Mixed Commercial

Whittier Lutheran Towers

The Client

Having built or renovated over 19,500 Affordable Housing units, ICON Builders specializes in the renovation of occupied senior and family apartments and offers expertise in the latest accessibility requirements and energy efficiency upgrades. With over $1.1 billion of construction projects completed, ICON Builders has extensive experience with government assisted, tax credit, and bond projects. Impressively, ICON Builders has temporarily relocated 23,000 families and seniors without incident. ICON Builders’ specific process and careful execution contributes to their reputation in the industry as experts in occupied affordable housing renovation.

The Project

Whittier Lutheran Towers is an independent living community with a total of 156 units, half of which are Section 8 assisted living units. ICON Builders managed a complete rehabilitation of the property, which included bringing in Pierre Landscape to update the landscape. Crews demolished the existing landscape, bringing in fresh amendment, soil, and mulch; irrigation with 18 automatic sprinkler zones; 5 flats of ground cover, 1,030 1-gallon plants, 270 5-gallon plants, 88 15-gallon plants, 174 15-gallon trees, 34 24” box trees, 3 36” box trees, 1 48” box tree, 3 24” box palms, and 6 15-gallon palms; 3,840 square feet of sod and other grasses; LED lighting; and 5 tons of cobble, 8 tons of decomposed granite, 15 18” diameter boulders, 15 24” diameter boulders, and 10 36” diameter boulders. The updated landscape offers residents of the community a beautiful and serene outdoor space to call their backyard.


Customer: ICON Builders
Architect: LandArc
Description: Residential Community
Location: Whittier, California
Project: Whittier Lutheran Towers
Scope: Landscape including amendment, soil, mulch, irrigation, plants, box trees and palms, sod, LED lighting, aggregate, and boulders.

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