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Wilshire Vermont Station Apts. & TOD Plaza

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Architect: Arquitectonica

 

Located on more than three acres, this new mixed-use development consists of six levels of residential apartments (449 units), built above 36,000 sq. ft of commercial retail space on the ground level. The design integrated public spaces—the street and public plaza —with private outdoor environments. The project is located above an existing MTA Metro Rail subway station and includes a new entry into the station, considered a major public transportation hub in Los Angeles. The consultant team coordinated the project's design with the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative’s master plan.

 

The development's main plaza is vibrant in its use of color and pattern. “Sparkly” pavers and larger-than-life red pots, planted with tall bamboo, add visual interest and scale to the plaza. AHBE Landscape Architects provided design through construction administration services for planting, irrigation, and hardscape.