Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2018 Program: Mixed use; 135 residential units over ground floor retail Height: 19 stories w/ rooftop pool and below grade parking Status: On the Boards
Schematic design for a pencil tower in DTLA
Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2016 Scope: 6 story, 26 unit condo Status: On the Boards
The project site is located on the famous Golden Mile of Wilshire Boulevard with views of the Los Angeles Country Club, walking distance to both Beverly Hills and Westwood Village. This project will boast 26 residential 2 and 3 bedroom condos in a 7-story building. The top two floors will be of 2-story lofted townhouses, capturing the views in all directions. All units will have large usable outdoor spaces and access to a communal rooftop deck, creating private open spaces in the middle of the Wilshire Corridor. The structural system is designed to minimize flooring thicknesses thus maximizing ceiling heights and glazing. Sheer walls on the southern facade will be screened with green walls, softening the modern facade as it bridges between the high-rises on Wilshire to a more residential-scaled neighborhood. Parking will be stacked below to building to create a pedestrian friendly streetscape and maximize planted areas.
1366 S Flower Street
Location: Los Angeles, CA Units: 36 Residential Units Status: On the boards
Located on the site of a former auto garage in South Park, this building will feature a brand new 5-story building with 36 residential units. A portion of the historic facade will be preserved, adding interest to the residential entrance lobby. The C-shaped building will allow for the maximum accessibility of light and air for all units on an especially narrow site. Each unit will also have their own private deck, and a rooftop tenant deck will provide views of South Park.
Fig & Flower Micro Units
Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2016 Area: 950,000 sqft. + 1500 Car Garage +1000 Bike Parking Status: On the Boards
Schematic design for an 1800 micro-unit mixed-use building near USC. Building would include ground floor retail, a huge open space component in the form of a raised interior courtyard, and outdoor space for every unit through patios and balconies.
Location: Hayward, CA Year Designed: 2008-2009 Area: 153,000 sqft. + 750 Car Garage Status: On the Boards
A part of the Hayward City Center mixed-use campus, the Hayward City Center Apartments is an extremely creative solution to add value to what would have otherwise been an undevelopable site. At present, a 750 stall long-span garage is located on the acre and-a-half site, with 500 of those stalls dedicated to the adjacent office tower. Razing the garage and replacing those 500 stalls would have been exceedingly expensive, while the local planning code allowed for the addition of over 160 dwelling units. By adding a long-span transfer slab that is largely structurally-independent from the existing garage, we were able to accommodate 162 new dwelling units in 3 separate buildings while keeping these additions under the height limit for wood-framed constriction. In addition, the overlap of residential and commercial parking needs allowed for a shared parking agreement between uses that allowed more dwelling units to be built,
The residential buildings house a broad mix of studios, 1 & 2-bedroom units and townhouses and are clad in a fiber-cement rainscreen and glass storefront system, matching the other buildings on the campus
Traction Avenue Lofts
Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2008 Area: 47,000 sqft. Units: 18 Status: On the Boards
This project is an 18 unit apartment building designed for a narrow triangular site in downtown Los Angeles. The building is divided into two segments, a rectangular portion with a regular and repeated structural pattern, and an irregular triangle that takes advantage of the corner, and allows for a large expanse of glass at each of those four living rooms.
The design has a skip stop corridor that occurs on the second and fourth floors only; this creates eight 2-story units that have double height living rooms with open lofts. The first floor units have large garden spaces off the back of the building provided by the angled shape of the site. The ground floor will contain parking and a small street front retail space.
Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2006 Status: On the Boards
Conceived in homage to Mies van der Rohe's crystalline high-rise concepts of the 1920's, the 1111 Wilshire project will feature prominently in the Los Angeles skyline once complete. The massing of the tower was designed to maximize views and reduce the appearance of bulkiness. A conventional rectangular floor plate was broken in two and slightly shifted to increase the number of true corner units and create a narrow profile while keeping the core and circulation to a minimum.
A channel glass lined podium supports a boutique hotel on the lower floors and open, light-filled residential units above. Several outdoor roof decks are located at various points in the building that provide the residents with breath-taking views all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Location: West Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2001 Area: 30,000 sqft. (12 Units) Status: Completed (2003)
The design challenge for these luxury condominium townhomes proved to be a difficult one - creating large, open units with a good degree of privacy on a small site. The client desired Philadelphia-style Rowhouses, each with a 3-car garage and private elevator. In addition, each unit needed to be private with intimate internal spaces, but open and filled with light and air.
The design solution required a partial sub-grade motor court and private garages below a concrete transfer slab, with the three-story, Type-V townhomes above. Through a meticulous layout, each unit was designed with 10-foot ceilings and large windows while maintaining the privacy of the residents.
Good Samaritan Site
Location: Los Angeles, CA Year Designed: 2007 Area: 4 Acres Residential: 750 Units Retail: 40,000 SqFt. Parking: 1,100 Stalls Status: On the Boards
The project consists of three mixed-use buildings and 1 existing 8-story building organized around an at-grade landscaped paseo. The semi-public space is located near the center of the block and is lined with retail and residential tenant amenity as aces to create a pedestrian friendly environment in both the center of the site and along the streets that bound the property. The paseo also serves to break up the building massing and functions as a fire lane.
Care was taken to integrate an existing 8-story building on the site into the new construction portion of the project,. The former medical office building will be converted to live/work units as per the City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance. A majority of the parking will be located in a sub-grade garage with three access points, one from each street. The remaining balance of the parking will be located in an above grade garage along the southern property line of the site that will be lined with retail and tenant amenity spaces.