Designers & Projects

This is a list of advocacy organizations within the United States and Canada that provide information on homelessness that can enhance architectural programming. Information offerings are detailed for each organization including training, newsletters, bibliographies, grant funding, and other services or insights.

La Casa

URL: http://www.leoadaly.com/portfolio/la-casa-permanent-supportive-housing/ ; http://www.studio27arch.com/project/la-casa-permanent-supportive-housing/

Service: Permanent Supportive Housing; 40 units for male residents

Year of Construction: 2011-2014

Notable Features:

“The DC Department of Human Services’ “La Casa” is a permanent supportive housing project—a seven-story, 26,200-SF (2,434-SM) building—on an urban site adjacent amongst high-density residential developments. The project is an important milestone for the District of Columbia in their continued efforts to redefine the concept of housing for the homeless community. La Casa provides permanent housing with supportive services for up to 40 men, with each living unit functioning a single-person efficiency to support stability and predictability for the tenants as they transition out of homelessness. The men in residence participate in a variety of trainings, including life-skills, financial management, and job readiness training.

 

The ground floor includes a welcoming lobby, security area, DHS offices, a mail area, and two dwelling units. The basement has laundry, storage, and mechanical spaces. A community room on the second floor opens onto an outdoor terrace. The typical floor has seven dwelling units, including one ADA-accessible unit. While not regularly occupied, a green roof contributes to the design’s LEED-Gold certification. Security is provided by a combination of security officers, remotely monitored cameras, and secured door access.”

 

 

Art none
Performance Space none
Gardens/green space Green roof; terrace
Gym Facility/recreation none
Library none
Clinic none
Legal Services some
Beauty/Barber none

 

 

 

Project Challenges:

“In addition to maximizing the number of individual living units that could be accommodated on the small site, the City wanted to redefine a homeless care paradigm that typically produces antiseptic institutional facilities.  The architects were fortunate in having a municipal client that required design quality that would “meet and/or exceed” that of adjacent market-rate condominium buildings.   As the first new-build permanent supportive housing project in the City, La Casa is an important milestone for the District in its effort to redefine the concept of housing for the homeless community.

 

La Casa also has important urban planning responsibilities.  Sightlines extend from La Casa to the metro station, and the vibrancy of the building and its residents is reflected in the comings and goings of metro riders.  The building’s seven stories help to make the transition from the nine story buildings that face 14th Street to the lower four and five story buildings that comprise the Irving Street residential neighborhood. The façades reflect the vibrant activity of this urban face along Irving Street.  The solid-void pattern of the façade emulates the adjacent multifamily residential buildings to achieve a contextual scale, and the fenestration further refines this texture while providing equal amounts of glazing for each dwelling unit.

 

Unit interiors are designed for space efficiency and durability.  Inspired by more costly studio loft apartments, each dwelling unit provides floor-to-ceiling operable windows for natural daylighting and ventilation.    The units offer functional simplicity, coupling a hybrid living, eating, and kitchen space with a sleeping niche.  Warm and durable flooring of exposed concrete and bamboo complements crisp white walls and a refined gray kitchen.  Countertops are made by Alkemi, comprised of shredded, recycled aluminum cans floating in resin. The bathrooms are finished in ceramic tile, with industrial fixtures.  Each unit is fully ADA compliant.”

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Address 1600 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006
Phone 202 939 0027
E-mail info@studio27arch.com

 

Name Leo A Daly Architecture
Address 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

Tenth Floor

Washington, DC 20036-2683

Phone 202.861.4600
E-mail SCWright@leoadaly.com

 

 

Architect of Record:

Name John Burke, principal and co-founder (Studio 27)
Address 1600 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006
Phone
E-mail jburke@studio27arch.com

 

 

Name William A. Hanser, AIA (Leo A Daly Architecture)
Address 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

Tenth Floor

Washington, DC 20036-2683

Phone 561.688.2111
E-mail WAHanser@leoadaly.com
Interior Designer:

Name Ana Zannoni, architectural designer (Studio 27)
Address 1600 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006
Phone Not listed
E-mail azannoni@studio27arch.com

