Gruen Associates Accepts SCDF Award with MAD Architects for 8600 Wilshire at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on December 8, 2015
The team adds the SCDF Design Award win to their AIA|LA Next|LA Award and to their LABC LA Architectural Awards win for “Best Design Concept,” presented at the 45th Annual awards event.
Located in Beverly Hills, the luxury residential8600 Wilshire project was designed by MAD Architects with Gruen Associates as the Executive Architect. The mixed-use private development project evokes the feeling of a “mountain village” hovering above street level. A distinctive green wall covers the facade above the ground-level retail, providing a distinctive landmark along Wilshire Boulevard. Condos, townhomes, and villas make up the 18 residential units that are arranged around a shared central courtyard. The iconic design will act as an extension of the neighborhood’s character from its heart at the “Golden Triangle” all the way to its borders. Furthermore, as a home to both residential and retail, the 51,000-SF project is a model of the type of urban density necessary for a thriving community.