Los Angeles, CA
2300 Beverly is situated within Historic Filipino town, just west of Downtown Los Angeles. Here, a combination of 52 affordable and market rate apartments sit atop commercial space. The 62,000 sq ft building addresses the current housing crisis that exists in Los Angeles by providing a dense urban mix of residential units that occupy a city block. A strong concrete base grounds the project. The first-floor commercial spaces activate the boulevard and provide a pedestrian experience at the sidewalk, mediating between the public activity at the street and the apartments above. The residences are organized around a central courtyard that opens to views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline. The courtyard serves as a social space for the residents and it is from here where all of the units are accessed. The apartments at the courtyard level consist of flats with 2 story townhomes located on the 3rd and 4th levels.