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multi-family homes

Solutions yielding Modern open living while capturing the light, views, and air with efficiency.

Douglas has individually designed and managed over 500,000 SF and 1,000 Units of Multi-Family Homes throughout Southern California and Beyond. in his over 20 years of experience. Many of these homes have been featured in Publications and received prestigious Design Awards.  Below is a sample of this work.

  • New Construction
  • Mixed-Use
  • Town-homes
  • Small-Lot
  • Zero Lot Line
  • No Condominiums
  • Limited to 30 total Units
  • Throughout California.

 

 

 

 

825 Tri-plex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

77 DU/AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

825 Tri-plex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

77 DU/AC

 

 

 

 

825 Tri-plex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

77 DU/AC

 

 

 

 

825 Tri-plex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

77 DU/AC

 

 

 

 

825 Duplex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

52DU/AC

 

 

 

 

 

825 Duplex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

52DU/AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

825 Duplex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

52DU/AC

 

 

 

 

 

825 Duplex

Los Angeles (Venice), CA

52DU/AC

Project Designer/Architect with DesignARC

 

 

 

48@Areans

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

12DU/AC

 

 

 

 

48@Baristo

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

12DU/AC

 

 

 

 

Bethany

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

70DU/AC

 

 

 

 

Bethany

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

70DU/AC

 

 

 

 

Delano

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

12DU/AC

 

Delano

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

12DU/AC

 

 

 

 

Ogden

DesignARC

West Hollywood, CA

35DU/AC

 

 

 

 

Sunset/Cole

DesignARC

Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA

 

 

Racquet Club

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

 

 

 

 

Racquet Club

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

 

 

 

 

Planned Zero Lot Line

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

Project Designer/Architect with Gensler

 

 

 

 

Eko

Gensler

International

Project Designer with RTKL

 

 

 

 

KP

RTKL

International

 

 

 

 

Mockingbird Station Lofts

RTKL

Dallas, TX

 

Multi-family homes Project List:

•  Courtleigh Townhomes | Mar Vista, CA

•  4208 La Fayette Place Remodel  | Culver City, CA

•  825 Main Duplex Remodel | Venice, CA

•  825 Main Duplex (New) | Venice, CA

while Project Designer/Architect at Gensler

•  Orange County Great Park Master Plan | Irvine, CA

•  EKO Azuri Peninsula Res. Towers | Lagos, Nigeria, Africa

while Project Designer/Architect at DesignARC

•  Montclair Mixed-Use | Los Angeles, CA

•  Bethany Square- South LA Mixed Use | Los Angeles, CA

•  Delano (LaMancha) Dev.  (Nexus) | Palm Springs, CA

•  1470 Cole Condos (Bond Co.) | Hollywood, CA

•  Ogden Loft Condos | West Hollywood, CA

•  ACQUA Housing Dev. v1 (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  Racquet Club Housing Dev. v1 (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  48@Baristo Housing Dev. (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  48@Arenas Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  2@Cardillo Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  5@Miraleste Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  7@Twin Palms Housing Dev. (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

•  2@Thornhill Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

 

while Project Designer/Architect at RTKL

•  Mocking Bird Station Mixed Use | Dallas, TX

Thank you to each Client, Engineer, Contractor, Team member, and Colleague/Office.

guide:

Below is a guide to frequently asked questions.  Please note these are generic and your indivual project, site, State or Jursidiction may differ

DESIGN FOR TOMORROW, TODAY:

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Below are some suggestions for creating a better Community, and Neighborhood within your Multi-Family Development.  Consider these not only for their Value Add now but for the future.

Increase the number of EV Automobile Charging Stations.  Go above the State of California Minimums for Parking Spaces ready for Plug-in.

Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect; the area of development which warms the environment through going above Code Minimums for;

  • Solar reflective "cool" pavements, with a high albedo
  • Provide Shade via increased drought tolerant Trees and other shading Devices such as trellis/carports.
  • Solar reflective "cool" roofs, with a high albedo and Green Roofs (Growing a layer of plants, shrubs, grasses, and/or trees)

Install a Photo-voltaic System, that captures all that free "clean" energy and gives back to the community.

Capture Rain and Grey-water and utilize to supplement your water needs.

Recycle trash, and keep a separate bin/shoot for food waste to use for composting in a Community Garden.

Utilize the Sun and Wind to your advantage.  Most of Southern California has a wonderful climate, and each building Site and Orientation can take advantage of this free commodity.

Build a range of Unit types and Rents, providing a middle ground in the Market; Micro Units, Lofts/Studios, One-Bedrooms and Beyond.  With a Range of Rent Prices.

TRANSIT ORIENTED COMMUNITIES:

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 "The state will need anywhere from 1.8 million to 3.5 million new homes by 2025 to absorb existing demand and future population growth. But its current construction pace of fewer than 80,000 new homes per year falls short by 100,000 homes a year of meeting even the lowest estimate of demand."

The State of California is in an Affordable Housing crisis, due to many issues.  One of which is the reduction in housing construction.

"The housing shortage costs California $140 billion a year — the equivalent of 6% of gross state product....hat doesn’t include business opportunities or expansions forgone or relocations instituted by employers because they can’t recruit or keep workers in the state’s high-cost housing environment."

 

"The most visible sign of the crisis is homelessness. One single sampled night in January 2015, California had nearly 116,000 homeless people — 21% of the national total, despite having only 12% of the U.S. population."

 

Due to this demand, the State has passed several Bills providing developers/builders development incentives along with funds.

The City of Los Angeles passed Measure JJJ, revising the Zoning Code (Los Angeles Municipal Code12.22 A.31) allowing for development incentives for housing near Transit, called Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) with the inclusion of Affordable Housing and Local Construction Labor provisions.

The ordinances allow for Density Bonuses and Parking Reduction based on your Site's proximity to Transit and the size and type of Affordable Housing Units you include; a Parking Reduction is possible.  This can allow for a more reduced construction cost.

Rent Stabilization Zones (RSO)/Rent Control are still allowed throughout the State as that Proposition was defeated in the 2018 election.  Therefore any new Housing Constructed in a Rent Stabilization Zones (RSO), shall be required provide replacement and/or incentives for units being replaced and then1 year after the first lease, Rent Stabilization Zones (RSO) is reacted at that time.

AB 2556 also requires that Developers determine if they are currently renting to Affordable Units with tenant incomes, etc.  According to AB 2556, all rental dwelling units that exist at the time of application, or have been vacated or demolished in the five-year period preceding the application date shall be replaced on a one-for-one basis.

 

LA SMALL LOT ORDINANCE:

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In 2005, the City of Los Angeles adopted the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance which introduced a new housing typology to the City. The new housing type, a small lot home, was enabled by the Ordinance’s subdivision regulations that permitted fee-simple homeownership of homes located on conventionally smaller lots and in zones where apartment units would be permitted by-right.  This allows for an alternative for home buyers to Condominiums vs. Traditional Single Family Home.

 

The Ordinance has been recently updated in response to community outreach where many of these developments were not respecting the neighborhood, revised the incentives for development and goals.

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