The Duke

The Duke blends curated modern design with sustainable performance. Careful integration of circulation, living space, and parking resulted in a “jewel-box” design that captures views of the San Diego Bay and the downtown San Diego skyline. Simple forms are enhanced by materials that emphasize solid and void areas. The Architect has a passion for creating sustainable designs with a strong sense of place, ecology, resource efficiency, and purpose. Large glazing sections are complemented by charcoal corrugated steel siding, white framed plaster, and natural golden cedar to create a warm contrast of materials. Utilizing metal siding and exterior cement plaster for the exterior finish was chosen for durability and longevity. Interior details that set this design apart include polished concrete floors, geometric tile accents, custom Baltic birch wood cabinetry, and white quartz countertops. Common areas are enlivened with art installations and local photography.

The development faced many restrictions including density calculations, FAA Height Restrictions and other zoning related building restrictions but was still able to deliver a product that exceeded the base density of 5 units by delivering 7 total units composed of 6 market rate and 1 affordable unit.

Awards:
2017 Orchid Award for Best Architecture by San Diego Architectural Foundation
2018 Award of Merit, Best Multi-Family Community, PCBC Gold Nugget Awards
2018 Icon Award, Best Architectural Design – Multi-Family Residence for Rent. Building Industry Association of San Diego

Completed2017LocationBankers Hill, CA