PCI Design Award: Multifamily Buildings

The Carlyle (Century Wilshire Condominiums)
The Carlyle (Century Wilshire Condominiums)

Clark Pacific and KMD were awarded the 2011 PCI Design Award for Best Multifamily Building. A kinetic, “pistoning” twin tower design, this luxury condo featured a “boomerang” floor plan configuration consisting of outstretched arms that captured a facing boulevard scenic corridor. Plan setbacks increased in depth towards the upper level penthouses and each floor incorporated some 48 corners. To handle the design, the team, consisting of KMD, Swinerton, Englekirk Partners, and Clark Pacific, had to create 5-ft-deep, cold-jointed corner column covers. Textured, architectural precast panels on the building’s tower achieved a random stone look to complement Eqyptian limestone on the lower level base. The stone-on-precast base featured unique joinery with overlapping stones, epoxied cornerstones, and 1-in. of recessed exposed precast backup on the horizontal stone joints. The building is capped with a fully-operational emergency helicopter pad and includes a four-level subterranean parking garage.

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