This project is a proposal for a public arts center for the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Atelier Bow Wow’s Crane House, which uses an operation of ‘wrapping’ to negotiate the exaggerated hilly terrain of its site, served as the inspiration for my proposal. In the translation of this operation to my project, I first created a unique artificial landscape, based on three programmatic zones. This three-peaked landscape pervades the interior and exterior of the building and presents a completely new approach to the idea of an arts center. The stepped landscape is also a color gradient; it desatures to white in the exhibit space, turns turquoise in studio space, and purple in the library area. The wall system that defines spaces within the artificial landscape is based on two interpretations of ‘wrapping’. Curved walls wrap around steps, while the grid-based orthogonal walls wrap across the steps, creating unique cross-sections of space. As the floor is entirely concentric and the wall system mediates between circle and grid, the roof aperture system is a simple, perforated grid.