 

 

Name Not listed (Leo A Daly Architecture)
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements: LEED Gold Certified;

2015 AIA Virginia Society Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture

2015 AIA MD Award for Excellence in Design

2015 AIA DC | Washingtonian Award of Excellence

2015 AIA National Housing Award for Architecture

2015 Residential Architect Magazine Design Award

 

Press: 2012 Archdaily

2012 Street Sense

2011 Washington City Paper

Bayview Hill Gardens

URL: http://www.dbarchitect.com/project_detail/146/Bayview%20Hill%20Gardens.html

Service: 73 permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless families

Year of Construction: completed in 2014

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/green space yes
Gym Facility/recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

“At the heart of the development, an 8,500-square-foot urban garden with fruit trees, vines, and raised planting beds allows residents to grow their own food and get their hands dirty. Seating and play areas are surrounded by this “edible landscape”, which is overseen by a local gardening non-profit. Residents provide the daily care of the central garden which, while protected, is visually open to provide a glimpse of green to passersby.”

Project Challenges:

“Previously the location of a derelict motel, this blighted site was a longtime source of crime and disruption.”

Sponsoring Organization:

Name David Baker Architecture
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415-896-6700
E-mail info@dbarchitect.com
Architect of Record:

Name David Baker
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.799.4555
E-mail davidbaker@dbarchitect.com
Interior Designer:

Name Danielle E. Velasco, Designer, Interiors
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.992.8284
E-mail daniellevelasco@dbarchitect.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:

AIA Housing Award

American Institute of Architects

Affordable Residential Real Estate Deal of the Year (San Francisco)

San Francisco Business Times

Folsom + Dore

URL: http://www.dbarchitect.com/project_detail/34/Folsom%20%2B%20Dore.html

Service: Supportive affordable housing units for persons with special needs “such as physical and developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and chronic homelessness”

Year of Construction: 2005

Notable Features:

Art Not listed
Performance Space Not listed
Gardens/green space yes
Gym Facility/recreation Not listed
Library Not listed
Clinic Not listed
Legal Services Not listed
Beauty/Barber Not listed

:

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name David Baker Architecture
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415-896-6700
E-mail info@dbarchitect.com
Architect of Record:

Name David Baker
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.799.4555
E-mail davidbaker@dbarchitect.com
Interior Designer:

Name Danielle E. Velasco, Designer, Interiors
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.992.8284
E-mail daniellevelasco@dbarchitect.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:

2007 Award of Excellence—Affordable Housing Built Responsibly

Home Depot Foundation

 

Exceptional Residential Bay Area Design—Merit Award

AIA East Bay

 

Honor Award—Energy and Sustainability

San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

 

Merit Award—Excellence in Architecture

San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

 

National Green Building Award

American Institute of Architects

 

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Affordable

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

 

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Sustainable Residential Neighborhood

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

 

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Sustainable Residential Neighborhood

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

 

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Attached Residential Project of the Year

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Sunrise Village

URL: http://www.dbarchitect.com/project_detail/69/Sunrise%20Village.html

Service: Transitional and Emergency housing for homeless persons, specifically families and single adults

Year of Construction: 1993

Notable Features:

 

“This multipurpose facility is designed to serve the homeless of three bay area cities; Fremont, Newark and Union City. The 17,400 square foot facility is located on a two acre suburban site, zoned light industrial, bordered at the rear by a rustic creek.

 

The program has two primary elements: a shelter for single homeless persons organized into 4 dormitories each with 9 bed/desk alcoves, and a shelter for families with 10 individual SRO rooms capable of being combined into suites in response to family size. Each of these uses is centered around its own landscaped courtyard which provides quiet outdoor space insulated from nearby residents. There are also two dining halls that overlook the adjacent creek. The two are separated by a “wall” building containing the entry, counseling, administrative and kitchen spaces.

 

Adjacent to the new structure is an existing house renovated to serve as a day care center for both homeless and neighborhood children.”

