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Hi friends,

Happy June! Our eventful summer of public realm installations has begun. Most recently, our redesign of Proyecto Pastoral’s entrance and courtyard is now underway! If you’re in the area, please swing by this week to say hello and snag some of our free supplies that don't fit in our new office space.

Some quick highlights on our projects ahead...

  • Proyecto Pastoral — work has started on the entrance and courtyard!

  • Office Move — we’re moving to Cafecito Organico’s coffee roasting facility!

  • Free Stuff — we have free stuff to give away before we go 

  • Welcome to Western — gearing up for fabrication and installation later this summer! 

  • What We’re Reading — so much is happening and we want you to know about it!

As always, check out our website or get in touch to learn more!

Let’s do #mas4LA!
– the LA-Más team 

Proyecto Pastoral 


We are excited to have started our work on transforming Proyecto Pastoral’s entrance and courtyard and are expecting to see the finished product by the end of the summer. The redesign includes a new decorative fence with a “pocket park” open to the public, a children’s play zone (funded by a Kaboom grant), a colorful courtyard area for staff and visitors, and a redesigned parking lot. If you want to help, stay tuned for volunteer day! 

Office Move


We're excited to move to our new temporary office at Cafecito Organico’s coffee roasting headquarters at 2902 Gilroy St, Los Angeles, CA 90039 in Frogtown! We will be at Cafecito Organico until early 2018 and then move to our permanent office at Elysian. We are grateful to be able to stay in Frogtown and appreciate our landlords and friends Angel Orozco, Mitch Hale, Julia Meltzer, and David Thorne.

Free Stuff


Until then, our moving date is fast approaching and we still have many things to get rid of before we go. If you want any of the following items, please contact Ronnie, our Operations Associate: 

  • Office Supplies: printers, monitors, desk lamps, folders and bubble mailers

  • Household Items: a water dispenser, a Keurig, a refrigerator, a mirror and an antique hanging lantern

  • Workshop Supplies: scrap wood, styrofoam, paint supplies and a beautiful handmade drafting table

  • Outdoor Decor: 8 ft tall numbers, a see-saw and landscaping rocks

Our new space won’t have as much storage space so the items listed above (along with a lot of other random things) will be given away for FREE! In fact, come by our office at 3051 N. Coolidge this week from 9AM-5PM to pick up some FREE goodies for your next DIY project and say hello to our team. Otherwise, come visit us in early July at our new office and enjoy a delicious cup of locally roasted coffee.

Welcome to Western


Our work on Western is also coming to fruition! We are hoping to wrap up permitting by the end of this month and move into the fabrication phase. We will begin installing public seating and shade throughout the month of August. We look forward to inviting community members to enjoy these new amenities. We're planning a community unveiling festival at the end of August to celebrate the diversity and creativity of Western Avenue. Stay tuned for more details about this fun community event that will be in our following newsletter!

Upcoming Events

  • June 15 + 22 | Groove to some free music at FigFest, a summer music series at FIGat7th’s outdoor plaza. 

  • June 19 | Enjoy John Barr, Catherine Woodard, Bruce Bauman and Lory Bedikian’s readings hosted by Red Hen Press in Santa Monica.

  • June 24 | Get outside and sweat as CicLAvia returns to the Valley!

  • June 27 | Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi will be presenting their proposal on how to accommodate the continuing densification of LA at the Hammer Museum

  • June 27 | Join California Freshworks as they discuss how they provide financing to increase affordable and healthy food in low-income neighborhoods.

What We're Reading...

LA-Más is an urban design non-profit that helps lower-income & underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. We envision a world where city growth is equitable and self-directed —where the best local solutions are brought to a city-wide scale.

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