Koning Eizenberg Architecture • More than 10 years in the making, the completed Hancock Mixed-Use Housing complex includes 31 condominiums, seven units of affordable housing, 156 parking spaces, and more than 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail on a busy corner in West Hollywood, Calif. “It’s very sensitive,” juror Yolande Daniels said of the low-slung structure. Squeezed onto a narrow dog-legged site, the complex, which sits between a car wash and other, older apartment buildings, endeavors to create a pedestrian streetscape within a very car-centric culture. The architects designed a cohesive building with a complex program that still gives a separate identity to each part: mangaris-wood slats for the condos; white vertical volumes for the townhouses; glass storefronts for the retail; and enclosed sidewalk patios for the affordable housing units. Parking is integrated into the building, with city-mandated spaces below grade and resident parking spaces on the second floor. The jury was impressed by these solutions: Scott Kilbourn called the project “elegant,” and Bill Valentine termed it “beautiful.”

Project Credits

Hancock Mixed-Use Housing, West Hollywood, Calif.
Client/Owner CIM Group
Architect Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Santa Monica, Calif.—Hank Koning (principal-in-charge); Julie Eizenberg (principal); Oonagh Ryan (project architect and manager); Paul Miller (job captain); Crystal Chan, Jason Kerwin, Scott Walter (project team)
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer Antieri & Haloossim Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer Englekirk Partners Consulting Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer Kimley-Horn and Associates
Geotechnical Engineer Group Delta Consultants
Construction Manager Jones & Jones
General Contractor Lee Homes
Landscape Architect Fletcher Studio
Lighting Designer Lighting Design Alliance
Graphic Designer Newsom Design
Waterproofing Consultant Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Acoustical Consultant VSA n Associates
Size 133,476 square feet
Cost Withheld
Photography Eric Staudenmaier