Your ideas will inform Agence Ter and Team’s initial design as we continue to reimagine Pershing Square.

In late 2013, the Pershing Square Task Force held various community meetings throughout Downtown LA to learn about what you want out of a new Pershing Square. We asked and you responded. Here are the themes that we heard the most:

Built for DTLA

Surely no one argues against transforming Pershing Square into a world-class destination, but local needs must come first.

A Community Space

Pershing Square should be the Downtown community’s shared space of repose –a place to grab lunch with a friend, read a book, or simply enjoy the outdoors amidst the hustle and bustle of Downtown.

Less concrete, more green

Take down the walls, rip up the concrete, and plant more trees. Downtown desperately needs more public open green space!

Clean it up, make it safe

Pershing Square should be well-maintained, clean, and safe so that it is usable by everyone –residents, workers, and visitors alike.

Dog Friendly

Downtown’s resident population is growing – and so are its pets. Public spaces like Pershing Square must accommodate both.

Keep it simple

No need to overdo it with a fancy design. Learn from what has already worked and not worked for Pershing Square.

We want to hear more of your great ideas! Use the form below to share your thoughts with us. Prefer a different method? Send us an e-mail , check us out on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, or in person! We’re here to listen, because your ideas will serve as the basis for what Pershing Square should aspire to become as we look to redesign the park next year.

See the Winning Design:



See the Other Finalists Designs:

James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher and Partners:


SWA | Morphosis:


wHY + Civitas: