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AIA Silicon Valley Honors Las Palmas Modular at 2020 Design Awards

Steinberg Hart’s Las Palmas Modular project was recognized at AIA Silicon Valley’s 2020 Design Awards, winning prestigious Honor Award in the Unbuilt Category. The AIA Silicon Valley Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Silicon Valley individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. 

Las Palmas Modular is an innovative modular micro-unit project, featuring 200-units for a total of 117,250 SF. Located in the heart of Hollywood, the residences sit atop 15,000 SF of retail and restaurant space. Compact living spaces benefit from large communal rooftop terraces with sweeping views of the Hollywood hills and greater Los Angeles. The building is sculpted by the insertion of linked open spaces with different programs and plant-palettes to create adjacencies between landscape and individuals’ units.

The project utilizes SB35 incentives to eliminate the required parking and its modular building-system is designed to speed up construction and occupancy. The fully-finished modules are supported by a concrete podium deck, allowing this project to adaptively reuse the existing historic brick retail building as part of the new complex. This ‘kit-of-parts’ system allows for the project to be used on sites, such as this 480’ x 55’ lot, which, otherwise, are unfeasibly narrow or constricted for traditional building systems and normal structured parking. Taking the ubiquitous Los Angeles rooftop one step further, the design creates terraces in the sky, embedding outdoor landscape components into the units themselves.

Learn more about the project here.

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