Located in downtown San Diego’s East Village, EV is conceived as a piece of sculpture, its modulated façade a carefully-scaled, dynamic interplay between solid and void. The residential floors are seen as a sleek, clean, white volume supported by concrete pilotis. This volume is interrupted by a glazed wall that signifies the building’s entry on Thirteenth Avenue. The facades of the residential levels employ a shifting pattern of fenestration that changes from floor to floor. In an effect that is lively and kinetic, the windows and glass-faced balconies are patterned to respond to the unique configuration of each apartment. Overall, an elemental palette of exposed concrete, glass, and white stucco creates a minimal and contemporary aesthetic, contrasting favorably with adjoining projects, while retaining a scale and flavor appropriate to the context. Inward facing apartments at the upper-level offer views to a landscaped central courtyard. Ground level units have direct access to private patios within the courtyard. The 22-foot-wide sidewalk along Thirteenth Avenue features landscaping at the property line and on the street side, creating a lush, pedestrian-friendly corridor. The site is further activated by two retail spaces that anchor the building’s corners. Street-facing apartments at the first floor can be accessed directly from the sidewalk, adding vibrancy to the building's streetwall. EV’s common area spaces include a fitness center, media lounge and 9,000 sq. ft. rooftop deck. The open posture of the building enlivens its urban-infill site and enhances the broader context.