Often referenced as one of Los Angeles' most beautiful and iconic Public Parks, these gardens were completed in 1988. Constructed entirely over a subterranean parking garage and comprising approximately 2.5 acres, the Park is located adjacent to the City's Central Library (Bertram G. Goodhue, 1926) which is designed in a Mediterranean/Egyptian Revival style and is on the National Register of Historic Places. After a devastating five in 1986, the entire library was renovated by Hardy Holzmam Pfeiffer in a Modernist/Beaux Arts Vernacular and the Library Gardens were designed at the same time by Lawrence Halprin.
Mr. Bennitt was retained by Robert Maguire for the implementation and construction stages of the Park's Development. Working in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Bureau, our Services encompassed horticultural consulting, plant material selection and editing, including sourcing and locations of all Specimen Trees. The composition includes numerous civic-scaled water features as well as site specific public art installations by Jud Fine such as the "Steps of Knowledge". On-going services for MPG Office Trust include consultation for the Patina Restaurant as well as Maintenance, Operations and Horticultural Consulting.