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October 4, 2018
Reception & Ceremony
The US Grant

Architecture

Crest Urban Apartments – Hillcrest

Crest is a shining example of the infill developments that continue to transform our city. Built alongside an exit ramp for the 163 freeway, on a formerly vacant piece of property, this 36-unit development brings much-needed additional housing to Hillcrest. 

The design relies on big gestures and bold colors, in response to the project’s auto-centric location and the triangular shape of the site. The building’s volume and facade take materiality into consideration. The zinc metal siding is a key element, shifting between blue and grey in the sunlight and providing interest at the building entrance, while bright green accents provide a modern contrast. 

Sustainable features are incorporated into the project, including solar panels, a high-efficiency boiler system, drought tolerant landscaping, a cool roof, and LED lighting throughout. A common rooftop deck elevates tenants above the street traffic and provides views of the city below. With plenty of space for bicycles, this community is a fantastic example of urban infill in a highly walkable and bikeable location. 

  • Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    4021 8th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Veritas Urban Properties

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Russ Murfey, russ@murfeycompany.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Stephen Dalton Architects

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