Veil lifts for affordable housing at 2721 Wilshire Boulevard in Westlake

by Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA

The tarp is gone at 2721 Wilshire Boulevard, revealing the white exterior new affordable housing complex across the street from Lafayette Park in Westlake. The project from Los Angeles Housing Partnership and Richman Group, which replaced a surface parking lot adjacent to the historic Bryson building, consists of a new six-story edifice which will feature 64 apartments.

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OCBJ The List: Top Architecture Firms
OCBJ Top Architecture Firms The List

by Orange County Business Journal

Notable projects include Solis Park, The Residences at Brea, Ramsays Kitchen, Harrah's Las Vegas, DSRT Surf, Hoag Dove Canyon Medical Center, and Manila Data Center.

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Back To The Basics
Back To The Basics

by Nellie Day | Shopping Center Business

This may be the “new normal” post-COVID, but it also feels like a bygone era. At least if you visit many of today’s prominent retail centers. That’s because many architects note the current trends center around what’s familiar. They emphasize small-town charm, basic designs that maximize flexibility, and oftentimes utilize what’s already well-known and loved.

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Toll Brothers Secures $65M Financing for Phoenix Apartments

by The Real Deal

The homebuilder’s apartment division secured $65 million in construction financing from Banc of California for Henri,  a 313-unit collaboration with EJF Capital in Phoenix, Multi-Housing News reported. The development was first unveiled in October 2022, and ground was broken on the site in July.

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AMLI Residential Enters SD Market

by Ray Huard | San Diego Business Journal

A Chicago-based real estate developer, AMLI Residential, is planning its first entry into the San Diego County market with the planned construction of a Kearny Mesa apartment building. Dubbed AMLI Aero for its location at the corner of Aero Drive and Aero Court at 3585 Aero Court, the seven-story building will have 434 apartments.

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Clearwater At Glendora, Glendora, Calif.: Photo Tour

by Tracey Walker | Environments for Aging

Clearwater at Glendora in Glendora, Calif. is a two-story, luxury assisted living and memory support community comprising 117 units. Those include 188 assisted living and 29 memory care units with studio, companion, and one- and two-bedroom options.

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Costa Mesa Passed Measure K to Spur Housing. Now, a 1,050-unit Project is in the Pipeline
hive live Costa Mesa Passed Measure K to Spur Housing

by Sara Cardine | LA Times

Costa Mesa residents Tuesday got a glimpse of “Hive Live,” a 1,050-unit residential development planned for a 14.25-acre parcel currently being used as creative office space and a training field for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Surf ATL Pool Moves Forward With New Team Additions

by Wave Pool Magazine

Surf ATL announced the addition of Brian Stovall, Brandon Lower, AO and others to the team. The company said in a statement that Brian Stovall of Icon Leisure will bring his 20+ years of expertise in venue management/operations to the project while Brandon will keep the sporting side vibrant.

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On the Move: Arthur Osorio Promoted to Vice President of Technology
Arthur Osorio Promoted VP

by Sumer Bowles | Orange County Business Journal

Leading full-service architecture firm, AO, proudly announces the promotion of Arthur Osorio to VP of Technology. In this new role, he continues to guide the firm’s technology innovation efforts while leading a team responsible for the support of existing technology solutions. Emphasizing process improvement and automation, Arthur works to ensure that every team member at AO has access to the most effective tools and resources that best serve the needs of their projects and clients.

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Market Shifts Reignite Plans for The Central Park Mixed-Use
Market Shifts Reignite Plans for Central Park Phoenix

by AZBEX Staff

COVID and the social and market repercussions of the post-pandemic shift have created new development opportunities yielding tens of millions of square feet and hundreds of thousands of new units, not to mention hundreds of millions of words written about the phenomenon over tens of thousands of news articles.

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AMLI Residential Breaks Ground on First San Diego Project
AMLI Residential Breaks Ground on First San Diego Project

by Leah Draffen | MFE

AMLI Residential has broken ground on its first project in the San Diego market. AMLI Aero is one of the first luxury rental developments to kick off construction as part of Kearny Mesa’s 2020 redevelopment plan, which aims to transform the primarily industrial neighborhood into an urban center.

