Playa Vista Master Plan / Photo courtesy of Playa Vista Institute
In 1989, McGuire Thomas Partners took over the project and invited DPZ to gather a team to design the master plan that produced the Playa Vista we know today. Among the team were DPZ colleagues in the New Urbanism: Moule & Polyzoides, Moore Ruble Yudell, and Laurie Olin (landscape architect).
The new plan shifted away from a focus on commercial development to a community with a mix of uses and a major dedication to the conservation of the wetlands — 200 acres more than the original 1980 plan. A freshwater marsh, a riparian corridor, and restoration fund were also included.