700 Block, Sacramento, CA: Mixed-Use

The 700 Block project encompasses the 1/2 city block bounded by 7th and 8th Streets, K Street and the K-L Alley. In a City of Sacramento sponsored competition among 4 architect-developer teams, our vision prevailed. Most of the half block is currently (prior to the new construction) built out, with some structures dating back to the late 19th century. Our vision to transform this section of K Street into a vibrant urban place includes the removal of the 66-feet of existing less valuable construction along the alley to make space for a new 5-story apartment tower over a 2-level concrete parking garage podium. The remaining structures that face 7th, 8th and K Street, many with historic significance, were converted into music venues, restaurants, a small grocery store and shops, with more apartments in the converted spaces above. This transformative high quality design removes uneconomical land uses and replaces them with an exciting pedestrian experience. Construction completed 2018.



Truckee Artist Lofts (TAL), Truckee, CA: Affordable Housing

TAL is a mixed-use, mixed-income community for artists, located in historic Truckee. This new community includes 90 rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and a gallery where resident artists and others may show their work. TAL is a place for creative individuals and households to live, work, learn and collaborate with one another.


The Savoy, West Sacramento, CA: Townhomes

This complex of 22 contemporary townhomes builds on the West Sacramento neighborhood evolving near 5th & G Streets. High ceilings and open floor plans express a very modern architecture.

S34 Lofts, Sacramento, CA: Townhomes

Subtle industrial architectural references articulate these six new townhomes that provide a buffer between a classic Sacramento residential neighborhood and adjacent block of industrial buildings.

1426 Music Venue, Sacramento, CA: Commercial

This project will be adjacent the popular B-Side bar in the Richmond Grove neighborhood of the Sacramento grid. This music venue will accommodate approximately 200 people, including a stage, dressing rooms, and other support areas. Bar areas are on first and second levels. The second level provides the theater’s seating mezzanine as well as a deck overlooking 15th Street.

14C Lofts, Sacramento, CA: Townhomes

Four 3-story townhomes located in Midtown Sacramento at the corner of 14th Street and Chinatown Alley informed by the industrial heritage of the neighborhood. The crisp geometry of the façades provides a light airy feeling.  Construction completed 2018.

1801 L St, Sacramento CA: Mixed-Use

Blossoming in the heart of midtown Sacramento, four levels of luxury and affordable rental housing surrounds a half-acre European-style courtyard enhanced with landscaping, a large swimming pool and spa. Seven top-floor reverse-floor-plan townhomes feature spacious living/dining areas with huge terraces up in the treetops overlooking the capital city. One, two and three bedroom stacked flats and live/work units that average 900 sq. ft. in floor area are accessed through two pedestrian-scaled breezeways off L Street and atop stoops fronting 18th and 19th Streets. The sixteen-foot high retail storefront along L Street houses the Buckhorn Grill, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates and The Rind. The modern-infill style brings a strong urban edge to midtown Sacramento. Kuchman Architects collaborated with Vrilakas Architects in the creation of the project. Construction of the housing component was completed in January of 2007.


Sacramento Business Journal 2006 Project of the Year

Sacramento Business Journal 2006 Infill Project of the Year

SMHA 2007 Smart Growth Award

Breathe California Smart Growth Award

Whiskey Hill Lofts, Sacramento, CA: Adaptive re-use

At the intersection of 22nd and S Streets a 47-year old concrete tilt-up office building has been converted into twenty loft-style dwelling units. The area where the parking lot for the office building was located now serves as the site for four paired-dwellings each over a series of individual garages. The project is within walking distance of an array of midtown Sacramento amenities. Residents began occupying the dwellings in the Spring of 2008.

Hale Building, Sacramento, CA: Retail and Office

The historic Hale Building is a melding of three masonry buildings that were constructed between 1867 and 1910. Some parts of the first building, a German Lutheran Church, still exist in the Hale Building basement. Kuchman Architects’ task was twofold. Renovation of the second and third floors as modern offices included the removal of three elevators that had been active when the building was a retail department store up through the mid 20th century and the addition of a new elevator and restrooms with shower facilities. Adaptive re-use of the 19,000 square foot basement as a secured bicycle and 34-vehicle parking garage presented some engineering challenges including creation of an access by way of a new a 13 x 9 foot vehicle ramp cut through the 100+ year-old unreinforced brick wall engineered by Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers on the alley side of the building. Historic renovation was complemented by an extensive slate of sustainable upgrades.

Railyards, Sacramento, CA: Mixed-Use

The Railyards District just north of downtown Sacramento is coming to life. Kuchman Architects has designed this mixed-use 4-story wood-frame over 2-level concrete podium building that covers an entire city block. The garage is concealed beneath a central courtyard. Retail shops open to South Park and Stanford Streets. Apartments with stoops activate Crocker Street and the 20-foot wide Smart Alley. Railroad imagery has been incorporated to create an urban-industrial architectural style.