AMLI Marina Del Rey Earns Top Honors At NAHB Pillar Awards

MARINA DEL REY, CA JANUARY 31, 2022 — AMLI Residential and TCA Architects won top honors at this year’s NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards; presented by the National Association of Home Builders. AMLI Marina Del Rey, a 585-unit mixed-use luxury apartment community won for Best Low Rise Apartment Community (non-garden, 5 stories or less) and Multifamily Community of the Year, the top honor in the multifamily category. Also a finalist in the Best Low Rise Apartment Community category was Neptune Marina, another 526-unit TCA designed community located directly across from AMLI Marina Del Rey, on the marina.

Designed for AMLI Residential by TCA Architects, the community was developed on a 10.4-acre site in Marina del Rey and features scenic views, high-end interior finishes and incomparable amenities. The apartments range from 643-square-foot studio to a 2,240-square-foot three-bedroom. AMLI Marina Del Rey is certified at LEED Silver®, which enables residents to lower their environmental impact while also lowering their utility bills.

The property is located within the walkable Silicon Beach neighborhood, near a host of local restaurants and shops, as well as close proximity to LAX, freeways, Santa Monica, Venice and more. The apartment community’s marina setting served as the primary design inspiration, according to TCA Architects.

The view of the bay and luxury apartments along the coastline are two important characteristics of this location. The architectural task at hand brought two important challenges. First, it was necessary to design and create a high-quality living environment for residents; and second, to redefine the look of the marina and, through architecture, enhance the surrounding context. This created a strong link between the buildings and the community. The architectural character of the project re-interprets the rustic nature of the boathouse to invoke an aesthetic that feels very much a part of the marina,” said Tim Mustard, Principal at TCA Architects.

The community’s amenities include: two resort-style salt water pools with spas and cabanas; an outdoor lanai with game tables, televisions, firepit and grill station; and three roof decks with seating and panoramic views. Residents also enjoy THE JEWEL, an indoor/outdoor entertaining space with a catering kitchen; landscaped courtyards with outdoor dining and grills; a two-story fitness center with group studio and yoga lawn; and a pet park and pet spa. Other amenities include a bike repair and storage room; a laptop lounge; a work space with conference rooms; and dockside paddle board and kayak storage. Apartment features include Bosch stainless steel appliances, Moen fixtures, quartz countertops and other designer details.

The retail component of the community includes tenants like Orangetheory Fitness and The Hive, which provide onsite conveniences and services to AMLI’s residents.

Developed by AMLI Residential, other team members include TCA Architects (architect); H. Hendy Associates (interior designer); Western National Builders (general contractor); and MJS Landscape Architecture (landscape architect).

“TCA is grateful to AMLI for their unwavering vision of this exceptional mixed-use community,” said Mustard. “Responding to site context and creating a strong link between the buildings and the community was among the top priorities during the planning stages of the project, located harbor side in Marina del Rey, CA. The program included a complete renovation of the pedestrian promenade, the entire anchorage fronting the marina basin as well as construction of new boathouses. Influenced by the marina, the design draws inspiration from an image of a boathouse.”

Jason Armison, AMLI Residential executive vice president, said, “We are proud that AMLI Marian Del Rey has received these prestigious awards and grateful to TCA Architects and all of our partners who helped us create this unique and scenic apartment community.”

NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards highlight creative development concepts, innovative financing strategies, great design, and superior management and marketing in the apartment and condo marketplace. The Pillars awards are held in high esteem by top-level multifamily development companies, management firms and experts in the field. The annual competition is judged by a jury of knowledgeable peers, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the multifamily industry.


Founded in 1993, TCA Architects are nationally recognized leaders in high-density, mixed-use, multifamily housing, dynamic retail and signature hospitality environments. The firm’s collaborative approach and industry leading technological expertise have resulted in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect our communities and the environment.  With studios located in Oakland, Los Angeles and Irvine, California, TCA is one of the nation’s fastest growing architectural firms. For more information on TCA, its design talent and current projects, visit



AMLI Residential focuses on the development, construction and management of environmentally responsible, luxury apartment communities throughout the country. Founded in 1980, AMLI is owned by PRIME Property Fund, a core commingled institutional fund. AMLI currently owns and manages 71 apartment communities including 23,000 apartment homes and has approximately 3,700 additional apartment homes under development and/or in lease-up at ten locations. AMLI is a leader in multifamily sustainability. Forty-seven AMLI communities are LEED®-certified, and forty-seven communities are ENERGY STAR®-certified. More information is available at