|This project is about housing and honoring the infrastructure of democracy. Those who work here are the "enablers of democracy”.
This Registrar-Recorder / Country-Clerk Elections Center handles and stores all material relating to all elections in the L. A.County.
The challenge of this project is to help solve the conundrum of infrastructure: the more effectively it is provided, the more invisible it is. The mission is to celebrate this, often anonymous, work and to imbed it into society’s consciousness.
The design work is to transform the huge, drab new warehouse into a place of delight.
Given its scale, economy and impact were critical. Color was used strategically—with paint and mega-banner technology--in space, on select vertical (walls and banners) and horizontal (floors) surfaces, using paint and fabric. Bright colors and imagery energize the entire warehouse.