The Residences at Pacific City

WINNER   |   Best Low-Rise Apartment Community (5 Stories or Less)

Best Low-Rise Apartment Community

Nominated By:      UDR
Location:               Huntington Beach, Calif.

Project Statement:

The Residences at Pacific City is located on a 17-acre site on Pacific Coast Highway and emphasizes the indoor/outdoor beach lifestyle of Southern California. It has six residential neighborhoods, each with a uniquely programmed courtyard space, wrapping a central amenity building, large pool deck and fronted by a public park. The property allows for an entrepreneurial lifestyle for those who share a passion for the beach and surfing, as well as access to a pedestrian-friendly commercial district. The design of the apartment buildings incorporates natural colors, textures and forms reminiscent of California coastal lifestyle. The signature amenity building form is inspired by the crashing waves of the nearby Pacific Ocean. This structure is located between the pool deck, which represents the shallows at the shoreline, and the public park with its rolling landscape that signifies an ocean swell. The project design integrates private and public spaces in the horseshoe loop of the Community Circle, while maintaining privacy between the two. A curving pedestrian boardwalk with a wide walkway connects all six courtyards to the public sidewalk. Street-oriented homes have ground-level entry terraces with walkable connections to the beach. Apartments offer abundant natural light via extensive glazing, and plenty of operable windows to ensure that residents can let the ocean breeze passively cool their units. Interior homes open to one of six landscaped courtyard spaces, each one uniquely designed to suit their orientation and provide a neighborhood scale. These large courtyards create privacy for residents and plenty of room for shared outdoor living and socialization through diverse landscaping, seating, activities and water-oriented features.

Developer:                          UDR

Architect:                          MVE+Partners

General Contractor:    Bernards

Interior Designer:          Mister Important Design

Photographer:                 UDR

Project Website:             The Residences at Pacific City