Broadstone Arden at Park & Paseo
Santa Ana, California
Architect/Designer | AO Architects
Builder | Alliance Residential
Developer | Alliance Residential
Interior Merchandiser | H. Hendy Associates
Landscape Architect/Designer | MJS
Interior Designer | H. Hendy Associates
Marketing Firm | Palmer Public and Studio Fabric
Photographers | Vincent Ivicevic | Adrian Tiemens Photography
An obsolete industrial site safeguarded the core values of those that came before: nature, community, and urbanity. From their legacy, the design team harvested the elements for this mixed-use community, which is a model for the urban revitalization of central Orange County.
The site is centered around an existing data center, which functioned as both a physical constraint and an opportunity to establish a street edge for the central promenade. The five-story mixed-use development was sited in such a way as to invite and engage the public, connecting it to adjacent hospitality uses, nearby shopping, and entertainment destinations and future mixed-use neighborhoods. Beveled at the corner, the building invites visitors onto a pedestrian-scaled entry parkway. Ground-floor retail and large alcoves planned into the building’s street frontage create social space and allow for a sidewalk café culture. Amenities include a rooftop pool, spa retreat, and salt room. The neutral, modular façades are accentuated by whimsical balconies of colorful plexiglass. A host of chic lounge areas provide inviting gathering spaces. Unit floor plans include studio units on the street edge, capturing the active street scene via large glazed windows.