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name David Baker Architecture
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415-896-6700
E-mail info@dbarchitect.com
Architect of Record:

Name David Baker
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.799.4555
E-mail davidbaker@dbarchitect.com
Interior Designer:

Name Danielle E. Velasco, Designer, Interiors
Address 461 Second Street, Loft c127

San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone 415.992.8284
E-mail daniellevelasco@dbarchitect.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Meritorious Achievement Award

Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

 

Honorable Mention for Design Excellence

Northern California Home + Garden

Reverend Dan Ramm Residence at 97 Crooke Avenue

URL: http://www.dattner.com/portfolio/97-crooke-avenue-supportive-housing/      

Service: Permanent supportive housing

Year of Construction: completed in 2011

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Dattner Architects
Address 1385 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 (15th floor)
Phone 212 589 7005
E-mail ksibilia@dattner.com
Architect of Record:

Name William Stein FAIA, Principal
Address 1385 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 (15th floor)
Phone Not listed
E-mail Not listed

 

 

Name Catherine Selby AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Address 1385 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 (15th floor)
Phone Not listed
E-mail Not listed
Interior Designer: Not Listed

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Brick in Architecture, Silver Award

Building Brooklyn Award

Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council – Award of Merit

CAMBA Gardens

URL: http://cambahousingventures.org/developments/completed/cambagardens ; http://hardenvanarnam.com/HVA/show-folder-15

Service: Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Wingate, Brooklyn

Year of Construction: completed in 2013

Notable Features:

“Rooftop solar panel system expected to power approx. 45% of common areas

Healthy indoor air quality, including low-VOC sealants and paints

Transit-oriented: B12 bus and 2/5 subway

Multi-purpose rooms, gardens and roof terrace available for tenants and local community

Computer and laundry rooms

Kitchen for nutrition and cooking classes

Lighting, security cameras and 24/7 front desk security increase public safety”

 

“Help with resume-writing and job preparation and search

Nutrition counseling, yoga, financial management, computer training

Holiday and social gatherings”

 

“Transit oriented development. Located within walking distance to a variety of public transportation options such as the 2 and 5 subway lines and a number of Brooklyn bus lines.

On-site bike storage for residents and close connection to the NYC bike path network.”

 

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

:

 

Project Challenges: “air sealing and compartmentalization” ; “demanding set of testing and verification requirements”;
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Harden + Van Arnam Architects
Address 212 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone (718) 855-8006
E-mail See website
Architect of Record: see website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Interior Designer: see website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Press: Crain’s New York Business | $67M Affordable Housing Project Cued In Brooklyn | July 27, 2011

The Real Deal | Flatbush Hospital To Become Affordable Housing | July 27, 2011

Kingsbridge Terrace Veterans Residence

URL: http://www.ocvarch.com/Work/kingsbridge.html

Service: green supportive housing for veterans, homeless persons and individuals struggling with substance abuse

Year of Construction: completed in 2012

Notable Features:

 

“This new construction features green roofs, pervious hardscapes, energy efficient HVAC systems and appliances, a microturbine for waste energy capture and reuse, and low impact materials such as local, recycled, renewable and reclaimed.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services no
Beauty/Barber no

:

 

Project Challenges: Not listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name OCV Architects
Address 14 East 4th Street, Suite 408

New York, NY 10012

Phone 212.675.6470
E-mail information@ocvarch.com
Architect of Record: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Interior Designer: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Press: November 9, 2012

“Jericho Project Opens Doors To Kingsbridge Terrace Veterans Residence, A New Affordable Residence in the Bronx For Homeless Veterans” Press release

Fox Point

URL: http://www.ocvarch.com/Work/foxPoint.html

Service: Permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless and low-income families and individuals.

