Roberts Projects is leaving Culver City, as gallery scene shifts to Central L.A.
The two-year-old architecture firm, known for high-end residential projects in Beverly Hills, will close operations later this year, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
According to a Culver City Press report, architects from the architecture firm will move to Los Angeles at the end of this month to start work on residential projects there.
The move is part of the firm’s relocation plan, the Times reported. The move comes after two of the company’s residential projects, in Northridge and Laguna Hills, were shuttered as a result of the financial pressures of the housing market.
In an update, project co-owner Brian W. Zinn said the new workspaces will house several residential projects to include “an affordable housing complex that is expected to open next year.”
In a separate article, the firm’s lead partner, Mark D. Nussbaum, said: “The future for Robert’s has to do with bringing our work to new cities. Our firm’s current projects are all in the central and southern California regions, and we are excited about bringing our work to Los Angeles.”
The firm’s current projects include a residential community in Beverly Hills that opened in 2014. The four-story, eight-unit, luxury building is known for featuring art displays and lush landscaping.
In the previous issue of the Culver City Press, Zinn said the company is “not quite ready to discuss this matter.”
The firm’s recent projects in Los Angeles include a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the Los Angeles Arts District designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and developer Robert D. Wagner. The home was completed last year.
“We’re very happy to build in L.A.,” Zinn said. “I have a lot of confidence in the talent and the skillful and smart builders that have started to fill those