Category Archives: Community Design

WHA arranged for a construction tour of Crestavilla on the evening of February 1st for the Orange County Chapter of the AIA members. Crestavilla is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly located in Laguna Niguel, California. With 201 residential units and multiple indoor-outdoor spaces designed to stimulate the senses, Crestavilla offers “Inspired Coastal Living […]

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Last month, WHA attended the ULI’s annual field trip focusing on new transit-oriented developments in Los Angeles.  We met at the Tustin train station and took Metrolink to Union Station. For many, it was their first visit to this 1938 landmark, an interesting blend of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco.

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In the past few months, California has been scorched by wildfires up and down the coast, from Orange County to Napa and Sonoma Counties. In the wake of the devastation, it would be understandable to be pessimistic at this seemingly bleak state of affairs. Yet, there are reasons all over the state for optimism and […]

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Everything about it was huge.  The NAHB 2018 IBS is one of the largest conventions in one of the largest convention centers in the world.  There were attendees from every continent, altogether, more than 75,000, many of which were talking about world-class traffic in the area.  The show occupied the entire convention center and was […]

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Construction is moving right along for WHA’s Aloft Hotel project for developer Zenique Hotels. Located in the city of Dublin, California, walking distance from WHA’s Grafton Station project, this contemporary style, 4-story hotel will house 127 guest rooms. The hotel will provide cleverly named amenities aimed to serve today’s tech-savvy business traveler, including flexible Tactic […]

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We and our Clients couldn’t be happier! In less than a month’s time, four key WHA projects have been approved. CalAtlantic’s Levity was unanimously approved by the Tustin Planning Commission on November 28th. The 218-unit plan within Tustin Legacy was designed as a transition between a future high-density neighborhood and Greenwood, the existing community of […]

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Let’s face it, the easy sites are all gone.  We are left with the remnants – irregular shaped, topographically challenged, limited access, penned in by crowded roads with numerous constraints imposed by NIMBYs, difficult adjacencies like railroads or freeways, entitlement requirements, utilities, and environmental challenges such as sea-level rise or oil wells.

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