Given the high cost of land in Southern California, maximizing efficiency is a critical consideration on each of GMPA’s projects. The principals and designers at GMPA understand the systems and structural solutions that are necessary in order to create more livable square footage, stack residential over parking, and address vertical circulation issues. This same expertise applies to GMPA’s mixed-use projects—the reconciliation of site, structure, function and stacking issues necessary to develop viable projects.
Many of GMPA’s projects have required extensive early planning efforts. Both Monika and Kobi are expert communicators. They understand entitlement issues and work closely with community groups to reconcile potential issues ensuring that projects stay on the fast-track. Wilshire-Margot, a recently completed luxury apartment building in the heart of Westwood, was approved at its first presentation to the Westwood Design Review Board. This represented a significant accomplishment given how influential the neighborhood groups are in this exclusive area.
Once a GMPA project begins construction, our Principals, Project Managers and Quality Control personnel continue their involvement. They work closely with the general contractor and owner responding to RFIs, reconciling site issues and resolving field discrepancies in a timely manner. Our team recognizes the importance of balancing design with cost savings and works with owners and contractors to find those areas that can save money without compromising the design.
From project inception through occupation GMPA takes pride in creating the best possible project—for each community, site, and situation. The high level of quality in the design and documentation minimizes disputes throughout the life of the project. Our close attention to detail at all stages results in close compliance to owner goals for budget, schedule and profitability. Most importantly, our commitment to urban design principles ensures that the communities where our projects are located are better places to live, work and visit after the project is complete.