One of our first loves. The desert is a context of purity that honors simplicity and enduring design. Both of which are exemplified by the mid-century masters.Our portfolio of desert work represents a personal passion and includes residences for clients, partners and even ourselves. We are forever inspired by the desert's unique qualities of light and landscape, as well as the way of living that is so specific to this place.
Our Desert Projects
- 48@Arenas > Multi-Family, Residential
- 48@Baristo > Multi-Family, Residential
- 803 Palm Canyon > Mixed Use
- Biltmore Clubhouse > Commercial
- Biltmore Colony > Multi-Family, Residential
- Downtown Palm Springs > Commercial
- Morrison > Multi-Family, Residential
- The Kimpton Rowan Hotel > Hotel
Additional Commercial Projects
Downtown Palm Springs
Part of a six block urban revitalization plan for Grit Development, the Downtown Palm Springs project consists of an extensive new Master Plan for the City—including housing, retail, offices and a boutique hotel at the storied heart of downtown Palm Springs.
A major component of the new plan is a stretch of Palm Canyon Drive, formerly home to Desert Fashion Plaza (a now defunct shopping mall), which is replaced by a new entertainment, shopping and housing district.
With an interior network of passages and gardens, the project will make a connection between the renowned Palm Springs Art Museum and this new downtown district. In addition, by providing a grand public outdoor gathering space, the area will be further invigorated for both vacationers, and the City’s local community.
The crisp, vibrant forms, of the Downtown Project fuse contemporary approaches, with time-honored legacy.
DesignARC LA acted as Design Architect for the project.
Chris Pardo Design acted as design consultant, Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill were Executive Architect, and Allen and Philp Architects acted as Master Planners for this comprehensive undertaking.
2017 Gold Nugget Award Winner
PCBC, The Art, Science + Business of Housing