Link Apartments Kora

Industry: Mixed-Use

Size: Approx. 54,800 SF

Location: Los Angeles, CA

NTI Client: Grubb Properties

Scope: IT, AV, Security, Structured Cabling

Client Objective


Grubb Properties’ Link Apartments Kora is an example of Grubb Properties’ mission to answer the housing affordability crisis taking over many parts of the country. They want to provide affordable housing that is filled with lovely amenities, wonderful tenants, and a feeling that you’ve arrived at home once you’ve moved in.


Link Apartments Kora is a beautiful mixed use project located on a full block in the heart of LA’s Koreatown neighborhood.  The area is a highly walkable and desirable neighborhood for millennials. The Grubb Properties’ Link Kora building has seven levels above ground, plus two basement levels. The impressive mixed-use development includes approximately 246 residential apartments,  47,000 sf of commercial space, and co-working office areas. There is a 2 story pavilion, a Target store and a Starbucks on the first level, plus two below grade levels for parking which is available to residents, retail staff and customers. 


NTI has had the privilege of working with Grubb Properties since ASD, NTI’s parent company, first established a relationship by securing a design services contract with the company. 

All of Grubb Properties are outfitted with the best amenities for their tenants. NTI helped design the technology that went into spaces like their open-concept lobby,  fitness center, clubhouse, yoga room, pool area, courtyard, and parking spaces. In some Grubb Properties, there’s even a dog wash center available for you and your pup!


NTI couldn’t be more pleased to work with a business that focuses on tenant care and we are thrilled to have provided all of their design consultation needs.


Click here to read about our multi-family projects with Grubb.


Front view of Link Apartments Kora
Side rendering of Link Apartments Kora

Summary


Cabling Design - We designed the cabling systems, including horizontal and vertical cabling, pathways, cable management, IDF, MDF, and equipment room layouts and outlet details. The cabling supports voice and data (POS, PMS, Admin LAN, wireless and hardwired internet) services. We showed conduit and back box requirements for the MEP documents.

MATV/CATV - Coordinated with the television service vendor and Architect to identify all cabling, junction boxes, TV locations, splitters, taps, and amplifiers for the MATV/CATV. We provided layout details for the head-end room and performance specifications for the MATV system. Using the performance specs, the cabling vendor can design, install and certify the MATV infrastructure per the vendor requirements.

Security - We designed the security systems, including closed-circuit security cameras, monitors, duress alarms, door contact alarms, alarm control panels, keypads, and motion detectors. We incorporated owner device locations as part of the Construction Documents after review and sign-off by the owner and operator.

Audio Visual - Delivered construction documents and specifications for the AV systems following brand standards and client direction Our design addressed all audio visual content components in public access areas. We included all speakers, cabling, AV wall plates, input sources, amplifiers, junction boxes, conduit, and infrastructure for meeting rooms and the F&B areas.

Rendering of Link Apartments Kora with Target
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