AIA Los Angeles honored Gas Company Tower with a prestigious 25-Year Award at the recent 2022 AIA LA Design Awards. The AIA’s 25-Year Awards recognize enduring projects which, over 25 years after completion, continue to be architecturally significant and demonstrate excellence by current design standards.
Originally designed by SOM in 1991 as the headquarters for the Southern California Gas Company, this 52-story office building has a distinct presence on the skyline of downtown Los Angeles. Rising from the building’s blue-gray granite shaft is an elliptical blue glass volume, which symbolically recalls a gas flame. Located amongst important civic spaces, the tower’s base activates the street with retail, signage, and art.