Oliver McMillan / Capri Capital Partners LLC
San Diego, California
Pappageorge Haymes Partners
226 Parking Spaces
5,500 SF Retail/Commercial
Gold Nugget Merit Award, Best Multifamily Community, from the California Building Industry Association (CBIA)
Situated on a 45,000 square-foot lot at Park Boulevard and G Street in Downtown San Diego, this mixed-use project is conceived as a piece of sculpture, intended as a poised and urbane presence within the East Village neighborhood. Designed as a singular object, its faĂ§ade is modulated by a carefully-scaled, dynamic interplay between solid and void. The residential floors are seen as a sleek, clean white volume supported by round concrete â€śpilotis,â€ť or columns. This volume is interrupted by a glazed window wall that signifies the buildingâ€™s entry on Thirteenth Avenue. Overall, an elemental palette of exposed concrete, glass, and white, modified limestone creates a minimal and contemporary aesthetic, contrasting favorably with recently-built adjoining projects, while still retaining a scale and flavor appropriate to the neighborhood context. The building includes common areas for residents at the ground floor and an extensive, lushly landscaped rooftop deck.
Photography: Brady Architectural Photography, Jonathan Kurtz/VCCUSA, Pappageorge Haymes Partners