Projects

  • Alamo Heights, Texas: This plan for a one-mile corridor recasts streets as urban avenues with wide sidewalks, landscaped medians and a streetcar, with plans for developing mixed-use and multi-family buildings supported by transit and a park-once district.

  • Westwood, California: Plaza la Reina, located in historic Westwood Village, consists of a 44-room residential hotel above retail organized around a public courtyard. The building is articulated in massing and scale to read as two structures, creating a stylistic variety that harmonizes with the rhythm of Westwood Village’s traditional architecture and urbanism.

  • Pasadena, California: A 21-unit multi-family residential project designed per the City of Gardens Standards that revive the traditional courtyard housing type of Southern California.

  • Panama Pacifico, Republic of Panama: A modest 40-unit project designed as a traditional court that responds to the tropical climate of Panama with passive cooling, protection from the sun and rain and appropriate materials incorporated into the design.

  • Rolling Hills Estates, California: This 18-unit mixed-use project is among the first developments designed following the implementation of the Moule & Polyzoides Deep Valley Master Plan Guidelines.

  • Pasadena, California: Fair Oaks Court is an affordable housing project that combines classic bungalow style with the typology of courtyard housing in one of Pasadena’s older pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods.

  • Glendale, California: As part of a mature neighborhood in north Glendale, this mixed-use development incorporates courtyard spaces, retail, offices and 100 units of housing.

  • Brentwood, California: A 49-unit housing project on a one-acre site, Dunstan Way is a Mediterranean-style complex organized around two major internal court­yards, providing both private and public outdoor space to residents.

  • Pasadena, California: Del Mar Station is a transit-oriented development surrounding a prominent Gold Line Metro Station, on the line that connects Los Angeles and Pasadena.

  • Pasadena, California: The restoration of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows has transformed an important yet neglected historic Pasadena site into luxury housing on a dramatic location adjacent to the iconic Colorado Street Bridge.

  • Pasadena, California: Granada Court brings courtyard housing to the Playhouse District with 31 luxury apartments over a 50-car subterranean parking garage.

  • Pismo Beach, California: Located within walking distance of the beach, 331 Wadsworth is an infill project that provides mixed-use and for-sale urban housing with cottage-style residential buildings and Spanish- and maritime-style commercial structures

  • South Pasadena, California: A transit-oriented development adjacent to a light rail station, Mission Meridian provides 67 condominiums and 5,000 square feet of retail space for those interested in commuting by train.

  • Santa Ana, California: Located north of downtown Santa Ana on a one-acre site, this mixed-use project consists of 45 units of housing configured around four unique courtyards that vary in orientation, size and massing.

  • Ventura, California: Located on a sloping site with beautiful ocean views in Ventura's pedestrian-oriented downtown, 42 North Chestnut is a mixed-use and adaptive reuse project with 51 condominium units on a nearly two-acre site.

  • Duarte, California: Five attached and 24 detached cottages are organized in various configurations around two linear garden courts connected with paseos and walkways on a richly landscaped 2.5-acre site.

  • Long Beach, California: Located on two city blocks in a residential neighborhood, this project transforms the area into a memorable village center with the addition of 53 affordable rental units and the implementation of traffic-calming measures and landscape improvements.

  • West Hollywood, California: Harper Court revives the courtyard type in Los Angeles, with twenty units organized around four courtyards that feature fountains, exterior fireplaces and rich landscaping throughout.

  • Pasadena, California: Meridian Court, situated on a small infill site in a mixed-use neighborhood, is within walking distance of two Gold Line transit stations and the major commercial centers of Pasadena.

  • Pasadena, California: The restoration and expansion of historic Gartz Court included moving the structures almost three miles from their original location and adding garages and backyards to transform the original bungalow apartments into full-fledged houses.

  • Monrovia, California: Located on a typical Southern California suburban arterial road, Magnolia Court provides sixteen units of affordable housing in a courtyard setting.

Press

  • The San Antonio Express-News covers approval of a plan for revitalizing the St. John's Seminary adjacent to Mission Concepción, bringing 200 apartments to the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood.

  • Harper Court: Seven Fountains featured as a Los Angeles Times "Home of the Week."

  • Case study of South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village in "Build a Better Burb / The Long Island Index"

  • Case study of Mission Meridian Village, published in Greater Greater Washington blog.

  • Elizabeth Moule discusses the Moule & Polyzoides New Urbanist philosophy, its sustainable practices and bridging the gap between modernity and historical traditions.

  • American Bungalow magazine article about history and preservation of Gartz Court in Pasadena.

  • In this Center for Creative Land Recycling video, local residents share their own perspectives about redevelopment of Hunters Point in San Francisco.

  • American Bungalow magazine profiles Fair Oaks Court, a "stunning 21st-century version of a bungalow court."

  • Kai Ryssdal interviews Elizabeth Moule about Mission Meridian Village and the changing habits of American commuters.

  • A CBS news report about new signs that Americans are beginning to make big changes in where they live, what they drive and how they get to work as gas prices zoom ever higher.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports about changing housing and commuting habits of Americans, focusing on Del Mar Station.

  • Del Mar Station sets an example for car-free, sustainable living writes Pasadena Magazine of the innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • Harper Court: Seven Fountains is featured in this Multihousing Professional article about the revivial of Mediterranean-inspired courtyard housing.

  • The Los Angeles Times examines the collaboration between Creative Housing Associates and Moule & Polyzoides that led to the award-winning mixed-use TOD, Mission Meridian Village.

  • Pasadena Star News writes about the restoration of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows.

  • Interior Design magazine profiles two of our recent courtyard housing projects and how they are changing the direction of Los Angeles housing.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports about the controversy between New Urbanist and Modernist architects stirred by the post-Hurricane Katrina charrette in Biloxi.

  • New York Times article about frustration with ever worsening traffic features Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • New York Times article about the national charrette that provided emergency urban design services for the reconstruction of Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Los Angeles Times article about the revival of courtyard housing, focusing on Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • Period Homes article about two of our courtyard housing projects in Southern California that are “proving the renewed vitality of the form.”

  • New Urban News article about South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village which the author calls one of the "most striking examples of dense mixed-use development along the Los Angeles region's expanding network of light-rail lines."

  • AirTalk's Larry Mantle discusses New Urbanism with Stefanos Polyzoides, Ventura City Manager Rick Cole and Creative Housing Associates President Michael Dieden.

  • Residential Architect magazine writes about Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • Pasadena Star-News reports about the plans to rehabilitate the Vista del Arroyo bungalows.

  • Los Angeles Times article about transit villages in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village.

  • Architecture Magazine interview with Stefanos Polyzoides about anti-sprawl development.

  • Pasadena Star-News article about the rehabilitation of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows.

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • Architecture Week article about Moule & Polyzoides courtyard housing projects in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village and Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • The Town Paper article about Harper Court: Seven Fountains, Los Angeles’ first courtyard complex in 70 years.

  • Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design article about courtyard housing in Southern California, featuring three of our projects

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on urban infill development. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Del Mar Station Transit Village, Mission Meridian Village and UCLA SW Campus Graduate Student Housing. Includes two essays by Stefanos Polyzoides: "Housing Fabric as Town Form" and "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • Los Angeles Magazine article about Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

News

Thoughts

  • Stefanos Polyzoides discusses housing design in the context of neighborhoods, with Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena as his backdrop.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides, with Roger Sherwood and James Tice, documents the historical, technical, and cultural forces that shaped the development of this distinctive West Coast building type.

Talks

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne discussed Mission Meridian Village and Del Mar Station at the 2011 Urban Land Institute TOD Summit in Pasadena, California