ARQ at Cumulus

ARQ at Cumulus is a 580,000-square-foot, 30-story luxury apartment building that is part of a larger 1,200 unit mixed-use development in the Culver City area of Los Angeles.


Carmel Partners


Los Angeles, California


580,000 SF

300 Units

Targeting LEED Gold

Located at the Expo Line Jefferson/La Cienega station, the new transit-oriented development is positioned between downtown and Santa Monica. The tower’s apartment units range from studios to two bedrooms, with the top floor consisting of eight penthouse units. The ground floor includes the residential entry lobby and 11,000 square feet of retail space. Residents will have access to the adjacent Zocalo Public Square; an urban plaza and park lined with retail spaces. The building’s sixth and 30th floors host a range of indoor and outdoor amenities including a lap pool, hot tubs, lounge space, fire pits, a fitness center, and co-working lounge.

As the first residential high-rise in the area, ARQ will be a visual landmark for the neighborhood serving retail, a metro station, and a residential community. The tower integrates a subtle feature lighting with distinct white banded patterns on the façade that will be noticeable day or night, reinforcing its iconic contribution to the neighborhood identity.

SCB conducted various shading and daylighting studies to ensure that both the amenity roof deck and Zocalo Square would receive optimal sunlight throughout the day. As a result, the tower is situated on the northeast corner of the site and is oriented to the east/west, simultaneously providing residents with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean.