Hillside View Development

The Hillside View development is one of the projects that demonstrates RPP’s ability to think innovatively. The site planner envisioned a small-town feel in the middle of an urban area. The eleven single family homes create a streetscape as no other in Long Beach. The hillside homes gently cascading down Gundry Avenue are unified by scale and concept of elevations, and yet, custom details and roof lines provide colorful diversity. Walking down the street brings to mind the famous streets of San Francisco. The homes are facing the open space of a golf course range, above which home owners can admire a view of downtown Long Beach and the hills of Palos Verdes.

Hillside View Development - Construction Phase

Hillside View Development – Construction Phase

The site design inspiration originated from the dynamic interaction between the client, the surrounding residential neighborhood, the site planner, and the city planners, which resulted in the integration of site engineering, view impact mitigation, street improvement, and small lot subdivision. RPP Architects conducted several community meetings, planned commission presentations, and were successful in obtaining approvals for the specific plan and land entitlements for eleven residences, with approximately 3,000 Sq. Ft. of floor area each, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over-sized garages.

Hillside View Development - Site Proposal

Hillside View Development – Site Proposal

27th Street Warehouse

New construction of a 4,000 square foot CMU building for use as an office and incubator/warehouse space in Signal Hill. The project required substantial site work planning and engineering to access utilities and provide storm water drainage.

The designers took on the challenge of changing boring industrial facilities to vibrant and attractive buildings that would compliment the city landscape. The mass of gray CMU block is broken by red accent stripes of paint and red metal elements. Black storefront windows contrast with the block walls. The red architectural pop-out is both playful and whimsical. It breaks the flat facade introducing an interesting, tilted form. Expansive windows are protected from the southern sun by red metal canopies.