Howard Laks Architects

301 Ocean Remodel

Santa Monica, California

Remodel of existing 47 unit multi-family complex originally built in 1952. The project transformed a beloved but worn-down Mid-Century Modernist rental complex into a Minimalist Contemporary design relating to the eclectic design styles of the surrounding residential buildings throughout the City. The building height, floor area, number of units and centralized courtyard design did not changed only the exterior colors and materials. Modifications to the building facades include six new exterior stair towers, the addition of private open space on upper levels and rooftops, window replacement, and new projected awnings with retractable canvas.