Sonrisa Studio Apartments in Downtown: Site Visit

The W+P | 19six team definitely got their steps in for the day when we climbed to the top of the Sonrisa Studio Apartments site in Downtown Sacramento. This site visit was a short walk for half the team, just six blocks from our Midtown Sacramento office on R Street.

The 0.24 acre (240 units per acre) site is centrally located one block south of the State Capitol on an underutilized infill site with exceptional public transit accessibility, walkability, and proximity to jobs and services. The immediate neighborhood includes a variety of offices, restaurants, and retail immediately to the north, east and west. Table Vine across the street and Karma Brew are hidden gems in this neighborhood.

(click site plan to enlarge)

The 58 micro-studio units were designed as high-quality spaces that efficiently provide 268 SF per unit. The five-story structure utilizes cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor and roof systems for the horizontal structural components of the building.

One design element we think residents will enjoy is the private community deck on the 5th floor. The 1,300 SF shared common area with outdoor seating provides views of the surrounding neighborhood and sits just above the tree canopy.

The use of CLT construction allowed for an accelerated construction period through the framing stage. It also provides the tenants with a beautiful stained wood ceiling in each unit. You can see these ceilings in some of the photos from the site visit below.

The Project Design and Construction Team includes:

  • Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA)
  • W+P | 19six
  • Tricorp Group Construction Services
  • Holmes – Structural & Fire Engineering
  • EDGE Electrical Consulting
  • Yamasaki Landscape Architecture

Delivering sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective construction methods for a deserving community is something we’re really proud of.

John Havard
Associate, Architect