Modern living designed for comfort

The Agora at South Main Apartments is located in the bustling center of Walnut Creek.

Agora is a contemporary, mixed-use building with 35,000 square feet of shopping and dining at street level and luxurious apartment living above. 49-units mixed with flats and townhouses of rent apartments are spacious with high-end finishes and thoughtful amenities. Complete with a fitness center, large sun deck with a pool and spa, clubhouse with a double-sided fireplace and full kitchen. Anchor tenants are Starbucks, TD Ameritrade, California Pizza Kitchen and Pacific Catch. There are two levels of parking below grade for residents and commercials spaces. Essex has taken advantage of the fast-growing community that is within reach.

Dern Architecture + Development joined the Architect of Record, NC2 Studio, to help with an on site architecture presence during construction. The ability to have “boots on the ground” helped NC2 Studio focus on the design and have a supporting voice through onsite reviews, observation reporting and coordination with the General Contractor and Ownership. Once we established a direct relationship with the City of Walnut Creek, moving away from a Third-Party Review, we were able to expedite any revision review and set the project up for success through the Planning, Building, Public Works and on site Inspections. Dern Architecture + Development became a reliable resource at construction coordination meetings with Deacon and their subcontractors as well as a point of contact for getting answers and direction through the construction phase.