Hawthorne Federal Building
15000 Aviation Boulevard
Lawndale, CA 90261
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The Hawthorne Federal Building is the Federal Aviation Administration's West Coast headquarters.
Property Manager: Jeffrey Brown
Public Hours: 6 a.m.– 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.
There is visitor parking for the general public on the west side of the building on the street side of the vehicle bollards. Vehicles that travel beyond the bollards may be subject to inspection.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the east entrance to the building.
The only tenant is the Federal Aviation Administration. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 60% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
|AMENITIES||OPEN TO||LOCATION||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Cafeteria||Public||1st floor||M-F 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Vending Machines||Public||1st floor, cafeteria seating area||24/7|
|SkyOne Credit Union/Bank||Public||1st floor, adjacent to west lobby||M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.)|
|ATMs||Public||Ground floor, west lobby||24/7|
|Fitness Center||Federal Employees Only||1st floor, Room 1002|
History and Architecture
The Hawthorne Federal Building was a formative project in the careers of renowned architects César Pelli and Anthony Lumsden who went on to design such buildings as Petronas Towers and the Moscone Center in San Francisco, respectively. It is one of the earliest known buildings to be designed with the concept of an exterior "skin." In this design approach, windows are not expressed as openings in the facade, but instead the glazing acts a membrane to enclose the building. While this type of architecture is common today, it was innovative at the time.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
The building received Energy Star recognition in 2012. West Basin Municipal Water District recognized the building for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship for being a Recycled Water Partner since 1997.