Seven-Story, 228-Unit Apartment Complex to Break Ground in Koreatown

By Steven Sharp, Reporter: Urbanize Los Angeles – Construction is scheduled to begin this week for a mixed-use development just south of Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown. The project, called Nexen, will rise from a 1.2-acre site at 2938-2972 W. 7th Street which was previously developed with a parking lot and a […]

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MVE Sees Building Projects Moving Ahead

By Pieter J. Brennan , Reporter: Orange County Business Journal -During the 2008 Great Recession, Irvine-based architecture firm MVE & Partners Inc. was able to survive by finding work in China, where it designed 18 million square feet of projects—including more than 10 million square feet in the now infamous […]

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My New Normal: MVE Partners President Matthew McLarand

By Joseph Pimentel, Reporter: Bisnow – McLarand is the president and director of design at MVE + Partners, an architecture, design and planning firm based in Irvine. McLarand spearheads the company’s business development efforts and oversees a team of architects that designs commercial, mixed-use, multifamily and high-rise residential projects. These days, when Matthew McLarand […]

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Another Mixed-Use Development Planned in Downtown San Pedro

By Steven Sharp, Reporter: Urbanize Los Angeles – Yesterday, the Vancouver, Washington-based developer (Holland Partner Group) submitted an application to the City of Los Angeles to construct a mixed-use housing project on the block bounded by 6th, 7th, Beacon, and Palos Verdes Streets. The project, named for its address at 625 […]

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A Tree Grows in Los Angeles

By Shane Reiner-Roth, Reporter: The Architect’s Newspaper – Australian firm Koichi Takada Architects, in collaboration with MVE + Partners as the architect of record, has unveiled its latest design for Sky Trees, a 43-story tower set for the corner of 11th Street and Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Crown […]

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The Curtain Lifts at San Pedro’s 550 Harborfront Apartments

By Steven Sharp, Reporter: Urbanize Los Angeles – Holland Partner Group is applying the finishing touches to 550 Harborfront, the company’s new mixed-use project in Downtown San Pedro. MVE + Partners designed 550 Harborfront which will include common amenities such as a pool deck, a sky lounge, three courtyards, a fitness […]

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Developers dive into downtown Fremont housing boom

By Blanca Torres, Reporter: San Francisco Business Times – Within a year of submitting a proposal to build 275 apartments in downtown Fremont, Fore Property kicked off construction — an almost unheard of timeline in the Bay Area. The fast turnaround to get the project underway proves that Fremont is […]

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