ADA Studio continuing education seminar II


Principal Harry Drake, AIA, CASp, will provides a continuing education seminar on requisite education for architectural license renewal, focusing on ADA updates, but also on recurring oversights in comprehensive universal design for accommodating disabilities of all kinds.

Westside YMCA Receives DSA Approval, to Begin Construction



Gonzalez Goodale Architects is thrilled to announce that the Westside Collins & Katz Family YMCA has received full plan check approval from the Division of the State Architect (DSA).   The tremendous effort set forth by architectural staff to shepherd this unprecedented project through the complex DSA approval process not only means that construction can commence on schedule but ensures funding from foundations and donors who have pledged to support this project and the YMCA's overall mission to 'enrich the spirit, mind and body of all members of our community.'

When completed, the facility will provide 70,000sf of athletic space including a rooftop running track, pool, and joint-use gym and locker rooms to be shared with the neighboring Los Angeles Unified School District University High School.  Along with Oltmans Construction, we are eagerly preparing for ground breaking very soon.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects to Rehabilitate Health Service Facilities for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works


In line with of one of our core values - empathy in the enhancement of public life - Gonzalez Goodale Architects has begun work on rehabilitations of two important health services facilities for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

The first project, a large tenant improvement of a 30,000sf downtown service center for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, includes interior design, selection of furniture and equipment, and environmental upgrades pursuant with the Department's goals of Hope, Wellness, and Recovery.

The second project involves the renovation and adaptive re-use of the Intern and Residence Building at Martin Luther King Community Hospital in Compton.  Needed as space for a new Recuperative Care Center for indigent and homeless clients, the first two floors of the currently under-used dormitory building will undergo a multi-phased renovation and refreshing of living and office spaces.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects Completes Supportive Housing Development at Day Street

Gonzalez Goodale Architects celebrates the announcement of the completion on the Day Street Apartments. Developed with LA Family Housing, Day Street will provide a 30,500 sf LEED for Homes facility with 47 efficiency units of permanent supportive housing and services for previously homeless and disabled residents. Situated on a residential cul-de-sac in Tujunga's Foothill Boulevard corridor, the building and site designs respond to the surrounding Craftsman context while fulfilling the need for a secure courtyard environment for its residents.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects to Design New Municipal Operations Facilities for the City of Newport Beach

Gonzalez Goodale Architects is happy to announce award to master plan, consolidate, and design new facilities for the City of Newport Beach's new Municipal Operations Corporation Yard.  The Department currently manages yards for both the General Services and Utilities Departments which it wishes to merge onto their Corporation Yard leaving space for a possible future Police Station.  We will work with the City and Department to create a smaller and smarter maintenance facility that can provide essential services and manage contract services in an open and collaborative environment.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects Selected Again for Los Angeles Community College District On-Call Services

Gonzalez Goodale Architects proudly announces its award for inclusion in the Design Services Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the Los Angeles Community College District and their Build-LACCD program.  As one of only a handful chosen from a field of nearly fifty firms, we  will continue to provide the District with on-call architectural and engineering services related to the expansion, renovation, and management of their college campuses and satellites spread throughout thirty-six cities in the Los Angeles area and serving over 100,000 students.

Unsung Figures (Perret? Wittgenstein? Bella Tarr?)

Part of an ongoing studio image-share series, in which studio members share images and impressions, often revealing as much of themselves to their colleagues as the content they are sharing.  In this case, the subject is Unsung Figures (architects or not, historical or contemporary), whose work deserves a wider celebration.

Gonzalez Goodale awarded new K-8 school project

Gonzalez Goodale Architects is proud to announce an award to design and build a K-8 school campus for Somis Union School District in Ventura County.  The new campus will replace the current nearby school which has served as a central community meeting place for over 100 years.   Along with Ventura based Main Street Architects + Planners, Gonzalez Goodale expects to engage the predominantly agricultural community to integrate a ?Farm to School? curriculum into the new facilities. In addition to a 21st Century learning environment, the proposed design will give students access to outdoor learning areas, gardens, and instructional kitchens which will serve the food grown on campus. To continue the tradition of community involvement, a multi-purpose 'grange hall' has been proposed to serve as a new hub and resource for the District as it continues into its second century.

ADA Studio continuing education seminar I

Principal Harry Drake, AIA, CASp, will provides a continuing education seminar on requisite education for architectural license renewal, focusing on ADA updates, but also on recurring oversights in comprehensive universal design for accommodating disabilities of all kinds.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects design to be featured in upcoming exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects was invited to participate in an upcoming exhibit for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC titled Designing for Disaster.Designing for Disaster focuses on efforts to prepare for, prevent, and reduce the impact of natural disasters before they occur.

To be featured in the exhibit is the new 32,000 square foot operations building designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects, in conjunction with Brandow & Johnston Structural Engineers, for the City of Pasadena?s Department of  Water & Power.   The LEED Gold Certified facility provides executive offices and a testing laboratory for the Department as well as a 3,400 square foot emergency operations center for the City.

Prominently displayed on the facility and of particular relevance to this exhibit are the structurally engineered and sustainable design elements which will ensure the buildings ability to serve its community through the 21st century.

The exhibit will open May 11th. Click here for more information.


Quality Assurance Seminar

Architecture is not a product.  There are a myriad of dynamic natural and social forces in the making of a bespoke building, any one of which can bend an original intention astray.   Even with full mastery, our work remains contingent.  We reduce that contingency through observing, sharing, and forming active feedback loops  between design, intermediary agencies, and construction - with all of us learning from the outcomes of each of our awakenings, both rude and sweet.

Calabasas Senior Center Commission

The City of Calabasas City Council unanimously awarded the design of the Calabasas Senior Center to the Design/Build team of Pankow Builders and Gonzalez Goodale Architect, following a successful competitive interview process with Councilmembers, staff, and the City's 'Savvy Seniors'.  The Senior Center will be sited within the Calabasas Civic Center whose master plan was designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects, and whose City Hall and Library were implemented by Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects awarded on-call contract with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

Gonzalez Goodale Architects was recently chosen by City of Los Angeles Public Works as one of eighteen firms to be awarded a contract providing On-Call Architectural services for the Bureau of Engineering. This is Gonzalez Goodale's second time being awarded this five-year contract for which work includes the current design of a new LADOT CNG Bus Maintenance Facility in downtown Los Angeles. Public Works is the City's third largest Department with a staff of more the 5,800 employees responsible for the construction, renovation, and operation of the City's facilities and infrastructure.