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May 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

$20.00 – $55.00


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Arch Tour Fest: 6344 Fountain Ave. – 5:00pm

Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Tour Organizer: Jai Kumaran

Fountain is an adaptive reuse project consisting of an existing two-story building and an adjacent four-story addition that utilizes hybrid CLT construction. In total, the 60,000 SF project is a building specifically designed for creative office tenants. Collectively the project functions like a terraced hillside where each office suite has a generous deck and view of the Hollywood hills. An outdoor staircase connects all levels and inside the exposed structure creates a unique interior environment. This building demonstrates a new way of thinking about office design, adaptive reuse, and the new workplace environment.


Building Credits:

Architect, West of West

Executive Architect, House and Robertson

Structural Engineers, Glotman Simpson

Landscape Architects, SALT

Del Amo Construction

Client: David Simon/BARDAS.


Tour Led by:

Jai Kumaran, AIA, Partner, West of West


Jai Kumaran is an architect and founding partner of West of West. He is a dynamic collaborator recognized for his design expertise and commitment to working closely with clients to develop innovative architecture. His goal is to elevate everyday architecture where we live and work by seamlessly integrating art, design, and technology to create buildings that are beautiful, functional, and sustainable. Jai is currently leading several of West of West’s creative office endeavors in Southern California including Washington Adams, Media Blocks, and 6344 Fountain, a creative office building that combines adaptive reuse and sustainable hybrid-CLT construction.


Chris Smith, M.S., S.E., Partner, Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers


Chris is a licensed structural engineer and is responsible for overseeing Glotman Simpson’s US operations and Los Angeles office. He is a UCLA graduate and his expertise includes: seismic evaluation and strengthening of existing buildings; high-rise and performance based seismic design methodologies; and design of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete, steel, light frame, heavy timber and masonry structures in high seismic regions. Chris regularly provides third-party plan checks along with structural and seismic peer reviews for the City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, California State University, and University of California.



Gilad Nahari, Managing Principal, AMA Group

Gilad Nahari, Managing Principal at AMA Group, has over 25 years of experience in creative mechanical engineering, including a broad understanding of sustainability and energy efficiency. He comes from a family of engineers and entrepreneurs; growing up, his father began his own engineering business, granting him knowledge and appreciation for the industry at a very young age. Prior to joining AMA, he served as the President of IDiaz Design, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm he founded in 2012, where he specialized in delivering top engineering design practices worldwide for a variety of projects, consulting on sustainable design, energy modeling, and LEED certification.  Gilad has global experience, having worked on projects in Chicago, Israel, Equatorial Guinea and other international locations, where he incorporated sustainable initiatives and practices, ranging from solar thermal and power plants to greywater recycling systems. This in-depth knowledge and expertise, combined with his own creativity, work ethic and entrepreneurship, has resulted in the mastery of his craft across numerous sectors and a unique understanding of how to engage clients and lead projects.


Learning Objectives:

Adaptive reuse



Material systems


Parking Instructions:

The project is an active construction site and PPE will be provided to tour guests. Street parking.


May 19, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
$20.00 – $55.00
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6344 Fountain Ave.
6344 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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