North Park, CA

This design was a challenge to retrofit an existing warehouse into a multipurpose building that combines residential and self-storage.  The loading ramp gave us access to the lower level for parking and storefront retail with the residential townhouses above.  We used a green wall element and roof gardens to emphasize the sustainable influence on the project design.  The project also incorporated rainwater run-off and porous paving in the retail parking area.  Creating such a diverse economic basis for an adaptive re-use project allowed us the freedom to create a more modern and clean architectural response. 

design process

This was a building that gave us an opportunity to create some unique townhouses with some minimal, green design features. 

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