Year of Construction: completed in 2009

Notable Features:

“Sustainable features include:

– a highly efficient building envelope

– microturbine for waste energy capture and reuse

– maximized daylighting

– argon-filled, low-E windows

– built-in sun shades

– 2 green rooftops and ground level terrace/ play area

– rapidly renewable and regionally sourced materials

– low-VOC paints

– Energy Star appliances and efficient lighting”

 

Art no
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

:

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name OCV Architects
Address 14 East 4th Street, Suite 408

New York, NY 10012

Phone 212.675.6470
E-mail information@ocvarch.com
Architect of Record: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Interior Designer: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Supportive Housing Network of NY – Outstanding Residence of the Year

Fox Point, Bronx, NY

 

 

Serviam Gardens

URL: http://www.ocvarch.com/Work/serviamGardens.html

Service: affordable, independent housing for low-income and economically disadvantaged senior citizens

Year of Construction: completed in 2010

Notable Features:

 

“Serviam Gardens blends new construction with the renovation and adaptive reuse of an existing convent on the campus of Mount Saint Ursula to bring 243 units of affordable, independent, senior living to the Bronx.

 

As part of the Green Communities Program, an Enterprise Community Partners initiative, Serviam Gardens was designed with built-in sustainability, such as surface water management, water conservation, energy efficiency and a healthy living environment.”

Art yes
Performance Space yes
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library yes
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

:

 

Project Challenges:
Sponsoring Organization:

Name OCV Architects
Address 14 East 4th Street, Suite 408

New York, NY 10012

Phone 212.675.6470
E-mail information@ocvarch.com
Architect of Record: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Interior Designer: See website

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award

Serviam Gardens, Bronx, NY

Navy Green Supportive Housing

URL: http://www.maparchitects.com/portfolio/1070-anderson-avenue/

Service: Permanent supportive housing for “chronically homeless people with mental illness and/or chemical addiction, as well as low income community residents.”

Year of Construction: 2012

Notable Features:

“It dialogues with its gritty neighbors, embracing the vibrant cultural diversity of this slice of industrial Brooklyn, and presents a strong sense of identity to the street, freeway, and city. The bold, multi-hued, red-corrugated metal panels wrap the front and side facades as a wink to the steady stream of taillights on the expressway, and a nod to the patchwork of red brick brownstones opposite.  The structural system is block and plank, while typical of a supportive housing project due to its efficiency and cost, the simple move made by rotating the block perpendicular to the street wall created a non-load bearing facade, thus allowing for the animated expression of the portrait and landscape windows within each unit.”

 

“Green building elements include:  masonry block that is a recycled supplementary cementitious material derived from post-consumer recycled glass – 97% locally sourced / Polystyrene insulation on the exterior foundation  and cavity walls / Boiler located on roof/ Energy Star performance thresholds for appliances, HVAC, lighting, and  triple pane windows / Low-VOC interior paints and emission free MDF woodwork / Low-flow shower heads and toilets / Recycled content laminates and linoleum flooring / White roofing system reducing heat transfer to the building.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space yes
Gardens/green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Architecture

In Formation

Address 526 West 26th Street Suite 422

(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)

New York, NY 10001

Phone 212 714 1006
E-mail mail@aifny.com

 

Name Curtis + Ginsberg
Address 299 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 929-4417
E-mail cga@cplusga.com
Architect of Record:

Name Matthew Bremer, AIA
Address 526 West 26th Street Suite 422

(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)

New York, NY 10001

Phone 212 714 1006
E-mail Not listed

 

Name Roberta Darby Curtis, AIA
Address 299 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 929-4417
E-mail darby@cplusga.com

 

Name Mark Ginsberg, FAIA LEED
Address 299 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 929-4417
E-mail mark@cplusga.com
Interior Designer: see website

Name Matthew Bremer, AIA
Address 526 West 26th Street Suite 422

(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)

New York, NY 10001

Phone 212 714 1006
E-mail Not listed
Awards and Acknowledgements:

2015 AIANY Housing Design Award

 

Press:

July 15, 2015

Navy Green Featured at ArchDaily

 

July 14, 2015

Matthew Bremer presents at AIANY Housing Design Awards Winner Symposium

 

May 21, 2015

AiF Wins AIA Housing Design Award

 

November 23, 2013

Interior Design: Best of Year 2013

CAPSLO Homeless Center

URL: http://www.gwynnepugh.com/project/CAPSLO%20Homeless%20Center; http://www.capslo.org/programs/cat-homeless-services

Service: Transitional housing for homeless persons

Year of Construction: in development

Notable Features:

“The Homeless Service Center (HSC) will provide comprehensive services for the at-risk and homeless population throughout San Luis Obispo County. The facility is comprised of a one-story building accommodating up to 110 beds for single adults, families, and children. The building will additionally house a spacious multi-use room, laundry facilities, showers, a multi-purpose area, a library, computers, and offices for case workers and staff. The building will accommodate medical exam rooms, mental health facilities, a large dining room and a commercial kitchen.”

