Four Pop-Up Installations Will Illuminate Cityscapes of San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES–The Kilroy Stars, a series of light sculptures, will collaboratively light up the sky and unite the cities of San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Illuminating the West Coast this holiday season throughout the months of December and January, four outdoor installations have been commissioned by North America’s leader in sustainable real estate development, Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), not only as a gift of art to the regions, but also to express hope for the year ahead.
“In fostering the sublime power of art within our communities, The Kilroy Stars’ inaugural debut is a unique reflection of its place and time. Now more than ever, we need avenues that inspire, and in a post-pandemic world, the role of public art will be even more important,” says John Kilroy, CEO of Kilroy Realty—who last week virtually unveiled a meaningful, five-story tall public art installation on Netflix’s new campus in the heart of Hollywood. “On behalf of the entire Kilroy organization, our tenants, and all those communities in which we serve, we’re thrilled to share The Kilroy Stars with you.”
Giving public spectators on-going opportunities for meaningful encounters with art in the course of daily life, The Kilroy Stars will be temporarily located at four properties within Kilroy Realty’s West Coast portfolio. The Exchange in San Francisco, 333 Dexter in Seattle, 2100 Kettner in San Diego, and Los Angeles’ Columbia Square are benchmarks of sustainability and environmental stewardship, virtues that champion a sound future entering the New Year. The Stars will be installed in succession beginning in early December and all will remain lit through Sunday, January 31st. Looking ahead, Kilroy Realty aims to utilize the Stars annually to celebrate the unique communities in which they reside.
Kilroy Realty has partnered with a team of renowned artists and fabricators to bring the 3D sculptures to life. The ornate Stars are designed and built by Oakland-based Engineered Artworks, a working group of creatives widely recognized for their eccentric installations at Burning Man, in partnership with Zoetic Digital, digital art program creators based in San Francisco. The Kilroy Stars span 20 feet in diameter and each are outfitted with more than 30,000 individually programmable LED bulbs. The sparkling structures may be seen from miles away and will be configured to oscillate in various rhythms and patterns of dynamic light within a 24-hour cycle.
When & Where:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021
The Exchange on Sixteenth (Mission Bay)
1800 Owens St., San Francisco, CA 94158
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021
333 Dexter (South Lake Union)
333 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Week of December 13, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021
2100 Kettner (Little Italy)
2100 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Week of December 20, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021
Columbia Square (Hollywood)
1525 N. Gower St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
About Kilroy Realty Corporation
Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC, the “company”, “KRC”) is a leading West Coast landlord and developer, with a major presence in San Diego, Greater Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Pacific Northwest. The company has earned global recognition for sustainability, building operations, innovation and design. As pioneers and innovators in the creation of a more sustainable real estate industry, the company’s approach to modern business environments helps drive creativity, productivity and employee retention for some of the world’s leading technology, entertainment, life science and business services companies.
KRC is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index with more than seven decades of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use projects.
As of September 30, 2020, KRC’s stabilized portfolio totaled approximately 14.3 million square feet of primarily office and life science space that was 92.2% occupied and 95.5% leased. The company also had 808 residential units in Hollywood and San Diego, which had a quarterly average occupancy of 85.0% and 37.5%, respectively. In addition, KRC had seven in-process development projects with an estimated total investment of $1.9 billion, totaling approximately 2.3 million square feet of office and life science space. The office and life science space was 90% leased.
A Leader in Sustainability and Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
KRC is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and has been recognized by industry organizations around the world. KRC’s stabilized portfolio was 68% LEED-certified and 40% Fitwel-certified as of September 30, 2020.
The company has been recognized by GRESB, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, as the sustainability leader in the Americas for seven consecutive years. Other honors have included the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s (NAREIT) Leader in the Light award for six consecutive years and ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for seven years as well as ENERGY STAR’s highest honor of Sustained Excellence, for the past five years.
A big part of the company’s foundation is its commitment to enhancing employee growth, satisfaction and wellness while maintaining a diverse and thriving culture. The company was recently named to Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender Equality Index—recognizing companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency.