The Harrison

WINNER   |   Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community (6 to 9 Stories)

Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community

Nominated By:      Humphreys & Partners Architects
Location:               Glendale, Calif.

Project Statement:

The Glendale City Council agreed to a Downtown Specific Plan whose goal is to preserve and enhance the aspects of the central business district while improving the attractiveness and livability of the area. At 97% occupancy, The Harrison has proven to be an integral part of the master plan and provides a highly desired 15,100-square-foot CVS pharmacy, complete with 52 dedicated parking spaces on the ground level and a drive-thru prescription pickup & drop off lane. The site comprises two buildings connected by a centrally located, second-level podium deck that provides a resort-style pool and courtyard. The eastern building, which faces Central Avenue, complements the urban fabric with a Tuscan design scheme accented with precast trims and corbels, while the western building transitions from the commercial to the residential zone along Wilson Avenue with a Mediterranean facade that includes stepped massing and recessed windows. Additionally, two terraces on the second and seventh levels offer social gathering places and panoramic views of the Verdugo Mountains. On ground level, sustainable streetscapes create a clean, low-maintenance boundary that serves as a transition from the surrounding thoroughfares to the upper-level gardens, echoing the residential neighborhood feeling of a single-family residential area. The development also meets Cal-Green regulations and earned LEED Silver certification.

Developer:                          The Molasky Group of Companies

Architect:                          Humphreys & Partners Architects

General Contractor:     Adolfson And Peterson

Interior Designer:           HPA Design Group

Photographer:                  David Guettler

Project Website:              The Harrison