CriterionSanta Monica, CA
Criterion Santa Monica, LLC
22,514 sf – 0.52 Acres
32 Rent-controlled Apartments
Completed & Occupied, 2015
2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Best Mixed-Use Project
2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Best Rehabilitation Project
An existing 3-story building housing retail, apartments and a movie theater has been re-imagined as a commercial property with thirty-two refurbished rent-controlled apartments on the corner of Arizona Avenue and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
Joining the retail portion of the ground floor to the former theater portion at the rear creates two retail spaces fronting the promenade with loading and ancillary spaces along the rear alley. The existing sub-grade theaters will be demolished and expanded providing basement storage for the retail tenant above.
An open air second floor terrace adjoining Arizona Avenue and atriums centered mid-floor at the second and third level offices will furnish light and vision for the new office tenants.
Avalon Huntington BeachHuntington Beach, CA
378 Luxury Residential Apartments
Completed & Occupied, 2016
LEED Gold Certified
Avalon Huntington Beach is a vibrant and sustainable Mixed-Use community in Huntington Beach, a premier seaside city, in Southern California. This Transit Oriented Development is located adjacent to a regional transit center, premier shopping, a college campus, and is at the heart of the Town Center Neighborhood redevelopment area. At near 100 DU/AC, the proposal for this catalytic project was a first in the City.
A pedestrian-oriented community, Avalon Huntington Beach is a compact, infill development surrounded by sustainably landscaped outdoor living areas. At the street level, pedestrian connections, retail spaces, and live/work lofts are designed to continue the urban fabric of the adjacent neighborhood.
A landscaped Pedestrian Passage lined with art-glass connects the two five-story-and-mezzanine buildings on this 3.8 acres site. Each building has four stories of housing over a retail/leasing/parking podium. Secured parking for the residents is provided in the subterranean garage below. In addition to the 378 residential units, Avalon Huntington Beach also includes 10,000 sf. of specialty retail space.
In keeping with the Southern California lifestyle, this community features a series of outdoor living spaces to accommodate a variety of activities. Amenities offered include a resort-style pool and spa surrounded by outdoor lounge and dining areas with fireplaces and BBQs. A two-story Clubhouse houses the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and the Community Lounge. Two roof terraces and the Sky-Lounge complete the community’s outdoor living experience.
Avalon Huntington Beach is a LEED for Homes Gold certified sustainable community.
The CrescentBeverly Hills, CA
J.H. Snyder Company
1.75 Acres – 76,230 sf
88 Luxury Units
2.25 FAR – 51 du/ac
This mixed-use project at the edge of downtown Beverly Hills includes the first new apartment building in the district in two decades. The luxury project consists of 12 townhouses and 76 apartments, as well as a 40,000 square foot office building.
The two-story townhouses have a “brownstone” expression, with individual street-front entries and gardens, responding to the residential street.
The apartments above are set back from the townhouses, and are arranged in an “E” plan configuration, optimizing orientation to richly landscaped podium gardens and to the residential street below. Building massing steps down towards the lower-scaled residential street.
A ground level motor court entry serves the project. The street-front townhouses line two parking levels. Additional parking is provided underground.
Eastown – BLVD6200Hollywood, CA
1.13 Million sf
Retail / Restaurant:
3.6 FAR – 140 du/ac
1,027 Apartments & 38 Live/Work
Phase I Completed 2014
Phase II – Under
The Eastown & BLVD6200 Project is a 1.13 million square foot mixed-use development that spans both sides of Hollywood Blvd. A large-scale sustainable project that harmoniously integrates rental housing, affordable housing, public open space, street level live-work units, neighborhood-serving retail, and parking comprised of approximately 2,696 spaces of subterranean and above-grade parking to accommodate the residential tenants and guests, the retail users, and the adjacent Pantages Theater patrons.
Sited across from the Los Angeles Metro Red Line Station, the community provides visitors, residents and customers the opportunity for either on-site parking or transit accessibility.
Jefferson @ HollywoodHollywood, CA
JPI California Development
8,500 sf ground-floor retail
Occupied July 2010
Occupying half a city block near an iconic intersection (and Metro subway station) in Hollywood, a new 6-story building provides 270 apartments and live-work units, 8,500sf of retail space and parking for building occupants as well as replacement parking for commercial neighbors.
Studio- one- and two-bedroom apartments are accommodated on five floors of Type-III wood-frame construction over a concrete podium, with ground floor parking contained within a perimeter of retail shops and live-work units. Three additional subterranean parking levels accommodate a total of 757 stalls.
Being an urban project with streets or alleys on four sides, the building’s street wall is highly three-dimensional and articulated, and its expression responds to the diverse context.
A tower element with a flight of balconies rising above roof level to a ziggurat crown evokes the historic art deco office towers of nearby Hollywood Boulevard, and marks the building’s main entrance and leasing office.
The curve of a busy thoroughfare at the northwest corner is marked by a deconstructed, billboard-wrapped drum – a modern, sculptural element reflecting the motion of the street and acting as a beacon welcoming visitors to Hollywood. Retail shops and live-work units line the three adjacent streets.
In the central courtyard, upper level bridges, views to streets, trees and plantings combine to provide a series of outdoor rooms. A south-facing suite of resident facilities opens to the swimming pool with spa, firepit, sunning decks and cabanas.
