The Crescent is a five-story structure in Studio City that provides an advantageous sized lot which allows a V-shaped plan that opens up toward the L.A. River. The project includes 129 units – twelve of which will be designated as affordable.
The firm building, lightly touches the ground at the front yard, which gives a feeling of lift and reveals a warm wood underside with an inviting ground floor. The tiered balconies and roof decks to the north allow residents to take advantage of the great CA weather and provide an ample outdoor expanse. The Crescent is equipped with amenities befitting of the area, such as a rear dog-friendly terrace with seating and fire pits overlooking the riverway, fitness room, central courtyard that opens to the LA river, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen/BBQ/dining areas, outdoor living room, 2 story club room, roof decks, media room, and a complete business center with front patio. The business center also doubles as a lounge and creates a center of social interaction between business heavy Ventura Blvd and the residential neighborhood feel of Arch Drive. Public access requirements influenced the plan to include an extra-wide, landscaped side yard that provides connection to the walking path adjacent to the river for the whole community.