Lincoln Blvd. Remodel
Unit Count: 11 Units
Lot Area: 7,493 SF
Density: 65 Dwelling Units per Acre
Floor Area: 9,145 SF
Team: NCE Structural Engineers, JaycoCal Engineering, Zach Vorgias Electrical, Nick Vular Design
We Design Value: Remodeling an existing building from the 1960’s has many challenges, at the Lincoln Blvd. Remodel, we were extremely limited in the electrical service available from the utility infrastructure near the site. Through careful coordination across multiple engineering disciplines, and by utilizing the latest technology in air conditioning systems for the units, K2A was able to deliver a complete and thoroughly coordinated building design, which met the client’s strict programmatic requirements. Despite heavy limitations set by the existing conditions, we were able to add value through teamwork, and innovative thinking, to deliver for our client.
We Value Design: The existing structure we were tasked with remodeling had a uniquely Southern California character, with the charm of a mid-century classic, and the homeliness of a building neglected for years. By introducing a bright color palette and balancing the horizontal and vertical elements of the front façade, we were able to translate the design into the present, without sacrificing its original character. The central masonry mass is a canvas for an expressive, pixelated gradient pattern utilizing recycled glazed ceramic tile. The existing railings are replaced with glass railings to strategically lighten the flanking balconies, bring in natural light, and promote a feeling of openness to the public realm.