The Essex On Lake Merritt
Oakland, California, USA

A 270-unit high-rise residential community on the lakeshore, this luxury project consists of a nine-story building that maintains the intimate residential scale of its neighborhood, along with a landmark-defining 20-story tower topped with penthouses. In addition to the fitness center, amenities include a pool and clubhouse on an elevated garden terrace overlooking lake and hills. Architecture International was responsible for the architecture and interior design of this project for Essex Property Trust. Associate Architect: Philip Banta & Associates.