 

Project Challenges: In development.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
Address 2800 28th Street, Suite 171Santa MonicaCA 90405
Phone + 1 310 396 4540
E-mail info@gwynnepugh.com
Architect of Record:

Name Gwynne Pugh, FAIA ASCE LEEDap
Address 2800 28th Street, Suite 171Santa MonicaCA 90405
Phone + 1 310 396 4540
E-mail info@gwynnepugh.com
Interior Designer: Not yet listed.

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements: Project in development.
Star Apartments

URL: http://skidrow.org/buildings/star-apartments/

Service: Housing for formerly homeless individuals

Year of Construction: completed in 2013

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: The project was constructed using prefabrication methods.

“Not only is the integration of social services, community recreational facilities, and residential units a unique building program, but the project utilizes an innovative new construction methodology. Faced with a limited budget and tight schedule the design team determined that prefabricated modules lifted into place over the existing podium would help provide a higher quality of construction, meet tighter construction tolerances, accelerate construction time, and accomplish the project’s ambitious sustainability goals.  Star Apartments is the first mixed-use, multi-unit residential project for formerly homeless individuals employing this construction method in Los Angeles.”

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Skid Row Housing Trust
Address 1317 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone (213) 683-0522
E-mail info@skidrow.org
Architect of Record:

Name Michael Maltzan
Address 2801 Hyperion Avenue, Studio 107

Los Angeles, California 90027

Phone 323 913 3098
E-mail info@mmaltzan.com
Interior Designer:

Name Suzanne Furst, Collaborative House
Address 8954 West Pico Blvd, Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone 310.505.7778
E-mail Suzanne@collaborativehouse.com

 

Name Robert Nieto, Collaborative House
Address 8954 West Pico Blvd, Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone 310.505.7778
E-mail robert@collaborativehouse.com

 

Awards and Acknowledgements: 2015 USGBC Affordable Housing Project of the Year, 2015 AIA-California Council Design Awards, 2015 Los Angeles Business Council Design Award, Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award, 2012; AIA Next LA Design Award, 2012
New Carver Apartments

URLhttp://skidrow.org/buildings/new-carver-apartments/

Service: housing for formerly homeless individuals; “Homeless older adults and homeless adults with chronic disease/disabilities”

Year of Construction: completed in 2009

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges:

“The Carver’s six-story circular form emerges from the path of the Santa Monica Freeway as it traces the site’s southern edge, its spiraling shape defining a private outdoor courtyard at the building’s center which provides each unit with natural lighting and views in all directions. Confronted with a significant level of ambient noise from passing automobiles, the form creates a sound buffer by minimizing the building’s area directly opposite the freeway; smaller-scale facets position unit windows perpendicular to the direction of sound, further shielding the units themselves. The façade underscores the relationship between the building and the freeway, creating a subtle pattern of light and shadow further animated by the illumination of passing cars.  As automobiles pass from east to west, the building’s façade transforms itself as its sawtooth facets open to view.”

