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Via Lido

Shubin + Donaldson Architects

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Angela Cook

Project Name

Via Lido

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  • Russell Shubin
  • Robin Donaldson
  • Sieglinde Pukke
  • Lauren Anderson
  • Courtlandt Gross


  • General Contractor: Wieland Davco

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Project Description


Via Lido is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Via Lido and Via Oporto in Newport Beach. The 3388 Via Lido building was originally designed by Mid-Century Bank architect, WA Sarmiento and was constructed in 1960 as an addition to the Newport Balboa Savings Bank building located at 3366 Via Lido to the south. The design intent of the architect was to bring the building up to date in all its systems, structural capacity and design.

The updated design creates a new transparent skin for the building. This new transparency will enhance the buildings visual connection with its setting on the beautiful Newport Bay and will enhance the living and working experience for the inhabitants of the building. The design is intended to maximize the Southern California indoor–outdoor lifestyle.

Balconies and outdoor terraces have been expanded for the residential units on the top of the building. Floor to ceiling glass on every floor captures maximum views and provides daylight for the office spaces on the first and second floor. A twin glass wall façade structure encapsulates the 2nd floor office space and creates an artful visual screen. The strong horizontality of the building was enhanced while allowing the vertical circulation elements to be newly expressed. The project will set a precedent in quality and esthetics for the future redevelopment of Lido Village.

All building systems will be state of the art energy efficient and will get a new dual glazed façade system. Also, each floor has the ability to open windows for fresh air and can be controlled by the inhabitants of the office floors. The street façade features an offset decorative glass screen that will contribute to the buildings energy efficiency.

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