San Diego, CA
2022 BIA Award Best Landscape Design
2022 BIA Award Best Community Amenity (Bldg. A pool)
The 434-unit apartment community, Purl, sits on 6.7 acres on the ground level, with 1.4 acres of pool decks. It is the third community we designed in the masterplan of Civita; plant material on the ground level was used as a connecting thread to tie them all together.
Next to the leasing office, a large sycamore tree greets visitors. Lush, detailed planting wraps the building and opens up to a generous ground level retail opportunity.
The theme is comfortable elegance, allowing residences to feel part of the space, while the varied environments throughout the property emphasize outdoor living. The two decks with saltwater pools are unique, immersing residents in a lush, tropical oasis and a tapestry of rich, verdant colors and textures.
Building A features a raised, “Sky Terrace” roofdeck with pool and spa that gives residents a space to relax on a “floating island” nestled between the buildings. The lush planting and numerous double trunk king palms surround the pool deck. A large camphor tree next to the outdoor BBQ area and a large coral tree outside the recreation space offer residents the beauty of flowers and the function of shade.
Building B has an intimate pool area with a raised spa surrounded by flourishing planting. The surrounding Kentia palms around the pool offer dappled shade to bathers.
Throughout the community, the many multipurpose environs provide residents and their guests comfort and variety with a break from the typical urban surroundings.