The Q Topanga
Woodland Hills, California
Architect/Designer | Newman Garrison + Partners
Builder | California Home Builders
Developer | California Home Builders
Land Planner | Newman Garrison + Partners
Landscape Architect/Designer | EPT Designs
Interior Designer | CDC Designs
Photographer | Juan Tallo Photography
This 347-unit luxury, mixed-use hospitality-oriented development was designed to fulfill the spirit of the Warner Center Specific Plan. It fronts Topanga Canyon Boulevard, directly across from Village at Westfield Topanga shopping mall, with approximately 19,924 square feet of restaurants and office spaces.
Residents enjoy a full complement of amenities, including resort-style pool, courtyards, rooftop deck, and outdoor movie theater with lawn seating. Other amenities include 2,673 square feet of indoor-outdoor club/lounge areas, game room, gourmet teaching kitchen, and a 7,500-square-foot fitness/yoga studio. The project is built on a previously underperforming commercial site and provides the area with a mix of market-rate units in addition to short-term “hotel” units, creative office, and restaurant/café spaces to complement the surrounding community.
The development’s primary challenge was the site soils quality, limiting the building height and therefore the potential for maximizing the residential unit count. This challenge was overcome by the implementation of a hybrid podium construction typology, which allowed for an additional level to be constructed above the otherwise maximum building code specified height. This allowed for the residential component to be maximized, meet the project program and satisfy the commercial requirements at the ground level, adjacent to the public streets.