On The Boards

OCVIBE Anaheim, California

OCVIBE is a planned entertainment district centered on the existing Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Burton Studio evolved the project’s master plan into a specific design for the urban park, paseo, public and private streets, and parking buildings. The development will include retail and dining additions to the Honda Center, a new concert hall, and a market hall building, all of which open onto the central urban park. The space, imagined as a sequence of natural environments, evokes various southern California landscapes. ‘Montane Uplands’ at the highest point of the market hall cascade to ‘Oak Foothills,’ with additional references to desert and agricultural settings. The result is a landmark civic space for Anaheim that can accommodate daily use on an intimate scale as well as major events for thousands of attendees.

Irvine Valley College

Burton Studio partnered with obrARCHITECTURE to fulfill Irvine Valley College’s request for a campus social hub through the development of a new coffee shop and companion landscape. The concept design quickly harnessed the opportunity to develop a significant outdoor gathering and work district that supports the adjacent arts complex buildings. The design includes numerous spaces for the creation and display of art in various forms, as well as outdoor instruction and informal gatherings to help increase student dwell time on campus. Several spaces can be reconfigured by users to accommodate either organized lectures or more dispersed casual seating. A focal deck, seating courts, and a movable stage platform nestle visitors within a frame of native and adapted plant species that conserve water and provide crucial shade during warm summer months.