Achieving a Living Building: Santa Monica City Hall East

Architects Frederick Fisher and Partners (FF&P), alongside Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company and Buro Happold, designed and built Santa Monica City Hall East, the largest building of its type to qualify for Living Building Challenge certification – the most stringent green building standard in the world. In this film, SCI-Arc Channel speaks with the lead project architects Frederick Fisher (Founding Partner at FF&P), Joe Coriaty (Managing Partner at FF&P), Marisa Kurtzman (Partner at FF&P), and Matt Kelley (Partner at FF&P) to discover the myriad ways in which the project addresses sustainability, resiliency, community and wellness. With a 100 year projected lifespan, City Hall East is a crucial demonstration project of how one city advocates for civic transparency alongside the needs of a changing future.

Crew Credits –

Creator and Executive Producer – Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers – Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Segment Producer – Tanita Enderes
Director – Reza Monahan
Director of Photography – Sean Morris
B Camera – Armeen Monahan
C Camera – John Kiefer
Swing Tech – Attilio Bonelli
Sound Engineer – Chris Trueman

Story Producer – Caroline Post
Editors – Mariana Curti/Reza Monahan

Photographs Provided by ©Undine Pröhl, courtesy of Frederick Fisher and Partners

Additional Images and Diagrams Courtesy of Frederick Fisher and Partners

©2022 SCI-Arc Channel



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