Living Facade on Sunset Boulevard
California native plants grace a sculptural living facade at the IAC headquarters at 8800 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. This striking 2,650 sf living wall canopy designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios “carries the landscape up the sides of the building, inspiring a connection to the nearby California hillside,” in the midst of the busy Sunset strip. Rana Creek contributed planting and irrigation system design, and finished installation of the wall in October of 2014. Considerations such as bloom time, foliage contrast, and habitat opportunities were central to the selection of plant species. A matrix of hummingbird sage, coyote mint, and white sage mixed with yarrow, California fuschia, coral bells and others provide habitat and food for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. The innovative water reuse system supplies 100% of the wall and landscape irrigation demand from the building’s dewatering system.
West Hollywood, CA
Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Swinnerton Builders