The architectonic assemblage of this mixed-use project draws its inspiration from the maritime elements seen on San Diego Bay, some 300 feet to the west, while the spatial character is defined by the urban framework of its downtown context. The design also incorporates the geometries of the grid shift while capitalizing on the sloping landscape and panoramic views.

The angled vertical bays of the tower evoke images of sails while affording spectacular views of the harbor. The stacked units of the mid-rise are like cargo shipping containers. A strong street-wall pays respect to the city environs with retail and commercial uses along the main street, thereby strengthening the charm and character of the Little Italy community.