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June 08, 2017

BAR Expands into Southern California with Opening of Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles, CA — Following the firm’s 50th anniversary year, Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO, has announced the opening of BAR Architects’ Los Angeles office, located in the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. 7th Street. The new Los Angeles office will support the firm’s continued presence in Southern California, with day-to-day support for clients, partners and projects in the Los Angeles area. “Proximity to our Southern California clients and partners, and the architectural diversity of the area, have always made Los Angeles the logical next step for our firm,” said Chris Haegglund. “BAR operates across a variety of market sectors throughout California. The Los Angeles office increases our access to a broad geographic base, and provides the local day-to-day support we need to meet the demand we’ve seen from Southern California. This is a decision we’ve anticipated for a long time, and we look forward to blending the culture of BAR Architects with the vibrancy and diversity of Los Angeles.”

Recent Los Angeles area designs by BAR Architects include The Current, a mixed-use, 16-story certified LEED Gold residential high rise in Long Beach for Anderson Pacific, LLC/Ledcor Properties, Inc./Qualico Developments, Inc.; the award-winning Film Archive and Preservation Center for the Packard Humanities Institute in Santa Clarita; and Newport Village, a mixed-use waterfront community in Newport Beach for Mx3Ventures, LLC.

Founded in San Francisco in 1966, the award-winning BAR Architects holds a distinguished history of designing beautiful places to live, learn and play throughout the Bay Area and beyond. With demonstrated expertise in the design and planning of commissions throughout the US and internationally, BAR’s housing projects include multifamily, TOD, affordable and market-rate housing, as well as several award-winning luxury senior residential communities and custom homes. A diverse hospitality portfolio includes projects such as George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, Robert Mondavi Winery remodel and expansion, and Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute; educational projects such as UCLA’s Graduate Student Housing; and institutional projects such as the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Mixed-use centers include San Jose’s Santana Row, as well as numerous commercial developments including Spectrum Center and Crystal Cove, flagships and prototypes for Ralph Lauren, Polo and Pottery Barn.

Senior Associate Zach Prowda, LEED AP BD+C, will lead the Los Angeles office as Director of BAR Los Angeles. Relocated from our San Francisco office, Zach brings proven expertise and leadership capabilities working collaboratively with both clients and consultants, and is currently involved with projects in and around the Los Angeles area.

For more information about BAR Los Angeles, contact Zach Prowda at:

BAR Architects
811 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
P: 213.349.0163