The Variel of woodland hills

The concept, design and construction process that produced The Variel was a masterclass in intentional collaboration, communication and cooperation.
The developer, South Bay Partners, led the team of architects, interior designers, general contractor and management company by providing the conceptual objective for what The Variel should be and do when complete.

“Our intent was to design and build a world-class senior living community that would significantly outpace the competition,” says Patrick McGonigle, CEO of South Bay Partners. “To do that, we brought together an architectural firm with years of experience building luxury hotels and apartments; a high-end interior design firm with tremendous luxury resort and hospitality experience; a general contractor for which senior living is central to their business; and an operating management company organized specifically to launch and manage the community.”

Woodland Hills, CA
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
413,000 SF
SBLP Warner Center, LLC
Momentum Senior Living
VTBS Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Rodrigo Vargas Design Associates
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company

Savanna is the main dining room for assisted living. A delightful setting that welcomes all assisted living residents for three made-to-order meals every day.

In the words of Patrick McGonigle, CEO of South Bay Partners, the developer of The Variel, “Our intent was to design and build a world-class senior living community that would significantly outpace the competition. We believe we have achieved that goal throughout the community and for each and every one of our residents.”

“Each residential floor, including assisted living and other areas of the care continuum, have their own gathering spaces that exude welcoming comfort. People can spontaneously congregate and enjoy each other’s company – for a moment, an hour or more. The palette throughout the community is tonal and bright, with an abundance of light, like the Southern California skies. We used textures and colors that are classic and feel familiar versus avant-garde or trendy.”