City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Press Release

Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Selects Three Consultant Teams as Finalists for Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project

Teams will present to community on December 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2018) – The City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Engineering announced today the selection of three consultant teams as finalists for the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project.

The Plan effort is being led by the Bureau of Engineering, with the support of Council Districts 13 and 4, and in coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

The selection process included a comprehensive review of written proposals and subsequent interviews. The finalist teams selected to present to the community on December 4th are: Agence Ter LA; Hargreaves Associates; and, Perkins Eastman.

“Our staff conducted extensive outreach to alert firms from across the country and the world to this exciting opportunity,” said City Engineer Gary Lee Moore. “We received proposals from 13 teams, an impressive response to this exciting project. We are pleased to be introducing the shortlisted teams to the community, and initiating the planning process in 2019.”

The new Plan will guide future improvements and repurposing of the reservoir site, and will seek to balance its historic character, its use as a community gathering place, its strategic location within the Silver Lake community, its visual impact, its long-term environmental value, and its potential for a unique blend of recreational opportunities.

“I applaud the Bureau of Engineering and the Department of Water and Power for deftly leading this selection process,” said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the 13th Council District. “I look forward to meeting the finalists and hearing their presentations. This is one step of many in working with the Silver Lake community to craft a vision for the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex.”

“The Silver Lake Reservoirs Complex Master Plan will guide the future of this beloved community resource and City treasure,” said Councilmember David Ryu, who represents the 4th Council District. “The consultant for this project is crucial to its success. The Bureau of Engineering has done a great job leading this search, and I look forward to working with the community and the finalists to choose the right path forward.”

At the upcoming public meeting, the final three consultant teams will present their qualifications and introduce key team members. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions of the proposers and share their Plan priorities.

After careful consideration of the proposals and interaction with the community, the selected consultant team will be announced before the December holidays. Community workshops with the consultant will begin in the spring of 2019.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Friendship Auditorium

3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Parking available on site.

For additional project information on the Silver Lake Reservoirs Complex Master Plan, go to:

About Bureau of Engineering
The Bureau of Engineering is the City’s lead agency for the planning, design and construction management of public buildings, infrastructure and open space projects. Projects include municipal buildings, such as police and fire stations, the convention center, recreational and cultural facilities, as well as bridges, street and transit projects, and stormwater and wastewater systems. Engineering also manages permitting for construction in the public right-of-way, as well as the City’s state-of-the-art online mapping system. Engineering’s projects are nationally-recognized in the areas of environmental sustainability and design and fully support the City’s goals of creating a prosperous, livable and safe city for all residents and businesses. For more information, please visit

About the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the nation’s largest municipal utility, with a 7,880 megawatt (MW) electric capacity and serving an average of 438 million gallons of water per day to the 4 million residents of the City of Los Angeles, its businesses and visitors. For more than 100 years, LADWP has provided the city with reliable water and power service in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.