Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills

Pamela Burton and Company worked with owner and developer Tishman Speyer Properties to refresh the former Hilton Hotel headquarters in Beverly Hills for reuse as creative office space for several agencies. We developed a new landscape design for the entire 2.5 acre site, which includes a vibrant urban space, tranquil private gardens, and garden terraces for individual offices.

The plaza is situated over a subterranean parking structure and features a series of sinuous site walls that create benches, gathering spaces, and raised planters. A bosque of Palo Verde trees shade the plaza and create a strong visual presence from the adjacent Santa Monica Boulevard.

The entire site received new hardscape, new and refurbished site walls, and landscape lighting. The design of the landscape from concept to construction documents took place in just six months.

Photograph by Undine Prohl