Nova on Wilshire Multifamily Community Designed by KTGY Welcomes Residents

May 12, 2021

Jamison Properties’ 228 Residences and Retail Reflects the Iconic Deco Landmarks in the Heart of Los Angeles

Nova on Wilshire, a new multifamily landmark designed by KTGY, has opened in the heart of Los Angeles. The mixed-use building is developed by Jamison Properties, LP, representing the next wave of design-forward residences in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. At 3980 Wilshire, the iconic structure combines 228 apartment homes with resort-style amenities and approximately 15,000 (14,983) square feet of retail wrapping the base of the building.

“With a dynamic curved building form, the building consciously plays with the Art Deco legacy of Wilshire Boulevard,” said KTGY Associate Principal, Keith McCloskey, LEED AP. “It creates a bold presence at the westerly gateway to Koreatown where its curved facade responds to the geometry of Wilshire and Wilton Place. The design incorporates multiple indoor and outdoor amenities, affording opportunities for residents to live well in a classic hospitality-like setting.”

Jamison Properties, LP


Residential Units:
228 studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences, from approximately 491 to 1,318 square feet

Seven plus mezzanine

Approximately 14,983 square feet along Wilshire Boulevard and Wilton.

Approximately 3,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor club room with grills,   kitchen, dining, and courtyard landscaped with olive trees.

Nova on Wilshire, designed by KTGY. Photo by Jim Simmons.

The courtyard area incorporates fitness center, pool, spa and gazebo lounges.

A second meditative courtyard of approximately 1,500 square feet is set off from the main pool-focused courtyard.

The rooftop lounge features an entertaining kitchen, fire pits and comfortable spaces with views of West L.A. and the Hollywood Hills.

Ground-level co-working space offers a beautiful and functional place to work and collaborate.

Dog-washing room

Lobby with Wi-Fi lounge and area for ride-share pickups.

Nova on Wilshire courtyard, pool and spa designed by KTGY. Photo by Jim Simmons.

Three subterranean levels of parking for approximately 354 vehicles and 252 bicycles.

Other Design Highlights:
The retail component incorporates the prior tenant, Tom n Tom’s coffee house (a Koreatown institution) into the new development, creating a social hub at Wilshire and Wilton.

Top-floor residences have 18-foot ceilings, large balconies. One large, two-bedroom unit has a 50-foot balcony with views to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Residences are wood construction atop two levels of concrete incorporating retail and parking. Hard, subsurface flooring in all units.

Nova on Wilshire rooftop lounge with fire pits and inspiring views. Photo by Jim Simmons.