MODERN MIXED US SPLASH

AB Design Studio

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BRADBURY Live Work Condos

BRADBURY Live Work Condos
Design Challenge

How did the architects’ mixed-use design take advantage of a tight urban lot while respecting the scale of the neighborhood?

Design Solution

AB design studio created a sustainable, duplex-inspired concept for a new mixed-use building in a dense residential district in Santa Barbara. The design uses a material palette appropriate for the historic neighborhood, which sits at the edge of the city’s Victorian and Spanish Colonial-style districts. A modern application of sandstone, plaster, and wood is blended with traditional Mexican architectural references to form the multi-level structure in scale with the neighborhood.

The mixed use supports two street-facing commercial units, with two well appointed market-rate condominiums hidden at the rear. The design accommodates ample private outdoor living areas despite being sited on a constrained narrow lot. The architects maximized the footprint by utilizing a podium construction style to incorporate below-grade parking. The project is targeting LEED certification.

Project Data

LOT SIZE
5,000 SF
PROJECT SIZE
5,540 SF
LOCATION
SANTA BARBARA, CA
PRINCIPAL
CLAY AURELL, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
CLAY AURELL, AIA
DESIGN TEAM
JOSH BLUMER. AIA | JOEL HERRERA | ANTHON ELLIS | WILLIAM LOPEZ
INTERIOR DESIGNER
AB DESIGN STUDIO, INC.
LANDSCAPRE ARCHITECT
KIESEL DESIGN
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
TAYLOR & SYFAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS
ELECTRICAL ENGINNER
JMPE
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
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