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County Clerk Elections Operations Center

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Project Name

County Clerk Elections Operations Center

Project Status



11,000 sq. feet

Construction Cost



Community Development Commission


  • John Labib + Associates
  • General Contractor: MTM Construction
  • : Airplus Engineering Consultants
  • Plumbing Engineer: Airplus Engineering Consultants
  • Electrical Engineer: Vector Delta Design Group
  • Rebeca Mendez Design




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Project Description

Lehrer Architects — A facility to prepare, distribute, and store the elections materials for all 5,000 of Los Angeles' voting precincts, the County Clerk Elections Operations Center is located in an existing 11,000-square-foot warehouse in a suburban office park, a building type that juror Marion Weiss calls "deadly." The design team at Lehrer Architects took a novel approach, using supergraphics—bold floor stripes in pop colors and large-format photographs of a beach at sunset and other natural settings—to enliven the massive shelving units that hold boxes of ballots and voter guides and to lend a sense of place to the cavernous room. "It's a reinvention of a tired type," juror Ellen Dunham-Jones said—and one done for an incredibly low $50-per-square-foot budget. "I like that it's really inexpensive stuff," said Weiss, while juror Ralph Johnson appreciated the design team's "strategy of doing more with less."
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