Los Angeles, CA
Albert C. Martin & Associates
Hines Interests Limited Partnership
The 717 foot tall Sanwa Bank Building’s façade and crown, adjacent to Los Angeles’s iconic 110 freeway, are illuminated to be visible for miles.
Façade lighting is layered with emerald-tiered, backlit crown panels, cool-white floods, and warm-white finial globes. The interior 53 floors provide over one million square feet of office space anchored by an elegantly glowing reception lobby.
The crown was converted into a glowing green icon with glass, drywall lightbox, and industrial fluorescent striplights. The Sanwa Bank Building has become a Los Angles icon, seen in numerous Hollywood productions, by accentuating the most visible real estate with a simple, and relatively inexpensive design solution.