza

April 25, 2012 by Bonnie Hulkower

Streetsblog Los Angeles
Your Coverage of the Sunset Triangle Plaza Opening

March 5, 2012 by Damien Newton