The Asher

Finalist: Best Garden Apartment Community (Four Stories or Less)

Finalist
Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards
pillars@nahb.org

The Asher building
The Asher pool area
The Asher collaborative area
The Asher waiting room
The Asher game room
The Asher kitchen and dining

Location: Fremont, CA
Award Applicant: TCA Architects
Architect: TCA Architects
Developer/General Contractor: Carmel Partners
Interior Designer: Rodrigo Vargas Design
Photographer: VI Photography & Design
Project Website: theasherfremont.com

Project Statement

The Asher comprises two residential buildings on a 12.6-acre site, divided by a Linear Green that serves as a publicly accessible, park-like space in the city of Fremont. The Linear Green joins with the East Greenway, which is a pedestrian link between Litchfield and Walnut Ave, and fosters a safe connection for the neighborhood.

The design allows the dwellings to front existing neighborhood streets, activating the surrounding neighborhood and providing a defined street edge. The architectural motif was to ground the style within the context of Fremont’s history and existing vernacular.

Mid-century modern architectural style speaks to the city’s formation in 1956. The Asher offers an impressive array of resident amenities including: two pools, indoor/outdoor spaces, co-working quarters, a clubroom library, beautifully decorated entertainment lounges, and more.