Capitola Project

capitola condos

colorful condos characterize Capitola, where Soquel Creek drains to Monterey Bay

Ene and I spent the other day exploring the seaside town of Capitola, CA, where wowhaus are finalists in a public art competition. Situated where Soquel Creek drains to Monterey Bay just below Santa Cruz, the town is known as the oldest beach resort on the West Coast, dating to 1869. With its own estuary, pier, promenade along a stretch of sandy beach and two world-class, right hand point breaks, it’s easy to fall in love with Capitola. The project is to be sited on a string of median strips along the commercial corridor where the PCH exits into town, a hub where people from all over the county do their shopping. Over the next month, we’ll do our best to design a project that resonates with the spirit of the town while adapting to the exigencies of California Car Culture. We’re truly honored to have been chosen as finalists, and look forward to spending more time in Capitola whether or not we are awarded the project.


2 replies on “Capitola Project”

  1. Thanks, Alan, I’ll be sure to check out the fossils. I read about them in the course of researching the town, and saw some cool images of ancient shells embedded in sandstone. What a wonderful stretch of coast!

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