Circa (1200 South Figueroa)

Los Angeles, California

Circa is an outstanding blend of state-of-the-art engineering and attractive architecture.

Located across from the Staples Center, Circa will consist of two 35-story, elliptical residential towers over an eight-story retail/parking podium, with two subterranean parking levels. The total height is 420' for each tower.

The podium, which connects the two towers, will be decorated with large-scale electronic displays and integrated facade lighting to illuminate the urban landscape. The project will include an amenity level with a large deck, pool, gym and test kitchen.

The structure is being constructed of cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floor slabs to minimize internal columns for maximum openness.

A key project objective was to move quickly. CKC designed a unique seismic system that streamlined permitting - the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety completed their review of foundations, substructure, and structural core just ten months after CKC started work. Construction started Spring 2015 and is expected to finish in 2017.