Creative Space, Santa Fe Firehouse Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
A late 1920s fire station reemerges as a modern boutique hotel
The Engine Co. No. 17 Building was built in 1928 to serve the Downtown LA area now known as the Arts District. The two-story building is located on Seventh Street and Santa Fe Avenue and ended its time as a Los Angeles Fire station in 1980. But the 8,800 SF pre-war structure is set to be given a new lease on life as a boutique hotel with retail and restaurant space. This unique space will have 10 guest rooms and offer visitors a beautiful space to rest and dine while they explore a resurgent Arts District.
Our team was brought on to provide MEP design services for the conversion. The existing site is comprised of two buildings. The first is a two-story abandoned firehouse. The second is a small single-story building located behind the firehouse that is also abandoned. The two-story building will be converted into the 10-room boutique hotel consisting of 9 units on the 2nd floor and 1 unit on the ground floor. Retail space, commercial kitchen, bar, restrooms and a dining room are included in the programming. The one-story building in the back will house storage and laundry services. We’re also designing outdoor improvements that include lighting receptacles and gas heaters.