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Skid Row Housing Trust
Address 1317 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone (213) 683-0522
E-mail info@skidrow.org
Architect of Record:

Name Michael Maltzan
Address 2801 Hyperion Avenue, Studio 107

Los Angeles, California 90027

Phone 323 913 3098
E-mail info@mmaltzan.com
Interior Designer: Not Listed

Name Suzanne Furst, Collaborative House
Address 8954 West Pico Blvd, Suite ALos Angeles, CA 90035
Phone 310.505.7778
E-mail Suzanne@collaborativehouse.com

 

Name Robert Nieto, Collaborative House
Address 8954 West Pico Blvd, Suite ALos Angeles, CA 90035
Phone 310.505.7778
E-mail robert@collaborativehouse.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:

AIA Los Angeles Design Award, 2011

AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, 2011

Westside Urban Forum Design Award, 2011

Urban Land Institute Supportive Housing Innovation Award, 2010

LABC Housing Award, 2010

Rose Award for Affordable/Subsidized Housing, 2010

Rainbow Apartments

URLhttp://skidrow.org/buildings/rainbow-apartments/

Service: housing for formerly homeless persons; “transitional housing units within an extreme socioeconomic and urban context”

Year of Construction: completed in 2006

Notable Features:

Art no
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

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Project Challenges:

“Because of the pressure to limit costs, many of the details that Mr. Maltzan had first hoped to include in the design were eliminated. Perhaps most important, he had to drop a series of metal scrims that would have shaded the walkways overlooking the courtyard, lending the space a more ethereal, filtered aura. The big plate-glass windows he sought for the community kitchen and laundry room to forge a strong visual connection with the courtyard were also rejected as too expensive.” http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/13/arts/design/13skid.html

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Skid Row Housing Trust
Address 1317 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone (213) 683-0522
E-mail info@skidrow.org
Architect of Record:

Name Michael Maltzan
Address 2801 Hyperion Avenue, Studio 107
Phone Los Angeles, California 90027
E-mail 323 913 3098
Interior Designer: Not Listed

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements:

Los Angeles Downtown News “Downtowners of Distinction Award” (2008)

Aromor Apartments

URL: http://ddadenver.com/pdf/Aromor-BYG.pdf; https://www.mercyhousing.org/CO-Aromor-Apartments

Service: Permanent supportive housing “The Aromor Apartments provide affordable homes to low- and moderate income individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless or chronically homeless.”

Year of Construction: property renovated in 2009

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space yes
Gardens/ green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library yes
Clinic yes (mental health; rehabilitation)
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

:

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Buchanan Yonushewski Group (now partners with RNL design)
Address 2399 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone (303) 861-4600
E-mail sdavis@sdavisarchitecture.com
Architect of Record: Not listed

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Interior Designer: Not listed

Name
Address
Phone
E-mail
Awards and Acknowledgements: Not listed.
David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men

URL: http://www.shelterhousecincy.org/mens-center/; http://www.bayerbecker.com/projects/ohio/9295-david-rebecca-barron-center-men

Service: Transitional housing for homeless men

Year of Construction: completed in 2015 (renovation and relocation)

Notable Features:

“The David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men ensures homeless men in Cincinnati have access to basic human needs such as shelter, food, emergency clothing items, basic toiletries, and safety.”

Art no
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges:

“The Drop Inn Center is Cincinnati’s largest emergency shelter, providing basic human services to over 3,000 people annually. Its current facility on Elm Street lacks the operational and physical infrastructure to keep up with daily demand. One bathroom with nine showers for 180 men, no separation for sick patients, and two washers and dryers for all of the Drop Inn Center’s male clients limit the operational efficiencies of the organization. Additionally, dated and non-functional kitchen equipment, along with limited space for recurring programming and case management for the chronically homeless need to be addressed.

The new facility, which will officially be named the David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men, will support:

-150 bed facility for men

-Smaller sleeping quarters provide added privacy, safety and cleanliness

-Full-day services for expanded daytime programming and an increased ration of case workers to residents

-Modern kitchen for 3 daily meals

-Updated laundry facility”

 

 

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Bayer Becker
Address 1404 Race Street

Suite 204

Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

Phone +151383456151
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record: Not Listed

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Interior Designer: Not Listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Crossroads

URL: http://www.kodamadiseno.com/#!crossroads/c1zdl; http://www.eocp.net/what-we-do/crossroads/

Service: Transitional housing for homeless persons, persons with HIV/AIDS. “This project provides temporary, transitional housing for 125 homeless people.”

