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Marina del Rey, CA
  • Bldg system

    Innovative Light-Frame

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


If the building market in Southern California is any indication of things to come for the rest of the country, wood-frame construction is literally looking up. Two factors made this mixed-use, multi-family project’s construction unique: the use of both Type III-A and V-A construction on one podium and the use of prefabrication to speed the building process. 

Stella consists of two nested wood-framed L-shaped structures, oriented for maximum access to light and views. The two buildings are set on top of a concrete podium housing 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 578 parking stalls.

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  • Construction Cost:

    $65 million

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Material Types:

    Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Light-Frame, Wood structural panels

Companies Involved:
  • DesignARC

    Project Architect

  • Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers

    Structural Engineer

  • Larrabure Framing


  • Merlone Geier Partners


Individuals Involved:
  • Sean Finn


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