ACE 121

Location: Glendale, CA
Client: Meta Housing
Type: Affordable Housing
Size: 80,150 SF
An artist colony creates a safer, more inviting environment

Ace 121 is located in the Maryland Arts and Entertainment District within downtown Glendale. The project will provide seventy-two units of affordable housing with a preference for artists. Sited on the historic YMCA campus, ACE 121 will support the arts and families with amenities that include two “messy labs” to produce art, a lobby that serves as an informal gallery, community gardens, tot-lot, computer media lab and a formal exhibition space.

The design of the residential project supports the arts with units fronting the podium courtyard having large patios and roll-up doors to allow artists to work outside. The garden itself is designed to accommodate art that will be for sale during scheduled public openings. Ground floor lofts with private outdoor working terraces and units above provide “eyes on the street” that will result in a safer more inviting pedestrian environment. The project anticipates LEED Gold certification.