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Helios House

Helios House engages the urban, car-oriented culture of Los Angeles as a landscape for architectural invention. As a laboratory, the project aims to take small steps towards a sustainable future, beginning with up-cycling, a process which aims to conserve key resources whenever possible. Helios House transforms the existing features of the site incorporating green building features into the project. These elements were “re-grouped” into four design features -- the canopy, the back structure, the ground, and the sign -- that define a new identity for the station and establish enhanced performance standards for the facility. With key sustainability factors relating to the design of water, heat and energy, lighting, and material systems, Helios House provides an educational experience that engages the public and offers precedent for environmental stewardship.


BP Corporation of North America


Los Angeles, CA, US



Project Team

In collaboration with Office dA


  • Grand Clio Award for Design
    Clio Awards
    May 2008

  • Design Distinction in Environments
    I.D. Annual Design Review
    March 2008

  • 2008 Notable Project
    Architype Review
    March 2008

  • Design Award Citation
    A.I.A. Los Angeles
    June 2007

  • Honor Award
    Westside Urban Forum
    June 2007

  • Architectural Award
    May 2007


Eric Staudenmaier