Arcadia Retail and Medical Office
Arcadia, California - Under Entitlement
The project is located in one of the most prominent corners of the City of Arcadia, in close proximity to the Freeway 210 and the new Arcadia Gold Line Station (a light rail train).
The building design maximizes the allowable density and zero lot condition for the site (no setbacks) while complying with the permitted 45 feet maximum height.
In order to accommodate the required parking, in addition of the on grade spaces, the design is creating two underground levels accessible with two-way circular ramps.
The heart of the project is an “open lobby” that operates as well as an entry plaza. This space houses the two elevators and a monumental staircase that connects all the three upper floors and the two underground parking levels. A metallic skin wraps around the open lobby and it grows towards the front façade becoming louvers protecting the large glass openings.
To celebrate sustainability and the Southern California climate, the underground levels receive light and ventilation through large light wells eliminating the need of mechanical air exhaust while making a more lively use of those vehicular and pedestrian spaces.