Ed Stavneak Architecture

Architect & CASp

Subway Terminal Building - Los Angeles



  • Executive Architect:  AC Martin Architects
  • Design Architect:  Thomas Cox Architects
  • Structural Engineer:  Nabih Youssef
  • MEP Engineer:  Dickerson Associates
  • Developer:  Forest City Development
  • Contractor:  Swinerton Builders

While employed at AC Martin Partners, Ed Stavneak worked on the Subway Terminal Building project shown above.   This project included the conversion of a 1926 historic office building into 277 apartment units.   Also included as amenities in the project was an on site health club, media room and a roof top spa that includes spectacular views of the Los Angeles skyline.  In addition to the conversion, the project also included a four story parking garage on the property adjacent to the Subway Terminal Building.

With over 75 years of history behind the Subway Terminal Building, the conversion of the building from offices to apartment units included many design challenges for the project team.   Even after resolution of the challenges during the design phase of the work, the construction phase of the work discovered numerous conditions that resulted in daily construction challenges.    Finally, after three years and several million dollars, the Subway Terminal Building was re-opened with a new life as an apartment complex now dubbed “Metro 417”.    Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of interested parties including designers, city officials, owners and contractors, Metro 417 will now have life for another hundred years.


1100 Wilshire Blvd - Los Angeles




  • Executive Architect:  AC Martin Partners
  • Design Architect (Units): Thomas Cox Architects
  • Design Architect (Public): JFP Architects
  • Curtain Wall: CDC Curtain Wall Design
  • Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef
  • MEP Engineer: Dickerson Associates
  • Developer: Forest City Development
  • Contractor: Webcor Builders

Ed Stavneak worked on this project while he was employed by AC Martin Partners.   This 38 story high rise office building has an interesting history that spans several years beginning in the 1980’s.   In 2005, the project was purchased by Forest City Development with the intent of turning this former office building into condominiums.   Completed in 2008, this project now includes 228 condominiums units all complete with spectacular views of the downtown Los Angeles or the Pacific Ocean.  Amenities include a 17 floor pool deck complete with built-in BBQ, fire pit, covered cabana’s and an area for private parties.  

Commerce Hotel & Casino - City of Commerce




  • Architect:  Nadel Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Myers Houghton Partners
  • Mechanical Engineer: Kevin Smola Associates
  • Plumbing Engineer: Kevin Smola Associates
  • Electrical Engineer: Southland Energy
  • Civil Engineer: Thomsen Engineering

While at Nadel Architects, Ed Stavneak worked on the Commerce Casino Hotel and Casino.    This expansion of an existing casino included a new 200 room high rise hotel, an additional 90,000 square feet of casino space to allow for an 45 more gaming tables and a ballroom to accommodate 1,200 guest.   Also included in this project was a two story 5,000 square foot health club with a pool.