Design 68 apartments of affordable family housing in Los Angeles at 7th and Coronado Streets. The non-profit developer, Los Angeles Housing Partnership, desired a design that addressed both concerns for safety of the residents in a marginalized neighborhood and the opportunity for a sense of community within that neighborhood. It was especially important to make that connection with a seniors’ affordable housing project on an adjacent property that they also own.
Mixed-use 76-unit affordable housing with 11,000 sf of commercial space
Design affordable housing for elderly residents of modest means on 3.5 acres of land in the City of El Monte, California. Provide 137 one bedroom apartments, one onsite manager's unit, and assorted common spaces. Opportunities for both passive and active recreation must be included for the residents. Respond to both the traditional Hispanic culture and recently arrived Asian immigrant cultures existing in the community.
Renovate an abandoned building and convert it to fifty studio apartments. The programmatic concern for the project was to develop a residential community with appropriate services which would allow adults with mental disabilities to live independently. The primary design challenge was to find and configure space to satisfy the client's program within the constraints of an existing structure and limited budget typical to serviced enriched affordable housing development.
Rehabilitate a derelict residential hotel and first floor commercial building in deteriorated San Pedro, CA neighborhood. Create 39 units of single room occupancy housing with related support and community spaces for some of the area’s most profoundly poor and homeless population, many of whom have mental disabilities.
Convert a deteriorated two story residential hotel to affordable permanent housing for 61 adults with mental disabilities. Provide a stable environment without being institutional. Develop sufficient community space within the building and grounds to administer social services for residents and the neighboring community. Create a residents' micro- community while integrating the "new" Las Palomas within the context of the larger neighborhood and, ultimately, the greater Los Angeles context.
HUD – Section 8
Candeur Group – Investor
Red Capital – Lender with a 221d4
Citi Group – Underwriter of the bonds
PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS TO RECOGNIZE
Jamboree Housing Corporation – Not-for-Profit Services Partner
City of La Puente
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Relativity Architects – Architect
Ashwood Construction – Contractor
SQLA, Inc. – Landscape Architect
TARGETED INCOME OF RESIDENTS
All residents are under either 50% AMI or 60% AMI; however, most residents are far below those income levels.
NUMBER OF UNITS
NUMBER OF ROOMS
(8) 1-Bedroom Units
(88) 2-bedroom Units
(36) 3-Bedroom Units
The rent prices are $1,450 for 1-bedroom, $1,610 for 2-bedroom and $1,975 for 3-bedroom. The property; however, is 100% Section 8. The residents pay only 30% of their monthly income on rent and the rest is subsidized.
The vision generating the design for Moonlight Villas is that of a small, residential village grouped around the existing natural environment, carefully tucked into this beautiful and suburban hillside property. The design is intended to be a strong environmental response both to issues of energy conservation and to the existing neighborhood context. The natural Southern California landscape is still in evidence with native pepper trees sprinkled across the up-hill properties. By decentralizing the new apartments into clusters and continuing the strategy of native and climate appropriate landscape on the site, this new development will be compatible with the current landscape and neighborhood.
Transform, downsize, and modernize an existing and deteriorated 196 rooms, five-story Residential Hotel with maze like circulation and minimal open space into an 80-unit facility for frail elderly. Increase service amenities and open space while maintaining commercial space on the first floor. The site is located on South Alvarado Street in the City of Los Angeles across from MacArthur Park and is being developed by the Los Angeles Housing Partnership
Design a 30,000 square foot family center facility that will be able to incorporate all of Penny Lane’s diverse child service programs for the region.
20,000 square foot corporate center, clinic, and family center for Penny Lane Centers, a non-profit agency whose mission is children's welfare.
Design a 110 unit, low density, residential complex for active seniors to be located on the North portion of the lot bounded by Rockwell Ave, Gibson Road and Valley Blvd. in the City of El Monte, California. Provide on grade parking for 55 automobiles.
The emphasis on the creation of a thriving community requires that the building be both identifiable as a whole while at the same time allow the individuality of the residents to be identified. For that reason the exterior treatment incorporates features that would distinguish the private from the public and allow the different wings to be clearly different. The key functions such as stairs, elevator, circulation, common facilities, residential units are all treated differently in order to create a vocabulary of forms and colors that will allow both a clear identity and integrated whole.
On a gently sloping .58 acre property in Los Angeles, design an affordable housing complex for thirty families where one member of each family has chronic mental illness. Include licensed child care and support facilities for service provider and residents, on grade parking, and as much open recreation space as possible.