South Los Angeles Wetland Park Facility


Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award Competition
1st place
January 2015

Project team: Nicole Doan, Kate Bilyk, Jeffrey Stevens



This adaptive reuse project re-purposes the Red Car building near South LA’s Wetland Park in order to introduce a community-oriented facility. While keeping the existing primary structure, 10 volumes were placed into the original building to house various programs such as a study center, multipurpose rooms, and a cafe.





Los Angeles' South Park houses the project site that neighbors the South LA Wetland Park and Maya Angelou Community High School. The project targets South Park's underprivileged residents, particularly children who would use the proposed community center.



Site plan

Program diagram


New and existing components

Floor plan


North and south elevations


East and west elevations


Longitudinal section


Cross sections


Interior view from the hallway