Year of Construction: completed in 2008

Notable Features:

 

“The design recognizes the special circumstances of homeless people seeking to regain their self-reliance. Crossroads is a refuge that resonates with dignity, good health, and hope in an environment where people can begin to reverse the trend of living on the streets. Shared areas are spacious for socializing, and the kitchen and dining room serve three full meals each day. Counseling space is easily accessible and provides privacy for the residents. Families live in a separate residential wing that holds five rooms (each with a private bathroom), a learning center, and a tot lot in a landscaped inner courtyard.  It is the first shelter in the United States to be built from the ground up using green building technology. Solar panels defray the high energy costs of operating a large residential and service facility,  and a state-of-the-art hydronic heating system, ceiling fans, and other  innovations add to the building’s energy  efficiency.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation Yes (Rec. space)
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services no
Beauty/Barber no

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Project Challenges:

“Since 1990, EOCP has been operating a 105-bed shelter for homeless men, women, and families in a former grocery warehouse on International Blvd. We have succeeded in creating a haven for homeless people to rebuild their lives with clean beds, hot meals, health care, and a wide array of support services. However, we have long struggled with trying to create a healing environment for homeless people in a decrepit building.”

Sponsoring Organization:

Name Kodema Diseno
Address 570 10th Street, Suite 2, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone 510.986.0696
E-mail info@kodamadiseno.com
Architect of Record:

Name Steven Kodama, FAIA
Address 570 10th Street, Suite 2, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone 510.986.0696
E-mail skodama@kodamadiseno.com
Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Trolley Quarter Flats

URL: http://msrdesign.com/project/trolley-quarter-flats/

Service: 40 affordable housing units

Year of Construction: completed in 2015 (renovation)

Notable Features:

“The simplicity of the long rectangular shed—textured cast-block walls and a gable roof are its defining features—lent itself to a modern vision for the additions to complement the shed, not copy it. . . . Inside, generously-sized apartments and inviting communal spaces have made Trolley Quarter Flats a hit with working families and artists. (The 42-unit complex also includes nearly 36,000 square feet of new construction designed to complement the 6,000-square-foot shed in massing, character, and quality of space.)”

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services no
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name MSR Design
Address 710 South 2nd Street

8th Floor

Minneapolis ,  MN  55401

Phone (612) 375-0336
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record:

Name Paul C.N. Mellblom, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Address 710 South 2nd Street

8th Floor

Minneapolis ,  MN  55401

Phone 612 225 1042
E-mail paul@msrdesign.com
Interior Designer:

Name Abigail Kelchen, IIDA
Address 710 South 2nd Street

8th Floor

Minneapolis ,  MN  55401

Phone 612 225 1052
E-mail abigail@msrdesign.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:

AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award.

Clare Midtown

URL: http://www.cermakrhoades.com/clare_midtown.html

Service: Permanent supportive housing  HIV/AIDS+ individuals

“Clare Housing provides a continuum of affordable and supportive housing options that create healing communities and optimize the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Year of Construction: 2014 (see website)

Notable Features:

 

“This 45-unit mixed use building offers permanent supportive housing for residents with diagnosed HIV/AIDS and also includes a therapy suite, social worker offices and a large resident lounge adjacent to the patio and garden. Durable materials such as brick, glazed concrete block and solid wood cabinets give the residents and staff a stable home, and the introduction of rich colors and pattern to inexpensive materials such as paint and vinyl tile brings personality to the structure within a tight budget. The building is sited at the edge of a residential neighborhood along a major circulation spine within the city, and its bay windows mark both approaches to the building as well as the entrance to the neighborhood.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not Listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Cermak Rhoades Architecture
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record:

Name Terri Cermak, AIA, LEED AP
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Interior Designer: Not Listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:

2014 AIA-MN Affordable Housing Design Award

The Bridge

URL: http://www.bridgenorthtexas.org/; http://www.cacoarchitecture.com/#!__hac

Service: Emergency and Transitional housing

Year of Construction: completed in 2008

Notable Features:

