Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA


ICON Condominiums is in the heart of Downtown San Diego, overlooking the Padres’ baseball stadium. This 24-story, Type I residential project includes four distinct, vibrantly colored towers and comprises 327 dwelling and live/work units, commercial spaces, shared amenity spaces, courtyards and three levels of subterranean parking. Design inspiration was taken partially from the historic Carnation Dairy Factory, existing on-site, which was rehabilitated and incorporated into the design. Warehouse-style elements are reimagined and integrated throughout, such as, large concrete structural frames, saw-tooth rooflines and industrial materials.

Drawing inspiration from the historic Carnation manufacturing facility on site, the design of ICON employs colorful concrete frames and saw-tooth roofs reminiscent of industrial structures.

Amenities include a variety of common areas with a particular focus on sports lovers including a 1700sf Fitness center professionally equipped for all levels of training and conditioning. The rooftop skybox provides direct views into the ballpark and breathtaking panoramas of the city and harbor.

Veronica Hinkley Reck was a Project Manager/Project Architect for the full project, overseeing the design and coordination of all 327 units including layout, finishes, all MEP work and the unit lighting design. Additionally she designed and administered the construction of the residential sales office that showcased a typical full-scale model unit with a realistic panorama of San Diego to highlight the amazing setting for perspective buyers.


Levin Menzies and Associates, now represented by Avenu Realty Group

Construction Type

Type I

Construction Cost

$82 Million

New / Renovation



2009 National AIA Housing Award; 2008 Grand Award, Builders Choice, Condos For Sale; 2008 Award for Smart Urban Excellence, Urban Land Institute of San Diego/Tijuana; 2008 Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Attached (For Sale) High-Rise Housing Project, Pacific Coast Builders Conference


Center City Development Corporation (CCDC)




327 / Studio, 1BR and 2 BR

For Sale/Rental

For Sale


400 (1:0.81)

Building GSF

393,333 GS

Community Outreach

Center City Development Corporation (CCDC)


Roel Construction and Ledcor Builders


Veronica Hinkley Reck, was Associate / Project Manager for this project at Tannerhecht Architecture


TannerHecht Architecture