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At AO’s Multifamily Studio, we believe that a successful multifamily project captures and contributes to the spirit of its surroundings, while providing cost-effective solutions for its developer. The efficiently-planned and well-designed residential project is the foundation of any successful community.

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HYTUCK Yields Up to 50 DU/AC Utilizing Non-Structured Parking and Type V Construction

by AO

Today’s competitive marketplace demands practical solutions. So we’ve gone back to basics, leveraging AO’s highly disciplined approach to architecture to develop HyTuck, a revolutionary on-grade building design solution allowing multifamily developers to maximize density like never before. Designed in three- and four-story configurations, HyTuck3 and HyTuck4 are efficient and feasible solutions making apartment development viable and housing more attainable.

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Legacy Partners Plans 200 Apartments Near Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance

by Steve Sharp | Urbanize Los Angeles

A large apartment complex is set to rise a short walk west of the Del Amo Fashion Center, according to a sustainable communities environmental assessment recently published by the City of Torrance. Legacy Partners, a Bay Area real estate development firm, is the applicant behind the project, which would rise at the northeast corner of Del Amo Circle West and Carson Street, replacing a 2.8-acre parking lot which serves an adjoining office complex.

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New Apartment Community in Duarte Offers a Range of Rental Options in the San Gabriel Valley


Esperanza at Duarte Station, a new Class A 344-unit, five-story apartment community in the San Gabriel Valley city of Duarte, has been completed and is now open to the public. The project is a development of MBK Rental Living and Haseko Corporation.

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1,100-unit Apartment Project Moves Ahead in Santa Ana

By Katie Murar | Orange County Business Journal

Warner, a 1,100 unit wrap development is expected to begin construction this year. This is one of many new developments designed by AO coming to Santa Ana soon.

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419-unit Senior Affordable Housing Complex Completed in Santa Ana

By Steven Sharp | Urbanize L.A.

The Metro East Senior Park Apartments developed by AMG, The Pacific Companies, and Jamboree Housing, consists of a six-story, 461,000sf building in Santa Ana's Metro East mixed use zone. The podium-type complex includes 419 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

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Wood Framing Takes Form at 644-unit Alexan NoHo West Development

By Steven Sharpe | Urbanize L.A.

NoHo West is taking shape in North Hollywood. The future 644-unit multifamily community will transform the underutilized site of a former Macy’s into a vibrant mixed-use lifestyle center, befitting one of the San Fernando Valley’s most active commercial corridors.

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Second of Three Multifamily Projects Complete in Santa Ana

Connect California

AO and multifamily developer Alliance Residential recently completed Broadstone Archive, a 403-unit mixed-use rental community located in Santa Ana, CA. The five-story building is the second of three multifamily communities developed in Park & Paseo.

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Optimism, New Habits Abound in 2021

By Nellie Day | Western Real Estate Business

AO Partner RC Alley and other commercial real estate experts throughout the West see light at the end of the tunnel as we head into 2021.

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Modular Housing Design | A Podcast Sharing Insights on Modular Design & Construction Today

AO Partner, RC Alley was a guest on Modular Building Institute's podcast "Inside Modular". Listen as RC shares his insights on the value of collaboration, the importance of finding an affordable housing solution, and how affordable modular housing projects can be designed to stand out or blend in with any aesthetic.

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Modular Housing Design | A Podcast Sharing Insights on Modular Design & Construction Today

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AO Retains Top Spot Among OC Architecture Firms as the Industry Plans Around Coronavirus

Peter J. Brennan | Orange County Business Journal

Architectural firms appear to be adjusting well to the coronavirus, reporting a 4% increase in OC billings, according to the annual Business Journal ranking. This finding rings true for AO, who retained its top spot among the largest firms in Orange County for the second year in a row.

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Utilizing Modular Design & Construction: A Solution to the Nation’s Housing Shortage

By RC Alley, AO | Builder & Developer

In some parts of the country, particularly California, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened an already severe housing crisis. Modular design and construction can help alleviate housing shortages and deliver efficiencies that address some of the biggest challenges facing the multifamily sector today.

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