Santa Ana, California
The design is an inventive re-imagining of typical urban infill residential developments, distinguished by innovative land-planning and dramatic architecture. The strong building forms are varied in height, length and shape and further enlivened with bold color, pattern and texture. Unapologetic of its scale, color and Modernist roots, The Marke is filled with amenities on par with high-end boutique hotels and provides social gathering spaces and activities that bind the community together, redefining Orange County apartment life. Located in a suburban office park which now allows for mixed-uses, the design skillfully mediates the vast scale differences between the large office buildings and nearby single-family homes and allows for pedestrian passages through the site, threading together the disparate neighborhood. Containing 300 market-rate apartment units in three buildings on a 4-acre site in Santa Ana, California, the project also contains a one-acre amenity deck on top of a 5-story parking garage, large courtyards and lush landscaping.