Howard Laks Architects


Santa Monica, California

Biella is a 52,466 square foot mixed-use project located in downtown Santa Monica. The project is comprised of 52 market rate apartments, 1,947 square feet of ground floor retail space and two levels of below grade parking. The building massing is articulated by the use of contrasting material textures, complimentary colors and set backs. Private balconies and terraces accent the upper level fa├žade. The ground floor commercial space, street level plaza and their orientation to the street encourages pedestrian activity along Seventh Street.