15 Jul

Urban Land Institute Tours The Roost

Approximately thirty people from The Orange County/Inland Empire Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders Group visited The Roost to get a firsthand look at the recently completed adaptive re-use development. Comprised of three existing distinct buildings, and the addition of three re-purposed shipping containers to increase the leasable area, The Roost has already made a huge impact on the City of Santa Ana.

ULI Members as they toured The Roost

ULI members were extremely impressed with The Roost and said it was, “the hippest low-key project in Orange County,” and that the tour was, “the grooviest ULI event of the year!”

The tour coincided with the opening of Scoops Ice Cream, the first tenant to open in the fully leased development. Thanks to an announcement in OC Weekly and via social media, Scoops was packed with ice cream devotees the very moment the doors opened. Along with Scoops, future tenants to open include a food and beer garden, yoga studio, and a maker’s shop.

Scoops during their soft opening. They sold out of every flavor!

The developer Davin Gumm, architect Michael Bohn, and contractor Luis Soto, led the tour and spoke about the projects opportunities, such as the strong community presence, the eclectic mix of existing buildings already on the site, and the location being near the Station Transit Oriented District, which reduces parking requirements.

(Left) Phil Bacerra, Planning Commissioner of Santa Ana, (Middle) Michael Bohn, Architect, (Right) Davin Gumm, Developer

The mission of the ULI Young Leaders Group cultivates and engages ULI members under the age of 35, who are the next generation of leaders, to innovate and collaborate in an effort to improve the future of responsible land use. The adaptive re-use project is scheduled to fully open late 2015 — stay tuned for more project updates and for the grand reveal of The Roost.

15 Jul

Not Just Retail, It’s a Whole New Bloc


The Bloc, a unique mixed-use project designed as a destination for business people, shoppers and downtown residents, was featured in a six page spread in Urban Land Magazine.  In place of the homogeneous, inward-facing structure of the former Macy’s Plaza, The Bloc opens up to city street life with an eclectic mix of forms and uses that represents the diversity of today’s downtown Los Angeles. Featured are vibrant outdoor promenades, terraces, and plazas animated by landscape, water features and programmed events.

“This is Southern California’s largest single-asset, mixed-use development- it is considered a single asset because the retail center, office building, and hotel are all owned by one developer/owner and are three components of one large mixed-use project- and it provides a core focus for the downtown community and region.” (Patricia Kirk, Writer).

Read the full story below: “Not Just Retail, It’s a Whole New Bloc”


30 Jun

Meet the Tenants of The Roost

As The Roost in Santa Ana wraps up the final stages of construction, we are excited to announce that the owner, Core Holding LLC, has officially leased 100% of the property. The Roost has a diverse roster of tenants including Scoops Ice Cream Shop, Inner Space Yoga, The Build Shop, American Gastropub Knife & Glass and residential tenants.

“The Roost is about to hatch, the residents are nesting, the shops are incubating and Scoops Ice Cream is breaking thru its shell,” said The Roost property owner, Davin Gumm. “We’re now 100% leased and couldn’t be more proud of the community we’ve created.”

Scoops Ice Cream, based in L.A., is known for giving guests a unique ice cream experience with more than 700 flavors. Flavors include Salty Vanilla Jim Beam, Burnt Sugar, Lavender Goat Cheese Honey, Mascarpone Caramel Pistachio and Guinness Tiramisu.  Scoops Ice Cream will officially open on July 9th.

Inner Space Yoga is a community wellness center for the mind, body and spirit. Featuring classes for all walks of life; from kids to people with disabilities, from beginners to advanced and everybody in between, Inner Space has classes for all levels and needs. Inner Space Yoga was founded in 2015 by Marta Gumm who has been teaching the disciplines of breathing, mindfulness and meditation to her students in the O.C. area thru workshops, private & semi-private classes, neighborhood studios, corporate retreats and local nonprofit organizations.Now, with her own brick and mortar location, she’s ready to welcome the community to explore the benefits of yoga!

The Build Shop , LA’s First DIY (Do It Yourself) 3D print and laser cutting shop, is going to be making its mark in Santa Ana as they make their debut at The Roost.  The Build Shop is a place where creative individuals can meet, dream and build just about anything that they could imagine.

The owner of The Build Shop said, “We are your friendly neighborhood hacker space, the fab lab around the corner, your local 3D print shop and tech hub, your private design firm, your personal factory, and your friends in the next tech revolution.”

