Archstone Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey, California    Developer ArchstoneSmith    Architect VTBS Architects

TGP, Inc. designed and oversaw the landscape refurbishment of this 600-unit apartment complex built in the 1960s, consisting of a 12-story tower and nine 3-story buildings that enclose on-structure, landscaped courtyards. The two largest courtyards now include extensive artificial rock waterfalls that conceal the face of the parking garage beneath the units. The community pool area was redone with stone paving, thematic palm tree plantings and a tall, colorful backdrop wall with a fountain element. Construction was completed in 2006.