Together we will ensure the resiliency of the neighborhood, positively enhance the cultural history of the community, and create new living and working opportunities for a diverse demographic of Angelenos.

Continuum Partners, LLC

Aerial view of the Union Station Neighborhood in downtown, Denver.

Continuum Partners is a progressive development firm specializing in building urban mixed-use developments that create successful pedestrian environments and integrate effectively with the surrounding urban fabric.

The company was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1997 with a deliberate mission: “To create and enhance the human habitat according to the best practices of community design and ecological sustainability.” Continuum’s focus is on urban, mixed-use, mixed-income, large-scale projects that are respectful of their physical and historical context, create an authentic and enduring sense of place, and develop and activate their environment.

Continuum Partners recognizes that the history, culture, climate, and unique character of a community is critical to durable placemaking. Communities must serve the needs of all people, based on the fundamentals of a thriving neighborhood—access to jobs, housing, education, and recreation. Past Continuum Partners projects have made cultural institutions and community-serving organizations the centerpiece of their proposals.

As master developer for Denver Union Station, Continuum conceived the master plan and financing plan for the development of the $500 million multi-modal transportation hub, created nearly 10 acres of new public space in the heart of downtown Denver, and spurred the creation of a thriving new neighborhood of more than 4 million square feet of mixed-use development. In addition to other work in Denver and Boulder, Continuum was recently selected by the city of Portland, Oregon as the preferred development partner to lead the development of the 32-acre Broadway Corridor site and will open Produce LA, a 116,000-square-foot creative office building in the heart of the L.A. Arts District, early in 2021.

Larry Rauch of LA Cold Storage

The large, white LA Cold Storage warehouse on the NE corner of 4th and Central on a sunny day.

Larry Rauch is president of Los Angeles Cold Storage Co. which has been owned by the Rauch and Glesby families for over 50 years, while providing public frozen food warehouse services since 1895. With over 125 years of modern innovative temperature controlled warehouse service, there are three locations in the center of Los Angeles and all located within 30 minutes of the two largest ports in America. In addition to formerly serving as Chairman of the Board of The Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Family Service, Rauch has long been involved with the Central City East Association and the National Fisheries Institute. He is currently involved with, and previously was Chairman of the LA Downtown Industrial District BID, the World Food Logistics Organization and the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.

Studio One Eleven

People walking around and shopping at Studio One Eleven's Bay Street Project in Downtown Los Angeles.

At Studio One Eleven we are passionate about using design to create better outcomes for the communities we serve. We believe that architects and planners play a crucial role in the making of cities and that we have a responsibility to craft our built environment in ways that support our current and future collective well-being. We find ways to make cities more environmentally responsible, resilient, prosperous, and joyful while addressing livability and equity for all residents. That is why our work strives to go beyond a project brief and seeks to improve the social, environmental, and economic realms it affects. We are committed to meeting our clients’ goals while working to define success in a broader framework, addressing what this means not just for our clients, but also the community and its stakeholders. No singular typology guides our work. Instead, we focus on urban interventions which improve livability—adapting a compact city agenda to each project’s context. From community planning to streetscape improvements, mixed-use infill developments to small and impactful urban interventions, we work at a variety of scales to provide a variety of services. Notable projects include The Orange County Great Park, The Bloc, Steelcraft Bellflower, and Santa Ana Arts Collective.

Adjaye Associates

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture located in Washington DC, USA at night time.

Since establishing Adjaye Associates in 2000, Sir David Adjaye OBE has crafted a global team that is multicultural and stimulated by the broadest possible cultural discourse. The practice has studios in Accra, London, and New York and completed work in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

Adjaye Associates’ highest-profile commission to date is the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016 on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Continuum Partners worked with Adjaye Associates to create a new building for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the firm’s first public commission in the US. The building, through the use of light, scale, measurement and material, makes a significant contribution to the social space and urban landscape.

Other selected completed works include: Ruby City, a new contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas; 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Public Member Spaces in Manhattan, New York; the Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria; the Sugar Hill Mixed-Use Development and Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem, New York; the Aishti Foundation mixed-use development in Beirut, Lebanon; two neighborhood libraries in Washington, DC; the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in Russia; the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, and the Idea Stores, two pioneering community libraries in London’s Tower Hamlets.