Ximeno Avenue, Long Beach.
“THE HEIGHTS” LUXURY APARTMENTS
• New Art Mural by John Valadez
• Facade Modernization
• Swimming Pool and common areas upgrades
• Life and Safety updates
• New monument sign
It is a pleasure and honor for Architect to provide services to Client who appreciates art and takes pride in owning a unique property. The Ximeno outdated apartment building demanded the new owner vision and financial investment to compete with the latest mixed-use housing development in the Long Beach downtown area.
RPP Architects services included Client’s representation at the Planning, Building and Fire Departments, coordination of the Mural production and installation, design of the sign, façade materials and colors, and on call construction supportive services.
Mural by John Valadez – John Valadez is a realist painter and muralist whose works has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree right around the corner, at Cal State Long Beach in 1976. His figurative-realist murals have enlivened the Federal Building in El Paso, Texas; the Junipero Serra State Office Building in downtown Los Angeles; and the Santa Ana Federal Court Building in Santa Ana.
The owner felt in love with John Valadez’s murals and paintings, and his dream came through, when John accepted the commission.
Valadez’s The Heights mural adorns the south- west corner blank wall, of the luxury 74- units apartment complex, five blocks east of the beach. It depicts a cheerful beach activity under whimsical orange clouds, with a panoramic view of the Long Beach downtown in background.
The Heights complex now can be identified by a unique mural financed entirely by the building owner.