Latitude 33Marina Del Rey, CA
3.5 Acres – 152,428 sf
35 du/ac – 1.69 FAR
Sky: 45 Tower Condos
Sunbrook Partners / Lennar Homes
*Winner of the 2012 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Adaptive Re-Use Project
Boardwalk: 27 3-Story Lofts
Sunbrook Partners / Lennar Homes
Beach: 50 Townhomes
*Winner of the 2012 Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Multi-Family Housing Project
This adaptive re-use project includes the demolition of all structures occupying the site, with the exception of the nine-story tower located at the northeast corner of the site. The existing office tower has been renovated for residential use with 45 new luxury condominiums, which include 12 affordable units, a new building lobby, and amenity and retail space on the ground floor. Work included structural upgrades as well as replacement of the exterior curtain wall and window system.
The project also includes the replacement of other structures on the property with the new construction of 27 3-story podium lofts and 50 townhouse-style residences.
Janss CourtSanta Monica, CA
The Janss Corporation
7 Acres – 30,000 sf
37,000 sf – 32 Ocean View units
This landmark mixed-use project became the blueprint for high-density solutions in Santa Monica. The Janss Court is a seven-story building located on a 30,000 square foot parcel. The ground floor houses a four-plex theatre and two restaurants within 33,798 square feet. Located above are three floors of office space within approximately 56,000 square feet. The building is topped with 32 upscale rental apartments located on three floors.
Located at the terminus of the Third Street Promenade, in the process of redevelopment after years of neglect and abandonment by the public, this project was regarded by the City of Santa Monica as the keystone building. With its movie theaters, restaurants, offices and apartments this complex would be instrumental in the revitalization of the mall and so the City did what it could to streamline the development process.
By creating a 20-foot passageway connecting the mall to the proposed City-owned parking structure to the east and by complying with all City Planning requirements, the developer was granted a FAR bonus enabling him to build 30,000 square feet of residential space above the four levels of commercial space.
Holly Street VillagePasadena, CA
Janss Corporation & The Pasadena RDA
374 Rental Units
1.8 FAR – 85 du/ac
1994 Gold Nugget Grand Award
Best Apartment Project Four or More Stories
1994 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Best Mixed-Use Project
1995 L.A. Business Council Urban Beautification Award
This development is a paradigm for mixed-use development in Southern California. Comprised of a light-rail station, retail, affordable housing and restaurant space with sidewalk café-style dining, this urban village contains 374 rental apartments (20% dedicated to lower income families), including unfinished ‘artist loft’ units in the adaptively reused and restored Hall of Justice Building. Additionally, the project includes the reuse and restoration of the historically significant YMCA Building, which now houses 120 single-room occupancy units. In order to maximize the available site area, the adjacent railroad right-of-way was covered in long-span construction; and units were built directly over the train tracks. Within the garage is a dedicated ‘shell’ for the MetroRail Blue Line Train Station, linking this area to downtown Los Angeles
5600 WilshireLos Angeles, CA
2.63 Acres -114,560 sf
108 du/ac – 2.75 FAR
Completed, November, 2008
On Wilshire Boulevard in urban Los Angeles, this project provides 284 apartments close to jobs, shops, cultural amenities and a future Metro subway station. An entire city block, the project responds to the conditions along its perimeter. Multiple entries activate the streets with pedestrian life.
The Boulevard edge offers neighborhood-serving ground floor retail and an expression recalling the 1930s department store once occupying the site, with corner cylindrical and lively central curtain wall elements.
Green features including materials selections and low water use landscaping are integral to the design. The first multi-family building in California to receive both LEED Silver certification and City of Los Angeles Green Building Program certification.
1207 4th StreetSanta Monica, CA
Johannes Van Tilburg, FAIA
1st Floor: Retail
2nd-4th Floors: Offices
Penthouse: 3 Live/Work Suites
Winner of the 2000 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Mixed-Use Project, the innovative design of this unique building is a true blend of 3 mediums; Commercial, Retail and Residential (Live/Work). Located in the heart of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade District, the building led the way for high-density design in a tightly-woven neighborhood. Retail businesses occupy the 1st floor, while the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors are comprised of offices with individual suites ranging from 2,500sf to 6,300sf. Topping off the the construction are 3 penthouse suites offering 800-2,040 sf live/work residences with commanding Pacific Ocean views from large terraces.
Playa del Oro &Westchester, Los Angeles, CA
Playa del Oro West
Phase I: Playa del Oro
405 Luxury Apartments
79 du/ac – 3.1 FAR
Phase II: Playa del Oro West
3.03 Acres – 131,943 sf
260 Luxury Apartments
550 sf to 1,725 sf
85 du/ac – 1.97 FAR
Completed, 4th Qtr 2015
Providing luxury housing a ten-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and five minutes from the beach, Playa del Oro is sited at the junction of Lincoln Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, two highly-traveled transportation routes. Available to residents within the complex are a resort-style pool, exercise facility and relaxing spa complete with sauna & steam room. The redevelopment also accommodates the surrounding neighborhood with an infusion of popular retail destinations.
Palazzo WestwoodWestwood Village, Los Angeles, CA
Casden Glendon LLC
350 Luxury Apartments
Palazzo Westwood Village is a unique mixed-use residential and commercial community located in the historic Westwood Village within walking distance of prime retail, cultural attractions, business districts, the UCLA campus, and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
Embracing the architectural traditions of Westwood Village, Palazzo Westwood fits comfortably into the Village environment with themes inspired by the world-famous Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Unique fountains with custom, hand-painted tiles imported from around the world and lush courtyards are prominent design features found throughout the community.
Residents at Palazzo Westwood enjoy resort style living with amenities that include a world class health spa (featuring a state of the art fitness center, exercise studio, celebrity trainers, and a 30 foot rock climbing wall), edgeless infinity pool, concierge services and an executive business center and conference room.