UDR’s Vision on Wilshire

Location: 6245 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Developer: UDR, Inc.

Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation

Architect: Steinberg Hart

A breath of fresh air in a bustling metropolis, the 18-story Vision on Wilshire blends the convenience of urban living with the freedom of a lofty sanctuary. The mixed-use luxury high-rise soars above the Wilshire corridor, one of LA’s busiest and most exciting arteries, offering residents access to nearby activities. A design-forward approach to urban living guided every aspect of the concept. The units are stacked for efficiency. The emerging cellular pattern on the facade shifts from level to level, lending the sense of a dynamic structure while interrupting the scale. Glass cladding adds to the exterior’s visual appeal and blends seamlessly with lower retail and parking levels. One-of-a kind end units with 270-degree views take advantage of the building’s geometry. The position of the tower itself, along with the residences, frames panoramic vistas of the surrounding San Gabriel mountains, Pacific Ocean, Griffith Observatory and other LA icons. Dining, recreation and lounge amenities on the upper levels, including a 60-ft pool and podium-level clubhouse, extend entertainment and event space from a perch breathtaking enough to rival any Hollywood Hills home.

Argyle House

Location: 1755 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles

Developer: Related California

Contractor: Build Group Construction Company Inc.

Architect: LARGE Architecture

Subcontractors: Marmol Radziner | Pacific Structures

This 18-story, mid-century modern-inspired building boasts 114 luxury apartments with an array of elevated amenities and tailored services, providing the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The exterior design of the building is rooted in the spirit of mid-century design yet executed with a more modern geometry. The resulting shape of the apartment balconies being offset from floor-to-floor creates a striking sculpted facade.

FINALISTS

Bechtel Residence, California Institute of Technology

Developer: California Institute of Technology

Contractor: MATT Construction

Architect: ZGF Architects

Subcontractor: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Metropolis Los Angeles Tower II

Developer: Greenland USA

Contractor: Webcor

Architect: HED

The Pearl on Wilshire

Developer: Cityview

Contractor: CBG Building Company

Architect: Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, AIA

Subcontractors: Century West Plumbing|Toro Enterprises, Inc.|Seacon Construction Inc.

Lender: Bank of America | City National Bank

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