The way to the PBy

The Piggyback Yard is approximately 125 acres of river front land in downtown Los Angeles. How did it become the nexus for rethinking the central city? Learn More

Goals & Principles

Four principles guide the master planning and design process of the Piggyback Yard: Water, Open Space, Connectivity and Community. Learn more

The Concept

The PBy Conceptual Master Plan challenges the fundamental way that we think about the city in its current form and begins envisioning the future city. Learn More

Intended Consequences

The Piggyback Yard offers an opportunity to bridge the east and the west sides of downtown, while reclaiming the river, the lifeblood of the city. Learn More

LABC honors PBy with Design Concept Award

The PBy team was honored to receive an award for outstanding Design Concept from the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 20 at the 42nd Annual Los Angeles Architecture Awards ceremony.

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PBy FlyBy

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to join hydrologists Mark Hanna and Matt Bardol of Geosyntec on a heli-tour of the L.A. River. With the recent April showers, it was the perfect storm to capture the seasonal flows of the river which further animate the intricacies its course.  Passing overhead, it was inspiring to […]

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Piggyback at the River Update Meeting

The Piggyback Yard Group joined a growing number of river-related organizations at the livey Los Angeles River Update Meeting (RUM). The focus was on projects and policies IN PROGRESS…

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Piggyback Yard Wins 2011 SCDF Award!

The Piggyback Yard received the 2011 Unbuilt Project / Urban Design Award by Southern California Development Forum. The widely attended breakfast event recognized the contributions, commitment and creative work of Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Developers of our Southern California Community. In addition…

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PBy exemplifies Bioclimatic Design

Over 100 people gathered at Woodbury University in Burbank today for the 2011 Advancing Sustainability Business + Design Symposium. PBy was a perfect introduction to the idea that not only is bioclimatic design a response to natural environmental climate, but it is also…

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