The Irvine Company Reinvestment program has completed over $240-million in refurbishments to their apartment communities, shopping centers, office buildings and resort properties. KTUA recently completed plans for Irvine Company Reinvestment of Solazzo Apartment Homes, located near La Jolla Shores and University Towne Centre. Residential floor plans include private patios or balconies, a swimming pool, two spas, a business lounge, and a fitness center that opens to outdoor areas.
KTUA’s scope of work included sustainability features such as lawn reduction, and removal of impervious hardscape areas. Additionally, the social program called for the introduction of new user spaces, including a bocce court, horseshoe court, dog park, and outdoor areas for barbecues and soft seating groups. ADA compliance was addressed at the leasing center, and a new level of visibility was created throughout the marketing corridor as a part of a more comprehensive signage and way-finding program. Along with upgrades to the main pool, including tile waterline and depth markers, new seating groupings, shade amenities, barbecues, and a fire table were introduced. Existing crib walls were reinvigorated with new vine planting.
More than half the project is located over garage parking. A major planter excavation program was prepared, and all plant materials on the deck were replaced. A deck design plan was developed to create a paseo with flanking, themed gardens featuring Mediterranean plants materials, “festoon” night-lighting, and new seating groupings creating entirely new spaces for residents.
KTUA’s scope of work included assessing existing conditions, creating new base file information, followed by a full scope of design and documentation services from schematic work to construction documents.