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Multifamily Series: Refinement in Luxury Living
Multifamily Series: Refinement in Luxury Living

by Barbara Ballinger | National Association of Realtors

At the high end, for-sale and rental multifamily luxury housing delivers the crème de la crème in technology, concierge-style services and amenities. Location still ranks high in the luxury space. Safety, walkability, access to greenery and superior views top the location list, says Ximena Rodriguez, principal and director of interior design at CetraRuddy in New York City. The 200 Amsterdam Avenue condominium building there, for which her firm served as interior designer, offers luxury in its proximity to Lincoln Center’s cultural offerings and Central Park.

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In The Glass-Wrapped Westfield Topanga Mall Expansion, ‘Topanga Social’ Is A Hit
Westfield Topanga Mall Expansion

by Los Angeles Daily News

Welcome to Topanga Social, the hot new eatery district built inside the upscale Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park that brags of 27 eateries, bars and culinary offerings. Upon its opening on May 11, Topanga Social offered in San Fernando Valley the first-ever outposts of hot L.A. pop-ups, as well as popular entrepreneurs from the area’s restaurant scene, an indoor/outdoor cocktail garden, three bars, a “speakeasy” style secret arcade and live entertainment.

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California Local Rocks Inspire Recognized Sustainable Community Park Design
Community Park Design

by The Construction Specifier

The design for the Confluence Park in Santa Clarita, California, features sloped roofs, reminiscent of the iconic landforms in the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. The park is a recipient of multiple awards for its overall design and sustainability features.

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AO and CBRE Host 2ⁿᵈ Annual SoCal Development Market Overview
AO and CBRE Host 2ⁿᵈ Annual SoCal Development Market Overview


The second annual SoCal Development Market Overview brings together executives across the commercial real estate spectrum for an evening of networking and valuable insights. This year’s roster of distinguished speakers includes former Mayor of Anaheim Curt Pringle, Jim Andersen of Chelsea Investment Corporation, Brian Rupp with Shopoff, Partner with Allen Matkins Caroline Chase, and many more.

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Harmonizing Roof: Clay & Concrete Roofing Adorn Hotel in San Juan Capistrano, California
Harmonizing Roof: Clay & Concrete Roofing Adorn Hotel in San Juan Capistrano

by Ann Iten | Western Roofing Magazine

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, a Marriott hotel, marries Spanish architecture with modern convenience. Offering 188 rooms, the four-star hotel celebrates the history of San Juan Capistrano, California, and the esteemed Spanish Mission just across the street. Its roof is central to accomplishing just that.

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AO Celebrates the Completion of Exciting Community Spaces at Solis Park in Great Park Neighborhood of Irvine
AO Completion Community at Solis Park

by Idea Hall

Among the plentiful amenities available to residents of Solis Park, a community within Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhood, architecture firm AO is excited to reveal the completion of “The Cave,” an impressive resort-style community pool and lounge, and “The Cove” community event center. Interior and architectural designers at AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning 17 industries, drew inspiration from nature’s elements, prehistoric art and the California landscape to create the one-of-a-kind poolside amenity and gathering space.

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AO-Designed Topanga Social Opens at Westfield Topanga Mall

Featured in Rent TV | AO

Topanga Social, a new 55k sf dining hall at Westfield’s Topanga Mall in the western San Fernando Valley, has opened to the public. The project, part of the 250k square-foot renovation and expansion of Westfield Topanga Center, is the result of a design collaboration between PGAL, AvroKO, and AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum.

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This Week’s LA Deal Sheet
This Week's LA Deal Sheet

by Bianca Barragan | BISNOW

Kearny Real Estate Co. and Dune Real Estate Partners plan to develop Harbor Logistics Center, a new 163K SF industrial facility to replace a renovated office campus in Santa Ana. Construction is projected to begin in the first quarter of 2024.

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Gastronomy Destination Topanga Social Opens May 11th at Westfield Topanga
Topanga Social Opens May 11th at Westfield Topanga

by Topanga Social

The revolutionary food hall Topanga Social opens to the public on May 11th, bringing 27 of Los Angeles' most coveted eateries, bars and culinary names to the new dining, entertainment, and luxury retail district at Westfield Topanga. A joint creative venture between dining and hospitality global leader Earl Enterprises and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield , Topanga Social boasts brand-new concepts...

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