Projects

  • Rio Nuevo, Tucson, Arizona: The Bautista is a mid-rise multi-family, mixed-use project in the new neighborhood of Rio Nuevo in Tucson, located on a streetcar line connecting it to downtown Tucson.

  • Georgetown, Texas: A new traditional neighborhood development located north of Austin, Texas in the outskirts of Georgetown, Cobb Ranch is designed as an ensemble of three neighborhoods, two hamlets and a commercial district, all carefully placed to conserve the existing native vegetation, karst features and salamander habitats.

  • 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.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: The Embassy Hills project is situated on a narrow, hilly, 20-hectare site which, despite the severe topographical constraints of its location, has the ambiance of a charming hill town neighborhood.

  • Veraguas, Republic of Panama: A 40-unit residential project located on a hilly forested site with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: A 600-unit New Urbanists neighborhood comprising a variety of building and unit types, all surrounded by a rich public realm of open space.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: A 1,500-unit residential development located atop one of the tallest and most visible hills in Panama City.

  • 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.

  • Seaside, Florida: Located on a narrow mixed-use commercial site, this project provides 27 residential units, 1,300 square feet of commercial space, a 300-square-foot community room and 31 subterranean parking spaces.

  • 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, California: This renovation and addition to a 7,600-square-foot mid-1970s house draws inspiration from the floating homes of Southeast Asia and features a series of dramatic water features.

  • Ventura, California: Parklands, a 67-acre traditional neighborhood development in Ventura, California, is a sustainable community of 500 homes designed around a pedestrian-friendly network of streets and blocks.

  • 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.

  • Somerville, Massachusetts: Located on a 5.5-acre triangular site just outside of Boston, MaxPac Square is a 199-unit transit-oriented neighborhood infill that includes 25 affordable housing units.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Domodedovo, Russia: A component of the Calthorpe & Associates-designed Domodedovo Master Plan, the Yuzhnoye Neighborhood is a 425-acre extension to a Moscow suburb.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Hollywood, California: Located in the heart of old Hollywood near Sunset and Vine, 6630 Sunset Boulevard draws upon the Art Deco tradition of Hollywood’s boom in the 1920s and 1930s with a contemporary interpretation.

  • Ventura, California: Situated near the historic San Buenaventura Mission, this project reintroduces the courtyard housing typology of Southern California’s past with 41 units over a 50-car subterranean parking garage.

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

  • Beverly Hills, California: This 8,000-square-foot single-family home, conceived with simplicity of form and materials, recalls the tradition of architectural elegance associated with Southern California homes of the 1920s.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A model of green design in a desert environment, Civano New Town anticipates over 2,800 households and includes strategies for conservation and preservation of native habitat on its 1,100-acre site in the Sonoran Desert.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A component of one of the first New Urbanist projects to integrate traditional planning principles with an advanced environmental protocol, the Civano New Town Patio Homes incorporate a variety of passive sustainable design and construction principles.

  • 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

  • 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 & Stefanos Polyzoides discuss their practice, New Urbanism, their partnership and their life together in Pasadena.

  • 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.

  • Mercado Neighborhood, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Del Mar Station Transit Village are featured in this book of exemplary urban design.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Civano resident writes in Terrain.org of his frustration and disappointment that the Civano developer abandoned the project’s original vision of creating a resource-efficient, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use community.

  • 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.

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

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • 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.

  • Report of the First Council of the CNU, including articles about Civano New Town.

  • A Terrain.org case study of Civano New Town, the sustainable community designed by Moule & Polyzoides just outside of Tucson, Arizona.

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