Via Verde / 2012

ArchitectGrimshaw Architects / Dattner Architects

Structural EngineerRobert Silman Associates

Services EngineerEttinger Engineering Associates

ContractorLettire Construction Corp.

This large residential development features a geometry defined by stepping roof terraces that spiral down to a central courtyard. The project provides 222 residential mixed income units, totaling approximately 290,000 ft2 (26,942 m2). Front consulted on the façade design beginning in the design development phase and continuing through construction administration. The majority of the façade is clad in prefabricated rain screen mega-panels with integrated aluminum-framed insulated glass units and aluminum sunshades. The mega-panels display multiple finishes, including fiber cement, composite aluminum and composite wood.