Earvin “Magic” Johnson (EMJ) Recreation Area

Los Angeles, California

  • Services Structural Engineering
  • Market(s) Civic
  • Awards 2021 ASCE MLAB Award for Outstanding Sustainable Engineering
    2021 LABC Architectural Awards, Civic Award




SF Community Event Center


Seat Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Owner Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles
  • Architect Paul Murdoch Architects
  • Contractor Amoroso Construction Company
  • Collaborators AHBE | MIG
    Integral Group
    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.
    Veneklasen Associates, Inc.
  • Team Los Angeles, CA
Earvin “Magic” Johnson (EMJ) Recreation Area Earvin “Magic” Johnson (EMJ) Recreation Area

Phase 1A
This phase encompasses a 22-acre core portion of the master planned project and includes a 20,000 SF community events center with outdoor classrooms, a 1,250 SF wedding pavilion, a 1,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, reflecting pool & splash pad, sculpture garden & civic plaza, group picnic area, restroom building, children’s play area, entry gate & kiosk and walking trails.

Phase 1B
This phase consists of the construction of a new CMU maintenance building and a new dog park. The Maintenance Building and Yard area will include parking spaces, covered storage, perimeter fencing and gates, covered trash enclosures, small planting areas, a CMU building for staff rest/eating area and an ADA restroom.

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