Santa Ana Arts Collective

Location: Santa Ana, CA
Client: Meta Housing
Type: Affordable Housing
Size: 49,000 SF
Art galleries, maker spaces, live/work lofts and a sculpture plaza will create a special community on Santa Ana's Main Street cultural corridor

Built in 1965, the existing five-story office building is an outstanding example of the international style of architecture, which has roots in the modernist design movement of the twentieth century. The Santa Ana Arts Collective proposes to convert the office building into housing, while preserving its clean, contemporary lines. In addition, new town homes are planned to engage North Sycamore and 17th Streets and an existing surface parking lot is transformed into a lushly landscaped residential courtyard.

All project parking is concealed beneath the existing office building with direct access to the ground floor lobby and community room. Art galleries, maker spaces, live/work lofts and a sculpture plaza would inhabit the ground floor and promote the project’s vibrant, creative presence–further enhancing the significance of Santa Ana’s Main Street cultural corridor.

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