Long Beach Civic Center

Long Beach Civic Center

Long Beach Civic Center project reimposes the city grid on a monolithic mega-block and revitalizes it with vibrant mixed programming including the City Hall, Port Headquarters, library, a new Civic Plaza, and Lincoln Park.

The spine of the Civic Center is a shared pedestrian/vehicular way that brings the site back to the urban scale and provides an accessible public streetscape. At the heart of Lincoln Park is an open lawn that invites a range of daily uses and large public events. The lawn is framed by more intimately scaled spaces, such as an enclosed dog park and a playground. An overlay of cultural, historic and artistic elements gives this park an authentic Long Beach identity.

The terminus of the spine is Civic Plaza framed by the City Hall and Port Authority. The plaza integrates security measures while celebrating civic identity across the seasons. Diverse shade trees and accented flowering trees create a comfortable and welcoming ambiance.


Location: Long Beach, CA
Size: 15.87 acres
Client: City of Long Beach

Project Team

Plenary Edgemoor Civic Partners, Project Manager
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Architect
Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc., Architect
GGN, Landscape Architect
Bennitt Design Group, Landscape Architect
Clark Construction Group, General Contractor

Services Provided

Competition – Construction Administration


Targeting LEED-ND Gold


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