A once-obsolete industrial site now embodies a unique luxury resort lifestyle. Located at the gateway between Santa Ana and Tustin, the site is centered around an existing data center that functioned as both a physical constraint and an opportunity to establish a street edge for the central promenade. The five-story mixed-use development, built in three phases, was sited to invite and engage the public, connecting it to nearby hospitality uses, shopping, and entertainment destinations.
Ground-floor retail and large alcoves at the buildings’ main street frontage create social spaces allowing for a sidewalk café culture.
At the heart of the project sits an exposed glass elevator with vertical steel trusses and brilliant blue polished metal panels juxtaposed with the rooftop sky deck illuminating it like a beacon. Each building celebrates a unique lifestyle with a distinct architecture and mix of indoor and outdoor amenities. ARDEN’s architecture evokes a layered modernism, with prominent composite panels inlaid with wood siding and metal trim, while ARCHIVE was envisioned as hip, creative, and artistic, with deconstructed steel frame structures. Community amenities are endless with rooftop perches and chic lounge areas.
Architect/Designer | AO
Builder | Alliance Residential
Developer | Alliance Residential/Dyer18, LLC
Land Planner | AO
Landscape Architect/Designer | MJS Landscape
Interior Designer | Bells & Whistles and H. Hendy Associates
Photographers | Adrian Tiemens, Vi Photo Design, PAUL Vu Photography, and Blue Lens Factory