Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Profile of Brooks + Scarpa Architects, headquartered in United States. Seventeen projects submitted by Brooks + Scarpa Architects have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).

[L-R]
Lawrence Scarpa and
Angela Brooks (Brooks + Scarpa Architects)
[L-R] Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks – © Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Principals

  • Lawrence Scarpa
  • Angela Brooks

Brief description

Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa) has received over fifty-five major design awards including 16 national AIA Honor Awards, 2005 Record Houses, 2003 Record Interiors, 2003 Rudy Bruner Prize, 2003 AIA COTE “Top Ten Green Building” Award and is a finalist for the World Habitat Award, one of ten firms selected worldwide. In 2004 The Architectural League of New York selected the firm as an “Emerging Voice” in architecture. Their work is currently exhibited at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Their work has been Featured in NEWSWEEK and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2009 Interior Design Magazine honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, Brooks + Scarpa was awarded the National and State of California Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Published projects

Green Dot Animo Leadership High School by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Green Dot Animo Leadership High School by Brooks + Scarpa Architects This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the...
Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects + HMC Architects
Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects + HMC Architects Inspired by the interweaving of a grand natural arch embedded with a memory of the scales of Lady Justice who represents the allegorical personification of the...
Reator Films by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Reator Films by Brooks + Scarpa Architects The remodeling of an existing 7,000 sf 1930’s Art deco Masonry Building Art Gallery into office and work space. The project revolves around a centrally...
Colorado Court by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Colorado Court by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Colorado Court is one of the first buildings of its type in the United States that is 100% energy independent. Colorado Court distinguishes itself from most...
Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park by Brooks + Scarpa Architects The Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park will provide a much needed year-round facility for displaying art the Park as it continues to broaden...
Vasquez Rocks Nature and Interpretive Center by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Vasquez Rocks Nature and Interpretive Center by Brooks + Scarpa Architects The Vasquez Rocks Nature and Interpretive Center is a vital gateway to a unique asset in the Los Angeles County Parks system. The high-desert site is one of...
Yin-Yang House by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Yin-Yang House by Brooks + Scarpa Architects The Yin-Yang House is a net-zero energy single-family home in a quiet Venice, CA neighborhood. The design objective was to create a space for a large and...
Centro de Desarrollo de Ventajas Competitivas by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Centro de Desarrollo de Ventajas Competitivas by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Site: A 100 000 square foot vacant parcel located within a new Research and Technology Innovation Park developed by the Mexican government. The site is also...
Rosa Gardens by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Rosa Gardens by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 2 and 3-bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family...
Kimball Art Center by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Kimball Art Center by Brooks + Scarpa Architects A 22,000 square foot addition to the existing 12,000 square foot 1929 historic Kimball Art Center located in the heart of downtown Park City at the corner of...
Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh by Brooks + Scarpa Architects + Clearscapes
Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh by Brooks + Scarpa Architects + Clearscapes Located in Raleigh’s Historic Depot District, this historic 1910 two-story brick structure has emerged into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s...
Redelco Residence by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Redelco Residence by Brooks + Scarpa Architects In early 1994, the architects began work on the project and while in construction (demolition, grading and foundations) the owner, due to circumstances beyond...
Step Up on Fifth by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Step Up on Fifth by Brooks + Scarpa Architects 5-story building over subterranean parking garage. Ground floor consists of a residential lobby, computer room and parking. Units are organized on the...
Solar Umbrella Residence by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Solar Umbrella Residence by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next...
Santa Monica Municipal Parking by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Santa Monica Municipal Parking by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Brooks + Scarpa was commissioned to design improvements to eight parking garages surrounding the popular 3rd Street Promenade of Santa Monica. The improvements...
Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Located in a neighborhood characterized by traditional bungalow style single-family residences, Orange Grove is a new landmark for the City of West Hollywood...
Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts by Brooks + Scarpa Architects Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist...

Key projects

  • Solar Umbrella House, Venice, California
  • Colorado Court, Santa Monica, California
  • CAM Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aaronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Siquieros Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Mill Center for the Arts, Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • XAP Corporation, Culver City, California
  • Make it Right Affordable Housing for Brad Pitt, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Green Dot Charter High School, Lennox, California
  • Jennifer Lopez Studio, Westwood, CA
  • Danny DiVito Jersey Films, Century City, CA

Industry affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • United States Green Building Council

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