adjaye associates teams with studio one eleven to reimagine a downtown gateway site in los angeles with their ‘fourth & central’ development. presented by denver-based developer continuum partners, the 7.6-acre site at 4th street and central avenue will be transformed into a resilient, sustainable community that will provide a variety of housing options and jobs. the project will introduce to the california city over 1,500 residential units, creative office space, retail and restaurants, and a 68-room hotel. overall, the masterplan comprises ten distinct buildings, ranging in height from 2 to 42 stories. the spirit of the development is in line with plans to rejuvenate the city’s transit system, bringing it into the 21st century to better connect the neighborhoods of LA.


alan pullman, founding principal of studio one eleven notes:fourth & central’ provides an unmatched opportunity to leverage major transit improvements in a way that responsibly uplifts the community with increased housing and commercial opportunities. working with david adjaye and his team, we’ve designed an open, street-level plan that incrementally connects with the neighborhood, providing diverse buildings, a rich mix of uses, and abundant green space — all human-scaled and accessible.’

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adjaye associates will design two marquee buildings for ‘fourth & central’ while LA-based studio one eleven is responsible for the master plan and project architecture. while studio one eleven is well known in the city for its thoughtful approach to urban infill, the project will mark david adjaye’s first ground-up building in los angeles. the ‘fourth & central’ development is a partnership between continuum partners and LA cold storage, longtime owner of the site. LA cold storage president larry rauch has operated the site for nearly 50 years and is ready to see the area evolve. 


mark falcone, CEO and founder of continuum partners comments:we are very bullish about the future of los angeles, particularly downtown. our team is especially looking forward to being part of the massive transit infrastructure coming to DTLA, which will reshape the entire region over the next 20 years and help LA lead the nation towards a more equitable 21st century city.’

adjaye associates and studio one eleven to reshape downtown LA with 'fourth & central'



kevin murray, CEO of the weingart center comments on the ‘fourth & central’ proposal:we’re encouraged that community-minded developers like continuum partners are looking to invest in responsible development that creates living wage jobs and housing opportunities for a mixture of income levels in this part of the city. they’ve demonstrated a willingness to address the issues we face on the ground daily.’ the weingart center is a leading non-profit serving homeless individuals with the basic tools necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income, and find permanent housing.

adjaye associates fourth central



project info:


project title: fourth and central development

architecture: adjaye associates + studio one eleven

developer: continuum partners

partner: LA cold storage

location: los angeles, california

status: construction expected to begin in 2024