The Villas at Playa Vista are sited on three parcels within the village of Playa Vista. These high-density parcels are a combined 1,503 apartment homes - on just over twenty-one acres – with subterranean parking and on-podium landscape spaces throughout. Integration of the Villas within the fabric of the larger neighborhood was crucial to the success of the community. The design team – in close coordination with both Master and Apartment Developer – participated in multiple design charrettes to establish the design vision. The Villas sites were crucial pieces of the overall plan – providing walkable streets, street-side amenity spaces, and contributions to the urban village fabric. The program for each site is focused on providing shared amenities for residents and compliment the amenities provided within the larger Playa Vista community. Quality of space, and quality of finishes were the focus throughout the design process. Internal landscape courtyards - elevated above the adjacent street – were crafted to maximize access to sunlight and ocean breezes, with a special focus on the creation of quasi-public spaces to bring residents together.