Los Angeles County Clerk Registrar Operations Center

The Registrar Recorder – County Clerk Service Center, built in just 11 months, is a vital 110,000 sq ft facility for counting all voting materials for Los Angeles County's 5000 precincts. From distributing voting booths to processing election night returns, it plays a crucial role in the democratic process. The center includes 18,000 sq ft for Registrar Recorder staff offices, storage for 3000+ pallets of voting materials, and space for 5000 digital vote recording units. Its streamlined and cost-effective design, built in time for a federal election, resulted from collaborative efforts with Los Angeles County. With its 18,000sf mezzanine and cafeteria, its innovative solutions and value engineering, optimizes efficiency, promotes collaboration between warehouse and office staff, while utilizing high ceilings and natural light.

“Working with a modest budget and minimal means, the designer turned this space into a celebration through a skillful use of color, scale, and graphics. The collaborative effort between the architect, client, and artist is very successful and commendable.”
- Architect Magazine
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Santa Fe Springs, California
County Clerk Service Center
110,000 SF
Completed 2007
2008   Southern California Development Forum Honor Award
2009   Architect Magazine Honorable Mention for Design Excellence
2009   Graphis Magazine Honor Award
2009   Interior Design Magazine Environments Category Honor Award
2009   LA Business Council Award of Excellence in Renovated Buildings
2010   2010 AIA California Award of Merit for Excellence in Design
2010   AIA Los Angeles Award for Excellence in Design
2011   AIA Los Angeles Institute Award for Interior Architecture
2011   Westside Urban Forum Honor Award
Institute Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects, 2011
Westside Prize Honor Award, Westside Urban Forum, 2011
Award of Merit for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects - Los Angeles, 2010
Merit Award for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects - California Council, 2010
Award of Excellence for 'exceptional contribution' in Renovated Buildings Category, Los Angeles Business Council, 2009
Honor Award - Environments Category, Interior Design Magazine, 2009
Honor Award, Graphis Magazine, 2009
Honorable Mention for Design Excellence, Architect Magazine, 2009
Honor Award, Southern California Development Forum, 2008
Project Team

Design Lead Principal:
Michael Lehrer

Project Designer:
Travis Frankel

Electrical Engineer:
Peter Gevorkian Ph.D.

Structural Engineer:
John Labib S.E.

Cost Estimators:
Cumming LLC

Mechanical Engineer:
George V Hovaguimian, PE

Plumbing Engineer:
Serge Davalokhanian, ME

Specification Writer:
Gérard Sanchis

Landscape Architect
Swimming Pool Engineer
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Project Management
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering