PANORAMIC SPECIALIZES IN INNOVATIVE, INFILL DEVELOPMENT.
Since 1990, Panoramic has completed 13 mixed-use, infill projects in and around downtown Berkeley, California — adding more than 500 new units of housing, and 100,000 square feet of commercial space.
The Berkeleyan Apartments, a mixed-use project built in 1998, was the first new rental housing project by a private developer in downtown Berkeley since World War II.
From 2004 – 2007, Panoramic was the largest private landlord of UC Berkeley students. It also provided more affordable housing in its 7 mixed-use projects than the Berkeley Housing Authority. (In April 2007, it sold all its residential developments to the Equity Residential REIT, in the largest real estate transaction in Berkeley’s history.)
THE FIRM EMBRACES NEW IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGIES.
Panoramic installed the first independently accessed, stacked, parking lifts in a commercial development in the U.S. (1995). It was also the first developer to incorporate on-premises City CarShare in its buildings (2001). All of its rental projects had rooftop gardens, energy-efficient designs, and ground floor retail space reserved for local businesses.
Panoramic has spent the last four years developing a design for stylish and efficient housing for students and workers called SMARTSPACE®. Its research included construction of a full-scale working prototype and collaboration with ZETA Communities and Pankow Construction on a four story pre-fab micro-apartment project, completed in January 2013.