PARKS + OPEN SPACE
Location West Sacramento
We are thrilled to announce The Rivermark has received a National Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects!
The building’s distinctive entry tower serves as a beacon for the new neighborhood. Fashioned from perforated Cor-ten steel panels and visible from a distance, the open-air stair tower takes its cue from the historically industrial area. At ground level, the rust-toned stair tower cedes to a boulder-strewn courtyard, recalling the shades and shifting forms of the Sierra Foothills. A second-level podium courtyard serves as the heart of the development. Balconies, decks, and patios surround the courtyard, creating a continuum of private to public space. The central courtyard remains open to the east, a design strategy to protect residential units from the potential adjacent development. This courtyard aperture provides an opportunity for the future neighbor to align or connect with this open space. The 70-unit building is divided aesthetically into two residential "bars" that relate to each other across a central courtyard and are joined by open-air walkways. Along Bridge Street, the building features five levels of housing, with ground-level residences opening directly onto the sidewalk via balconies and stoops. Housing and community uses "wrap" the large parking garage, obscuring it from view and creating an active street edge. The second bar of housing steps down a level toward the smaller alleyway, lined with planted a storm-water swale that ties into the city infiltration system.