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2018 Award Winners



Affordable, Multifamily


Luminaira at Parasol Park


Irvine, Calif.

Architect/Designer | KTGY Architecture + Planning

Builder | Portrait Construction, Inc.

Developer | FivePoint & Related California

Interior Designer | Mannigan Design

Photographer | Tsutsumida Pictures

This community offers low-income families a beautifully designed, environmentally friendly residence with great amenities and a variety of social services to enhance their daily lives. The primary goal of the architecture was to create a sustainable neighborhood that is indistinguishable from the market-rate housing in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The modern design continues a California legacy of clean lines and an efficient structure with elegant proportions. Inspired by Irving Gill, the design boasts simple forms and a neutral color palette, welcoming residents and guests with arched entries that establish a sense of arrival. The style choice called for very little detailing and the use of concrete and stucco as the primary building materials, allowing for a lower construction cost.

The stacked flats feature tuck-under garages to maximize outdoor space and community areas, as well as provide additional parking for guests. There is also electrical vehicle parking. Laundry facilities are intentionally placed by the two community tot lots and open green space, making doing laundry and entertaining/keeping an eye on the family convenient.

Residents have access to a social services center, complete with kitchen, media lounge, computer center, and mailroom and play area. On-site supportive services include after-school programs and classes.

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