A visionary adaptive reuse project transformed a languishing industrial complex with a legendary past into a creative media campus, all while preserving the unique character of this important piece of aviation history.
When the Van Dekker house went on the market in 2009, it faced a highly uncertain future and could have easily been considered a teardown. Fortunately, two successive owners started, and then completed, a remarkable restoration and rehabilitation.
Building 209. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy