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Chapman Court Team

Owner/Client – Matthew Neman, Elkwood Investments

Architect – Jonathan Watts, KFA Architecture

Historic Consultant – G. Peyton Hall, G. Peyton Hall

Historic Consultant – Laura Janssen, Historic Resources Group

Contractor – Michael Librush, MDM Builders Group

Civil Engineer – Sherry Bigonah, Kimley-Horn

Structural Engineer – Craig Chamberlain, Nishkian Chamerlain

Structural Engineer – Elizabeth Claassen, Nishkian Chamerlain

Electrical Engineer – Richard Ibrahim, Creative Engineering Group

Plumbing Engineer – Villamor Agcaoili, Creative Engineering Group

Mechanical Engeering – Irina Dmitryev, Creative Engineering Group

Entitlements / Land Use Consultants – Elizabeth Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson Group

Architect – Jonathan Watts, KFA Architecture

Entitlements / Land Use Consultants – Elizabeth Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson Group

Project Lead – Jonathan Watts, KFA Architecture

Chapman Court

The Chapman Court of Los Angeles is a winner for the 2022 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About the Chapman Court Project

Chapman Court is a rehabilitation and renovation of a 1929 mixed-use Spanish Colonial Revival style building into a modern hotspot with new ground-level retail and cafes and second-floor creative commercial offices while preserving its original historic character.
Chapman Court, formerly Chapman Park Studio, is located on the northwest corner of West 6th Street and South Alexandria Avenue at 3501 West 6th Street in the Wilshire Center neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles. It is a two- to three-story plus partial basement mixed-use building with a four-story square tower with clipped corners.

The building, originally constructed in 1928, is a unique example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with intricate Churrigueresque detailing, by a prominent Los Angeles architectural firm during the 1920s, Morgan, Walls & Clements. The iconic building, with its 34′ tower and 20′ high ceilings, flooded with natural light and skylights, was completely renovated, seismically rehabilitated, and transformed into a mix of restored spaces including four enlarged ground-floor retail spaces, and nine second-floor creative office spaces. The newly-restored Chapman Court remains a crowning jewel in the center of Koreatown.

Featured Image Courtesy Jim Simmons Photography