Urban Oasis

Marco Barrantes and Michelle Matthews of La Loma Development transform the local landscape one property at a time.

Since 2007, the Pasadena-based sustainable design and urban landscape architecture firm La Loma Development Co. has turned schools, parks, museums, residential properties and other landscapes into beautiful, environmentally sound Gardens of Eden. 

Now they’ve begun converting the property once utilized by historic Paul’s Auto in Northwest Pasadena, which serves as their headquarters.
The 30,000-square-foot auto mechanic yard and warehouse on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Washington Boulevard is now being used as a center for green job training, ecological skills, sustainable development, urban architecture, permaculture, art and food systems.

THE SHED Location Rental

La Loma's offices and grounds, are availble for film, special event, wedding and location rentals. THE SHED is a historic, mid-century streamline architecture blocks away from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena — the original commercial truck mechanic in Pasadena before the 210 freeway was built. Complete with mechanic bays, pits, mezzanines, vintage diagnostics and machining equipment, including original antique mint-green International tow truck. Great light, featuring views of the San Gabriel mountains, picturesque century-old California palm tree lined streets and beautiful sunsets. 31,000 square foot indoor/outdoor spaces, versatile and easily dividable. Featuring a 2,400 square foot frame shoppe garage, with 20’ ceilings and four large big rig doors, including two that open up to the street. Can be used as-is or transformed into the artistic and unique celebration of your dreams!