Hector Perez Receives Orchid Award for their Project ‘Los Patios Mixed-Use’

We are thrilled to share that our Woodbury San Diego Faculty member, Hector Perez’s project, ‘Los Patios Mixed-Use,’ has been honored with an Orchid Award from the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Hector!

Los Patios (41 x loft suites & 3 commercial spaces) is a mixed-use development uniquely located in the heart of San Diego’s culturally vibrant neighborhood of Barrio Logan. The project breathes new life into a long-time vacant lot without erasing any historical structure or displacing a single local resident.

Beyond the wonderful benefits of its location, two blocks north of Chicano Park, Los Patios utilizes an environmentally passive design strategy that is organized around a central patio, which provides open air access to each loft-suite. Each loft is paired with an individual patio-balcony and is designed with large floor to ceiling glass openings to promote cross ventilation and natural light while maximizing and framing the beautiful sunset views to the Bay, Coronado Bridge, and the Downtown Skyline.

The central communal patio interlays with the commercial units covered space (zaguán) and their sidewalk café extensions to promote much desired interactions between the residents, the commercial patrons, and the curated community events in the neighborhood. Los Patios is inspired by Mexican “Vecindades”, a kind of tenement where individual apartments encircle a central patio. The term comes from the word “vecino” or “neighbor.”

“This award was shared with my Partner (and WSOA 2016, MSArch RED Alumna) Kate Meairs, and I believe it illustrates the tangible value of Woodbury SoA education and our commitment to our Alumni to grow professionally.” Hector Perez.

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