Drawing inspiration from Italy’s cozy coastal villages, Villa Siena brings a human scale, warm materials, and a Mediterranean plant palette to Irvine in this luxurious residential community. EPTDESIGN established a strong axial symmetry to create a hierarchy of public places and streets with architects McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners for the Irvine Company Apartment Communities. A series of pedestrian connections to a grand entry procession ease wayfinding through this 1500-unit on-podium development. Elegant pools, dramatic courtyards, and layered plantings along walkways give people a variety of places to entertain, visit, and explore.