7 Aug

Children Today Coming to Long Beach this September

After 5 months of construction we are proud to announce that Studio One Eleven’s architectural design for Children Today is beginning to come to life.

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Rendering of the Children Today Facility

Eco House is a state of the art, environmentally friendly daycare facility that provides education and fosters early children development services for homeless and abused children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in Long Beach.

Once completed, staff and children from the two existing leased facilities, which were not designed with the needs of the children in mind, will be transferred to the new, permanent, LEED Gold facility. Our Studio programmed thoughtful and sustainable design elements throughout the facility, encouraging play and active lifestyles both indoor and out.

Rendering of the outdoor play and picnic areas

Located at Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street in Long Beach, the facility is designed to provide children, whose lives are impacted by trauma, with a space that promotes safety, stability and growth. For more information on Children Today check out their website here.

The Children Today facility is scheduled to open September 2015.

29 Jul

Downtown L.A.’s The Bloc Featured in Mark Magazine


Mark magazine is a platform for the practice and perception of architecture at the dawn of the third millennium. Since its launch in 2005, the magazine has proven to be a timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people. Mark has a radically international perspective, shining its spotlight on starchitects and new talent alike. The magazine explores the boundaries of architecture and anticipates the industry’s future- featuring downtown L.A.’s The Bloc.”  Read the full story here.


15 Jul

Urban Land Institute Tours The Roost

Approximately thirty people from The Orange County/Inland Empire Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders Group visited The Roost to get a firsthand look at the recently completed adaptive re-use development. Comprised of three existing distinct buildings, and the addition of three re-purposed shipping containers to increase the leasable area, The Roost has already made a huge impact on the City of Santa Ana.

ULI Members as they toured The Roost

ULI members were extremely impressed with The Roost and said it was, “the hippest low-key project in Orange County,” and that the tour was, “the grooviest ULI event of the year!”

The tour coincided with the opening of Scoops Ice Cream, the first tenant to open in the fully leased development. Thanks to an announcement in OC Weekly and via social media, Scoops was packed with ice cream devotees the very moment the doors opened. Along with Scoops, future tenants to open include a food and beer garden, yoga studio, and a maker’s shop.

Scoops during their soft opening. They sold out of every flavor!

The developer Davin Gumm, architect Michael Bohn, and contractor Luis Soto, led the tour and spoke about the projects opportunities, such as the strong community presence, the eclectic mix of existing buildings already on the site, and the location being near the Station Transit Oriented District, which reduces parking requirements.

(Left) Phil Bacerra, Planning Commissioner of Santa Ana, (Middle) Michael Bohn, Architect, (Right) Davin Gumm, Developer

The mission of the ULI Young Leaders Group cultivates and engages ULI members under the age of 35, who are the next generation of leaders, to innovate and collaborate in an effort to improve the future of responsible land use. The adaptive re-use project is scheduled to fully open late 2015 — stay tuned for more project updates and for the grand reveal of The Roost.

15 Jul

Not Just Retail, It’s a Whole New Bloc


The Bloc, a unique mixed-use project designed as a destination for business people, shoppers and downtown residents, was featured in a six page spread in Urban Land Magazine.  In place of the homogeneous, inward-facing structure of the former Macy’s Plaza, The Bloc opens up to city street life with an eclectic mix of forms and uses that represents the diversity of today’s downtown Los Angeles. Featured are vibrant outdoor promenades, terraces, and plazas animated by landscape, water features and programmed events.

“This is Southern California’s largest single-asset, mixed-use development- it is considered a single asset because the retail center, office building, and hotel are all owned by one developer/owner and are three components of one large mixed-use project- and it provides a core focus for the downtown community and region.” (Patricia Kirk, Writer).

Read the full story below: “Not Just Retail, It’s a Whole New Bloc”


30 Jun

Meet the Tenants of The Roost

As The Roost in Santa Ana wraps up the final stages of construction, we are excited to announce that the owner, Core Holding LLC, has officially leased 100% of the property. The Roost has a diverse roster of tenants including Scoops Ice Cream Shop, Inner Space Yoga, The Build Shop, American Gastropub Knife & Glass and residential tenants.

“The Roost is about to hatch, the residents are nesting, the shops are incubating and Scoops Ice Cream is breaking thru its shell,” said The Roost property owner, Davin Gumm. “We’re now 100% leased and couldn’t be more proud of the community we’ve created.”

Scoops Ice Cream, based in L.A., is known for giving guests a unique ice cream experience with more than 700 flavors. Flavors include Salty Vanilla Jim Beam, Burnt Sugar, Lavender Goat Cheese Honey, Mascarpone Caramel Pistachio and Guinness Tiramisu.  Scoops Ice Cream will officially open on July 9th.

Inner Space Yoga is a community wellness center for the mind, body and spirit. Featuring classes for all walks of life; from kids to people with disabilities, from beginners to advanced and everybody in between, Inner Space has classes for all levels and needs. Inner Space Yoga was founded in 2015 by Marta Gumm who has been teaching the disciplines of breathing, mindfulness and meditation to her students in the O.C. area thru workshops, private & semi-private classes, neighborhood studios, corporate retreats and local nonprofit organizations.Now, with her own brick and mortar location, she’s ready to welcome the community to explore the benefits of yoga!

The Build Shop , LA’s First DIY (Do It Yourself) 3D print and laser cutting shop, is going to be making its mark in Santa Ana as they make their debut at The Roost.  The Build Shop is a place where creative individuals can meet, dream and build just about anything that they could imagine.

The owner of The Build Shop said, “We are your friendly neighborhood hacker space, the fab lab around the corner, your local 3D print shop and tech hub, your private design firm, your personal factory, and your friends in the next tech revolution.”

Knife and glass

The final tenant will be American Gastropub Knife & Glass, an urban beer garden and restaurant, run by the owners of Hidden House Coffee Roasters, Craig and Ben Briggs, which will also be located just a block away. The first of its kind in Santa Ana, Knife & Glass will run out of three re-purposed cargo containers, creating a hip, modern and vibrant environment for the guests of the beer garden. The location will feature 13 beer taps, wine and a rotating menu, incorporating food truck style foods, to tie in with the unique shipping container design.

Studio One Eleven, together with Core Holdings LLC, are proud to welcome each unique tenant to The Roost and to further establish a strong local identity in the emerging station district. We are excited to see all that The Roost will bring to the community of Santa Ana. Stay tuned for more information as we prepare for the Grand Opening within the next few months.

15 Jun

Our Studio Scales the Face of the Sheraton in Downtown L.A.

Our Senior Principal, Alan Pullman and Project Director, Marcus Luciani, faced their fears last Thursday, when they rappelled down 24 stories at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown L.A.

AP-ML Rappelling

The event was put on by Shatterproof, a national organization that helps protect children, teens, adults and families from drug and alcohol addictions. The funds raised in efforts of this event are being used to help end the stigma, educate the public and advocate for change. Together, Shatterproof works to reduce the devastating impact of addiction on families across the United States.

It was an exhilarating day for our team and we are very proud of Alan and Marcus for participating in such a courageous act. We are glad to have supported our client, The Bloc and to have helped raise money for the Shatterproof movement.

To donate toward our team and Shatterproof please visit-http://ow.ly/OfH2K.