Knife and glass

The final tenant will be American Gastropub Knife & Glass, an urban beer garden and restaurant, run by the owners of Hidden House Coffee Roasters, Craig and Ben Briggs, which will also be located just a block away. The first of its kind in Santa Ana, Knife & Glass will run out of three re-purposed cargo containers, creating a hip, modern and vibrant environment for the guests of the beer garden. The location will feature 13 beer taps, wine and a rotating menu, incorporating food truck style foods, to tie in with the unique shipping container design.

Studio One Eleven, together with Core Holdings LLC, are proud to welcome each unique tenant to The Roost and to further establish a strong local identity in the emerging station district. We are excited to see all that The Roost will bring to the community of Santa Ana. Stay tuned for more information as we prepare for the Grand Opening within the next few months.

15 Jun

Our Studio Scales the Face of the Sheraton in Downtown L.A.

Our Senior Principal, Alan Pullman and Project Director, Marcus Luciani, faced their fears last Thursday, when they rappelled down 24 stories at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown L.A.

AP-ML Rappelling

The event was put on by Shatterproof, a national organization that helps protect children, teens, adults and families from drug and alcohol addictions. The funds raised in efforts of this event are being used to help end the stigma, educate the public and advocate for change. Together, Shatterproof works to reduce the devastating impact of addiction on families across the United States.

It was an exhilarating day for our team and we are very proud of Alan and Marcus for participating in such a courageous act. We are glad to have supported our client, The Bloc and to have helped raise money for the Shatterproof movement.

To donate toward our team and Shatterproof please visit-http://ow.ly/OfH2K.


11 Jun

The Roost in Santa Ana Breaks New Ground

Tucked away in the Station District of Santa Ana is a new development comprised of an eclectic mix of buildings- The Roost.

The Roost is a sustainable, adaptive reuse project with a passion for craft, culture and community. This mixed-use, transit-oriented development is intended to become, “The Community’s New Living Room.”

One of the first of its kind in the region, The Roost features a dynamic mix of structures, including re-purposed cargo containers, a renovated craftsman bungalow duplex, a 1920’s commercial building and a reinvented two story barn.

Long Beach City Officials gathered around the re-purposed cargo containers during the construction tour:

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Monday morning Michael Bohn of Studio One Eleven and Davin Gumm of Core Holdings LLC spoke on behalf of the project and toured new tenants and Long Beach City Officials throughout the newly developed project. During this time they were able to see the progress of construction first hand.

Replacing a dilapidated gas station, now stands three re-purposed cargo containers, urban gardens, a two story barn and an updated duplex. Each structure is surrounded by private outdoor areas to create an inviting atmosphere for the community and residents of The Roost. The decomposed granite parking lot allows for water infiltration as well as a bios-wale garden that will capture rain-fall to filter pollutants and allows water to percolate in to the ground. The storefronts at The Roost open up toward Santa Ana Boulevard and feature outdoor seating, which helps activate the entire development. As a part of a prewar collection of diverse structures, The Roost will give the surrounding residential area a more vibrant, modern and artistic attitude.

It was great to see such a positive reaction during Monday’s construction tour. We are excited to see The Roost bring new life to a previous overlooked community in Santa Ana.

Stay tuned for more progress updates, including the announcement of individual tenants. The project is 80% leased and is scheduled to be complete late 2015.

Before Construction:

The Roost blog

 After Construction:


5 Jun

Supporting our Local Community and Client During the Red Shoe Society Gala

Last week, Friday, May 29th, a few of our team members attended a Red Shoe Society Gala in support of our client, The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. The Red Shoe Society, a group of young professionals who collectively make a difference in the lives of families with seriously ill children, helped to support and raise awareness and money for The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.

About the Red Shoe Society Gala:

Throughout the night we sipped on premium cocktails, tested our luck in high stake casino games, and placed bids during a silent auction, where all proceeds were given to charity.  The event was ranked as the largest fundraiser thrown to date by the Red Shoe Society.  The event collectively raised more than $40,000 in donations, which was used toward helping the families of The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald made an appearance himself and welcomed us with a warm smile as we walked through the Gala doors.  We enjoyed the night and are glad to have helped raise awareness for the Ronald McDonald House.

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*Adrianne and Kelly from our Marketing department posing with Ronald McDonald, wearing red shoes in support of the Ronald McDonald House during the Red Shoe Society Gala

About The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House Project:

Our team remodeled the previous two-story apartment building into a 24 guestroom facility. Creating a communal living and dining room, a group kitchen and an office for parents adjacent to the children’s playroom and an outdoor patio, The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House gives families in need a place they can call home. It was an honor to be a part of this project and it was great to see our community support such a great cause.

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 *Studio One Eleven- The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House outdoor patio

For more information on The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House or to volunteer/donate please visit: http://rmhcsc.org/longbeach