Designed by Alexander Curlett and Claude Beelman and built in 1927, the Roosevelt Lofts are a prime representation of a term much-used in downtown Los Angeles: 'Adaptive Reuse', or 'the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than that which it was built or designed for'. 

According to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, the adaptive reuse ordinance has become 'one of the most significant incentives related to historic preservation in Los Angeles'. The ordinance was originally approved in 1999, and was perfectly suited to the ensuing transformation of the Roosevelt Building, which was originally an office space for dentists, doctors and lawyers.

The Roosevelt Lofts have come to embody the perfect marriage of a beautiful classical structure to the very best high-quality modern amenities and detailing, credit for which can largely go to Straight Designs.