The Best Buildings of 2020 With Architecture’s Future Under a Cloud

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Museums and memorials wowed this year, but, in a socially distanced world, designers are rethinking their approach to built spaces.

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30 December 2020

Developer poised to launch $40 million apartment project in West Town


Rob Bond hasn't lost faith in the market. “I believe multifamily will recover very strongly when we get a vaccine in the next six to 12 months."

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4 November 2020

Bond Companies Wins Honor For Second Home Hollywood At 50th Anniversary Los Angeles Business Council’s Architectural Awards Gala

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LOS ANGELES (October 24, 2020)— Bond Companies was honored at the 50th Anniversary Los Angeles Architectural Awards, winning the Commercial Office & Headquarters award in recognition of Second Home Hollywood. The virtual gala hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council on October 22, recognized teams of architects, contractors, owners and developers for setting new standards of design excellence.

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24 October 2020

The Coworking Space That’s Actually Working for the COVID-19 Era


California’s Second Home is seeing an uptick in membership

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20 October 2020

This Hollywood coworking space is ‘what architecture might look like post-COVID’


The communal lounge at Second Home, a work-share space in Hollywood. The pandemic has pretty much killed coworking, but Second Home has managed to survive amid the threat of COVID-19. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

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17 September 2020

2020 Gold Nugget Grand Award

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We are pleased to share that Second Home Hollywood, our iconic office campus, won the prestigious 2020 Gold Nugget Grand Award from PCBC.

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1 August 2020

Commercial Real Estate Awards: The Future is Bright for Hollywood’s Revitalization

Founded in Los Angeles in 1987, Bond Companies has been a national pioneer in sustainability and the revitalization of overlooked communities through smart and collaborative development.

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27 February 2020

Hometown developers of projects like Vista Tower, Lincoln Yards and Bank of America Tower are putting money in other cities. ‘We love Chicago but are super nervous.’

After years of luring corporate headquarters downtown, altering the city’s skyline and transforming once-fringe neighborhoods, some of Chicago’s best-known developers are taking a new approach for 2020 and beyond.

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13 February 2020

The Best Architecture of 2019: Built to Be Experienced Off-Screen


In the age of social media, too many structures are designed with pretty pictures in mind, but as this year’s standouts show, good design involves a lot more than a likes-generating facade.

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29 January 2020

Second Home L.A. by SelgasCano

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Nearly 1,000 potted plants flourish in every interior that architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano have created, between 2014 and now, for Second Home, the British-born workplace-sharing company.

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29 January 2020

Opportunity Zones program finally kicks off in Los Angeles

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Larry Bond made use of federal opportunity zone program

Construction started on an eight-story, 200-unit residential development at 1522-1538 Cassil Place in Hollywood by developer Bond Companies, which a city spokesperson corroborated is the first city-approved Los Angeles project to utilize Opportunity Zone tax breaks. The project is expected to cost roughly $100 million, and it is slated for 2021 completion.

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20 January 2020

47-Unit Apartment Building Continues to Rise in Westlake

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The project, located at 1363 W. Colton Street, will stand seven stories upon completion, featuring 47 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and parking for 25 vehicles.

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20 January 2020

Local developers plan 87-unit resi building in West Town

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Bond Companies co-founder and President Robert Bond & 1140 West Erie Street in West Town (Credit: Google Maps)

The Chicago-based development and investment firm filed plans for the building – with a maximum potential size of about 102,000 square feet – at 1140 West Erie Street, according to a zoning application. The lot spans about 20,000 square feet.

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18 December 2019

Chicago developers busy despite talk of a slowdown

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Zoning proposals for six large-scale projects in neighborhoods just west and northwest of downtown were submitted Wednesday to the City Council, indicating an active construction market here despite worries about a slowdown.

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18 December 2019