James Corner Field Operations is known for Santa Monicas much-beloved Tongva Park as well as Manhattan's High Line, arguably the greatest and most popular public park of the millennium. The award-winning firm is also working on designs for San Franciscos Presidio Parklands, Seattles Central Waterfront, Miamis Lincoln Road, and Clevelands Public Square. For Pershing Square, James Corner is collaborating with LA-based architect Frederick Fisher & Partners. Additional team members include Buro Happold, Fehr & Peers, Horton Lees Brogden, HR&A Advisors, Gardiner and Theobald, Tomato, James Rojas, Dan Euser, Mark Pally, Bob Perry and John Greenlee.
Together the team represents the very best of international, national and local national expertise in creating one-of-a-kind, vibrant urban parks that resonate with both people and place.
The design approach for Pershing Square is to re-create the green garden oasisthat characterized the original square, providing generous social spaces for everyday strolling, relaxation and play, as well as for special events, markets, festivals, arts and performance. The aim is to create an iconic open space specific to Downtown Los Angeles, capturing both its historical significance as well as its future potential as an ever-evolving, cosmopolitan cultural center-piece – an iconic green platform for contemporary civic life.