As the third and final phase of mixed-use Park & Paseo, Atlas is part of a transformed industrial site on 18 acres in California’s central Orange County. Neighboring the historic Marine Air Corps Station, the five-story wrap building’s unique massing and angled glass curtain walls were inspired by iconic blimp hangars that still stand nearby.
The project application explains the exterior further: “The design evokes a modern architectural vocabulary in nature, with a rhythmic pattern of floating frames, vertical wood tile elements, and a mix of metal and glass encompassing the façade.”
Contributing 4,404 square feet of retail space and 483 units, Atlas’ large storefronts, staggered rooflines, and colorful art murals create a striking streetscape and entrance into the community. “The building was sited in such a way as to invite and engage the public, connecting it to adjacent hospitality uses, nearby shopping and entertainment destinations, and future mixed-use neighborhoods,” the application reads. Tying into the existing two phases of the development, a central park amenity creates a neutral gathering space with covered seating areas, gaming lawns, pet relief zones, and picnic tables for the three urban boroughs.
With a mix of studios to three-bedroom units, the LEED Gold community features high-end finishes from quartz countertops to built-in undercounter wine fridges. Sustainable elements throughout Atlas include energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping with an efficient irrigation system, high-efficiency mechanical equipment to reduce emissions, sustainable building materials, and a community recycling program.
Exhibiting a wellness-driven identity built for residents with an adventurous spirit, Atlas’ amenities were thoughtfully designed as indoor and outdoor experiences inspired by the Golden State’s natural wonders. Outside, there’s the Mojave and Redwood Rooftop Lounges with community views; fire pits and a barbecue area at the Channel Island Pool Courtyards; and the Mariposa Grove Game Lawn, plus community parks.
At the heart of Atlas is the Joshua Tree Clubroom with a full-scale kitchen, a living room, and an entertainment center that incorporates a tree sculpture into its nature-inspired palette. Other indoor amenities include the Yosemite Co-Working Lobby with a coffee bar; Sequoia Library and Tea Room; Death Valley Fitness Center; Pinnacles Yoga & Meditation Studio; Kings Canyon Podcast Studio; and Big Sur Pet Spa.