The Asher

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

Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

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
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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.