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Angela Brooks, Lawrence Scarpa, and Gwynne Pugh have led Pugh Scarpa through a successful string of diverse, challenging projects.

Strategically placed slots in multifamily buildings such as Gordon Lofts (above) and Bronson Lofts (left), both in Hollywood, Calif., offer places for natural light to enter.

Strategically placed slots in multifamily buildings such as Gordon Lofts (above) and Bronson Lofts (left), both in Hollywood, Calif., offer places for natural light to enter.

The mixed-use, three-unit, live/work Bergamot Artist Lofts (top) and five-unit Orange Grove (above) uphold the Los Angeles area’s longstanding tradition of modern residential architecture.

The mixed-use, three-unit, live/work Bergamot Artist Lofts (top) and five-unit Orange Grove (above) uphold the Los Angeles area’s longstanding tradition of modern residential architecture.

Pugh Scarpa often treats façades with a screen to give a building more dimension. It did so with solar panels at the much-accclaimed Colorado Court.

Plans are to use screens at Chandler Corners, an adaptive reuse project it’s designing with David Baker Partners, Architects.

The canopy of solar panels on Brooks and Scarpa’s own house not only shelters the structure from the strong Southern California sun, it also converts that sunlight into energy. Wide-open interiors allow for plenty of cross-ventilation and make the home feel larger than its 1,900 square feet.

ÒWe do an interesting combination of high-end and real low-end stuff,Ó Scarpa says. Cases in point: the luxurious Redelco Residence (left) in Studio City, Calif., and Broadway Housing (below), an affordable housing project in Santa Monica.

At Fuller Lofts, developed by Livable Places, Pugh Scarpa will add two levels atop a 1920s industrial building. The mixed-use project, in L.A.’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood, will hold 102 units of affordable and market-rate housing.

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