This 5-story mixed-use building is located on an urban infill site just north of Downtown LA. The design takes advantage of the sloping site by providing main entrances on different levels along opposite sides of the site. A rooftop terrace captures dramatic downtown views and a large garden deck is featured atop the podium. Colorful horizontal polycarbonate panels visually separate the street level retail from the living units above while artfully masking the parking structure fronting the street. An additional level of use under the podium was achieved using the “basement” definition in the building code.