Spanning 11 buildings, this development sits on 31 acres and features seven retail and restaurant buildings, two core and shell office buildings and a pavilion. Each retail building features concrete footings, block walls and steel joist structures with precast, brick and EIFS exteriors. Both office buildings are steel and concrete with glass, brick, EIFS and precast exteriors.
The new Hoag Health Care Center Dove Canyon amplifies the client's commitment to providing the highest comprehensive care to the greater communities of Trabuco Canyon, Coto De Caza, and Rancho Santa Margarita. The design for this modern urgent care and family practice was inspired by the unique community character and natural canyon setting.
Greystar Real Estate Partners has broken ground on a new apartment community, City North Residential Phase II, in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The phase will add 348 more residences to the overarching City North master plan. It is being developed alongside equity partner SofMac Partners and lender Security Benefit Life Insurance. These residences are in addition to the 272 homes that are currently under construction as part of Phase I of the development.
by John Caulfield | Building Design + Construction
Over the past year or so, California-based AO has enjoyed a bump in its retail design assignments that, according to its Managing Partner Rob Budetti, can be attributed mostly to retail being integrated into larger mixed-use projects—one of the leading retail design trends today.
[CLIC] is the only Hotel Conference that focuses on the California Hotel Market and [CLIC] Connect is our official interview show. Joining the conversation today is Tom Bergerson, Principal AO and we are talking about All things Hotel Development, Hotel Enhanced Mixed-Use Development, Entitlements, Construction, Supply Chains and getting the Hotel Open.
A proposed 1.1-million-square-foot commercial development slated for the site of the shuttered Fry's Electronics store in Warner Center has cleared a key obstacle. At its meeting on October 26, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to reject two appeals which sought to block the construction of District at Warner Center, a mixed-use complex proposed by Kaplan Companies.
Humphreys and Partners, Gensler, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Niles Bolton Associates, and AO top the ranking of the nation's largest multifamily housing sector architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report
Jack Selman’s architectural journey began in 1974 when he founded Architects Orange (AO). Starting with retrofitting a condemned building in Old Town Orange, his innate talent flourished. A graduate of UC Berkeley and an NCARB-certified architect, his passion for design fueled AO’s growth to a leading Orange County firm with 17 specialized studios.
In south Downtown, an area long marked by light-industrial uses, car lots, repair shops, and scattered local artisans and retailers, large residential projects are becoming prominent features of the neighborhood. Locals Boyer Company have submitted design review plans for a two-building, 348-unit project between Main and West Temple on the south side of 800 South. Just to west is The Charli, the adaptive reuse and new construction building by CW Urban.
by John Caulfield | Building Design + Construction
Dana Point, Calif., is a coastal city in Orange County best known for its harbor. Lately, the city’s downtown area has become more appealing to visitors and residents alike, thanks in part to redevelopment that has created more live-work-play options. Prado West is one such project. This mixed-use development on 2.3 acres consists of three buildings that encompass 32,500 sf of retail and restaurant space, 109 apartments with 50 floor plans, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Out of nearly 240 nominations, the jurors selected 12 grand winners and 11 merit winners. In addition, the jurors selected Atlas at Park & Paseo, the grand winner in the mid-rise category, as the Multifamily Project of the Year. Developed by Alliance Residential and designed by AO, Atlas is the third and final phase of Park & Paseo.
A short walk from LA Historic Park in Chinatown, a food processing facility has made way for the neighborhood's next housing and commercial development. The property, located at 1457 N. Main Street, was recently approved for the construction of a six-story structure which would contain 376 studio and one-bedroom apartments on its upper floors and 6,448 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
by Ioanna Magiati and Paolo Leon | Work Design Magazine
As the first generation of digital natives, Generation Z aka Gen Z (born between 1997 and 2012) is highly accustomed to a technology-first lifestyle. Their penchant towards digital connectivity was solidified during the COVID-19 pandemic, where Gen Z quickly adapted to technology that paved the way for remote work with programs like Zoom and Teams.
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.
As the third and final phase of mixed-use Park & Paseo, Atlas is part of a transformed industrial site on 18 acres in California’s central Orange County. Neighboring the historic Marine Air Corps Station, the five-story wrap building’s unique massing and angled glass curtain walls were inspired by iconic blimp hangars that still stand nearby.
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.
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.
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.