Sunset project continued to rave reviews

Project Updates + Sunset Commercial Development

Declared “sensational design” by Commissioner John Altschul at the West Hollywood Design Review meeting, the 8497 Sunset Boulevard project is continued. The design review committee also admired the usage of the site, which is situated on the north side of Sunset Boulevard.

The building will be iconic on the Los Angeles landscape, greeting drivers as they drive up La Cienega to enter onto the famous boulevard.

With the city’s approval, the Hodgetts+Fung team will move forward with what local journalist James Mills called an “ultra-modern and futuristic” design.

H+F to present Sunset Designs in West Hollywood

Project Updates + Sunset Commercial Development

Hodgetts+Fung will present the designs for the Sunset commercial development before the West Hollywood Design committee on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The project, poised at the intersection of two famous boulevards, is a terracing development for commercial retail and offices. The building extends along an east-west axis, withdrawing on the street-level at an angle. 

Above, a rectilinear volume cantilevers off the axis, implying interaction and dining in the below plaza, before opening into an airy dining room. This elevated plane of competing forms sets up diverse retail and dining experiences harbored from the hustle of Sunset Boulevard, while also offering expansive views of the Los Angeles Basin.

Not to be overlooked is the proposed creative billboard, fully incorporated into the design of the building structure. The freestanding advertisement reduces visual clutter while resonating with the extravagant character of Sunset Boulevard.

Learn more at 5:30 pm at the Plummer Park Community Center, Room 5.

Nashville Ascend Amphitheater Grand Opening

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
July 30, 2015 – The stage is officially set in Nashville! The latest HplusF design, Ascend Amphitheater, opens today at the new West Riverfront Park. Inspired by the lines and textures of a vintage 1962 Gretsch amplifier, the design pays tribute to the heritage of Nashville and its innumerable contributions to music throughout the decades. Already coined by city leaders as “Nasvhille’s front porch,” a public ribbon cutting ceremony is being hosted by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. 

View Recaps of the inaugural concert featuring Eric Church on USA Today and The Tennessean.

The amphitheater is part of a large 11-acre civic park along the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, which will be fully accessible to the public during non-event days. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people with semi-fixed seating for 2,200, a 300-person greenway pavilion, and 4,000 lawn seats. Shows kick off at the end of July with acts like Eric Church, the Counting Crows, Phish, Janet Jackson and more appearing throughout the year. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project. 

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HplusF Nashville Amphitheater named, lineup announced

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
Hodgetts + Fung’s project for a riverfront amphitheater in Nashville has been officially named the "Nashville Ascend Amphitheater" and the lineup for this summer has been announced.  Read more on the Tennessean .

Construction on the 11-acre park is expected to wrap up in this summer.  The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people. The 36,000 square foot amphitheater is two floors and includes a 55-foot deep stage that is 100-feet wide and 46-feet tall. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project. 

Concert Booking Begins at HplusF's Nashville Amphitheater

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
With the completion of Hodgetts + Fung's  Nashville West Riverfront Park Amphitheater slated for this summer, music acts are already being booked.  Tickets to Steely Dan and Elvis Costello are among some of the first acts to go on sale.  Hodgetts + Fung collaborated with Nashville's Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape on the project.  Visit our project page to learn more about HplusF 's design. 

Jesuit High School Chapel Completed

Project Updates + Jesuit High School Chapel

On September 17th, Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung, principals and founders of Hodgetts + Fung, attended the dedication mass to mark the completion of the 10,800 square foot Chapel of the North American Martyrs on the Jesuit High School Campus campus in Carmichael, CA.

The chapel is designed as a welcoming presence when approached from the main campus. The strong yet simple geometry, enduring materials, and soaring ceilings have been chosen to provide a spiritual anchor for the Jesuit HighSchool Campus, and to provide a symbolic progression from dynamic campus life to a more contemplative sacred space.

The chapel accommodates the growing student body at Jesuit High school and creates an icon that identifies Jesuit’s Catholic, Christian heritage, as well as announces the school’s presence in Sacramento.  

Nashville Amphitheater Topping Out Ceremony

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
Hodgetts + Fung’s project for a riverfront amphitheater in Nashville held its topping out ceremony on Wednesday, October 22nd. Hodgetts + Fung is the design architect for the amphitheater in collaboration with Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners in Nashville.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was present at the celebration of the topping out, signifying safe completion of the framing of the amphitheater and a wish for continued success of the project.

Construction on the 11-acre park and amphitheater began earlier this year and is expected to wrap up in the summer of 2015. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people. The 36,000 square foot amphitheater is two floors and includes a 55-foot deep stage that is 100-feet wide and 46-feet tall. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The design of the amphitheater shell and its supporting facilities were greatly influenced by its location along the Cumberland River, the rich sense of history in the city, and Nashville’s esteemed place in American Music. Taking inspiration from extraordinary hatch poster graphics to the trusses on the bridge; and from limestone masonry to neon-lit bars; the amphitheater aims to create a structure that looks ahead to the city’s future while reflecting on its past.

Principal architect Craig Hodgetts notes, “Working with the folks in Nashville – Smith Gee Studio, Hawkins Partners, and the consultants – was a study in southern hospitality and great team dynamics. Once the search for an iconic parti was over, it was pedal to the medal all the way.”