Howard Laks Architects

2001 Main Street

Santa Monica, California

2001 Main Street is a proposed adaptive reuse project preserving a designated historical landmark while introducing 14 residential units to the site. The Santa Monica Landmarks Commission designated the existing commercial building along Main Street as a city landmark. This designation specifically commemorates the building’s importance to the 1970's Zepher (Z-Boys) skateboard team and the local surf and skateboard culture established in the Ocean Park district of Santa Monica. The new three-story, mixed-use building will include 14 residential units, 3,876 square feet of ground floor commercial space and two levels of below grade parking. The building was designed to incorporate sustainable features to qualify for a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating.