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Project Name: 1815-1821 S. Brand Blvd. Year: 2020-2022
Studio Name: McClellan, Badiyi & Associates Architects
Design Principal: Bahram Badiyi


Area: 98,900 Square Feet (Appx 11,000 Square Meter)
Location: City of Glendale, California, USA
Consultants: KCE Matrix-Burbank California for Structural, Civil, Shoring, Grading, and Perfect Design-
Alhambra, California for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Energy, Courtland Studio-Sherman Oaks,
California for Landscape, UNIFIRE Inc., California for Fire Sprinkler System
Photography/Rendering Credits: Shanghai Halo Architectural Visualization Co. Ltd


Project Design Description:

Project is located at city boundary of Los Angeles and Glendale. Several other satellite areas such as
“Atwater Village” and “Silver Lake Village”( located between Los Angeles and Glendale) also utilize the
Brand Blvd as the main access to and from the City of Glendale.
Project consists of 38 units of apartment/condominium with mix of one, two, and three bedrooms.
Some units on the 5 th floor are two level with a work/loft/studio space at the roof level which can be
accessed independently through the recreational roof garden making these fifth floor units complete
“work/live” units. As a plus to having three levels of subterranean parking, the project is located within
walking distance of Gold Line Metro Rail station. The single bedroom units are at minimum of 900
square feet, two bedrooms at minimum of 1,200 square feet and three bedrooms at 1,500 square feet.
The three bedroom units are equal to size of many single family homes in the area. The roof garden
provides outdoor entertainment areas with spa/Jacuzzi, outdoor dining, including movie nights for the
residents. In addition the project provides a two level common space for events as well as indoor and
outdoor gymnasium space. There is a retail space at the ground level as well as leasing facilities.
The project façade is designed to become a “Welcoming Red Carpet” when travelling north on Brand
Blvd entering Glendale. While the north facade becomes a horizontal banner saluting those leaving the
city travelling south toward Los Angeles. The “Red Carpet” is constructed (as shown on pages 5 and 6)
with metal panels six inches wide and backed with steel curved beams. The narrow metal panels are
easy to install and easy to replace if necessary. The areas behind the “Red Carpet” are outdoor balconies
at the elevator lobbies of each floor offering views while waiting. Even though the glass curtain wall gets
attached to the “Red Carpet” on both sides, the space behind it remains on the outside area which will
not require complicated water proofing. This is shown on the partial sections at sheet 3 and 4.
Pattern and design of the “Red Carpet” is a reflection of life of a city, with its highs and lows and colors
which are both bright and dark which is a living experience that is asymmetrical in most if not all
aspects. Small lights will be flashing in the evening as one is seeing a city light from far distance.

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