David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

AK Hotel

ak hotel + venice place

The AK and Venice Place is a proposed adaptive reuse, mixed use development that contextually responds to the history of Abbot Kinney while accommodating the boulevard’s increasing importance as a local destination. The design promotes a hybrid strategy for respecting the neighborhood fabric and community stakeholders: certain existing structures will be preserved maintain the look and feel of Abbot Kinney, and new construction weaves those buildings together with massing and materiality that reflects the character of the street.

Reflecting the area’s historic “walk streets,” multiple pedestrian pathways carve through the complex of buildings. The entire development is designed to be an example of sustainable, humanist urbanism. New amenities include a boutique hotel, expanded courtyard, pocket park spa, eateries, shops, creative office space, residential units, and a subterranean robotic parking garage.

Project Details

Project Team: Ed Millán, Yatto Suzuki, David Hertz
Phase: entitlements
Location: Venice, CA
Typology: mixed-use
Program: 78 hotel rooms, 4 hotel apartments, hotel restaurant, hotel pool, retail, office, community bike center, community garden, rooftop chefs garden, spa, valeted motor court, subterranean automated parking
Partners: REthink Development
Illustrations: Shimahara
Project Website: The Venice Place Project