With Curbed LA’s new look, what better time to take a look at the… past? Here, a round-up of the 10 best new—and rehabbed—buildings of the decade.
To compile the list, we asked local architects, media types, Curbed readers, and various other experts for their opinions. We tallied the votes and then cast this list, which weighs such factors as architecture, neighborhood influence, and cultural impact. Not all these are beauties–this list contains at least one structure that’ll burn your eyes out. And overall, half are rehabs/renovations of existing buildings, ironic given that California was at the center of the nation’s recent building boom. But whether they’re architectural rehabs or shiny new structures, all these buildings impacted the city–and for the better.