Prisma | Santa Ana, CA
Podium | Apartments
182 Units | 2.01 AC
90.5 U/A | 682 - 1,280 SF
Executive Architect: WHA
Design Architect: LOHA
Prudential Real Estate
2020 AIA Orange County Design Awards - Merit Award
2020 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards - Merit Award
Design solutions for a lifestyle anchored more by continuous, multi-faceted connectivity than by the desire for signature individual space. Highly paid and highly educated, targeted renters will eventually buy their own home; for now, they seek low maintenance, lock and leave convenience and versatile gathering spaces.
Podium design places 4 stories of residential over 2 levels devoted to parking and community amenities.
Strong, straightforward building geometry is decidedly urban. Gaining interest with mixed materials, saturated colors and asymmetrical window patterns, it makes a contemporary statement with European flair.
Terraced landscaping plazas punctuate the mass, animating street frontage as they protect and enrich three focal, flexible commons. These sub-dividable community spaces serve diversely sized groups and varied recreational, social and business functions.
Compact units deliver upscale design, with the focus on convenience and functionality for 1 or 2 occupants. Large windows orient to courtyards, providing an instant read on what’s happening with the group.
Convenience to work centers, a major regional mall, hospital, walking trail and more urban services add important location advantages to lifestyle design value.