5/29/2014

The 286,379-square-foot Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in California has been recognized as the multifamily project of the year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, according to this article. The building, which used concrete blocks to simulate wood, has commercial space on the street level and incorporates "community and recreational space that span between all buildings [including a 12-story market-rate tower next door] through interconnected pathways." Studio One Eleven says the Colony bridges the gap between the affluent and less affluent. "The endgame is this," said Michael Bohn, principal at Studio One Eleven. "To have mixed-use, mixed-income, intergenerational facilities that people can cross-pollinate ideas, lives, and interactions."

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