The architectural theme focuses on the richness and authenticity of the project's downtown locale, while simultaneously providing the street edges with retail uses, live-work units, and residential entry stoops. The massing and fenestration respect the rectilinear block configuration and take advantage of the opportunity for views of the strip and the surrounding mountain ranges.

The strong expression of the 15-story tower anchors the project at the corner of Fourth and Bonneville. The tower's transparent street facades blur the lines between the private and public realms so that the street becomes the “urban front yard” of the complex.



This high-density, mixed-use residential development is unique in its solution of treating the exterior facade of an above grade public parking structure. Loft style units, many with double-height spaces, encompass the ninety-foot tall garage on two sides. Live/work capability at the ground floor provides the pedestrian level with sidewalk accessible uses important to an active and safe urban street.

The facades are dynamically composed of contemporary urban materials such as exposed structural concrete, complemented with expansive glass windows, projecting balconies and orange corrugated metal siding. The building is pulled back from the garage on the west side to allow for daylight and natural ventilation of the parking structure.


DOMA Lofts and Towns

This mixed-use development covers a full city block at the core of a grid shift in the Little Italy District. Its configuration and location along a major connector created a unique building opportunity. The design parti was to promote a downtown connector – Kettner Boulevard – with a well-defined, pedestrian-friendly street wall while incorporating the restoration of an early 20th century art deco building and clock tower. Additionally, the dichotomy of the project's massing captured the eclectic aesthetics of the context and produced a variety of housing types (lofts, shopkeeper units, carriage units and townhomes). The resulting architecture is urbane in its timeless character and devoid of clichés.


Cortez Blu

This high-rise point tower, at 283 units per acre, has the highest density of any development in downtown. Situated atop Cortez Hill, the project pays homage to the landmark El Cortez Hotel by repeating its stepped volumes, street-edge base, planar shaft, and articulated crown top.