“Commonly known as “The Bridge,” the multi-purpose facility is dedicated to providing safe haven and social services for more than 6,000 homeless people in Dallas, empowering both the chronic and newly homeless to come off the streets and sustain

permanent housing in order to live  productively. Unlike traditional homeless assistance facilities that resemble dark  warehouses and gymnasiums, The Bridge features translucent walls that allow natural light to flood into residential areas, glass art created by Gordon Huether was selected to design and fabricate a site-specific artwork for

The Bridge. Huether created seven art glass windows that feature mouth-blown glass and etched, silk-screened text from writings by some of the shelter’s clients. panels

inscribed with poetry written by the homeless.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space No
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

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Project Challenges: Not listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Camargo Copeland Architects
Address 921 N Riverfront Blvd # 500, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone 972 934 7601
E-mail mail@cacoarchitecture.com

 

Name Overland partners
Address 203 E. Jones Ave., Suite 104

San Antonio, TX 78215

Phone 210.829.7003
E-mail peopleandprojects@overlandpartners.com
Architect of Record:

Name Myriam E. Camargo, FAIA LEED AP BD+C

Founding Partner

Address 921 N Riverfront Blvd # 500, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone 972 934 7601
E-mail Not listed

 

Name Madison Smith, Principal
Address 203 E. Jones Ave., Suite 104

San Antonio, TX 78215

Phone Not listed
E-mail madisons@overlandpartners.com
Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:

San Antonio AIA, Divine Detail Award, 2008;

AIA, Special Housing Award, 2009;

AIA, HUD Secretarys Community Informed Design Award, 2009;

CLIDE, Award for Special Development, 2009;

Chicago Athenaeum, 2009 American Architect Award;

Environmental Design + Construction, Excellence in Design Award, 2009;

IIDA Design Excellence Awards  Honorable Mention in the Government Category, 2009; Topping Out Awards, Top 10 Projects, 2010;

International Rebranding Homelessness Competition (exhibited at the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa), Best Architectural Entry;

San Antonio AIA, Honor Award, 2010 ;

San Antonio AIA, Commendation of Sustainability Award, 2010 ;

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Gold Medal, 2011

Higher Ground Shelter

URL: http://www.cctwincities.org/highergroundshelter;

Service: Emergency shelter

Year of Construction:

Notable Features:

“Part of a larger campus of supportive housing, Higher Ground seeks to address long-term homelessness through a progressive combination of overnight shelter and permanent supportive housing in one building. The first floor includes a 120-bed overnight shelter with space for an additional 51 emergency mats; the second floor includes an 80-bed “Pay for Stay” shelter where clients pre-pay for their stay up to a week in advance. This floor is differentiated from the first floor shelter with the increased privacy in the sleeping area, secure storage lockers, client lounge and computer lab. For clients who are ready for more permanent housing, 74 SRO units are available on the third through sixth floors, and the seventh floor houses 11 efficiency apartments. Independence increases as the building rises from shelter to supportive to independent housing, transitioning from temporary to permanent, increasing stability and independence. The building is ultra-durable on the lower floors and becomes increasingly domestic as residents move from shelter to home. Support services abound, including meal service, medical suite, computer lab, commercial laundry, and “hot-box” for bed bug abatement on the shelter floors; resident kitchens, lounges, computer lab, laundry and office space on the upper housing floors.”

 

 

Project Challenges: Not  Listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Cermak Rhoades Architecture
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record:

Name Terri Cermak, AIA, LEED AP
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements: 2012 AIA Minnesota/ McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award Recipient.

 

Emanuel Housing

URL: http://www.cermakrhoades.com/emanuel.html; http://www.rseden.org/index.asp?SEC=43800421-669D-4A64-A7BD-FA8CC4A3B1B8&Type=B_BASIC

Service: Permanent supportive housing for individuals battling substance abuse; single men and women

Year of Construction:

Notable Features:

“A pair of multiple-story spaces stitch together a converted 1890’s warehouse and a new 5-story addition into a mixed-use hub in Minneapolis. The upper 3 floors of the converted warehouse and 4 floors of the addition contain 101 efficiency and one-bedroom units of supportive housing. The ground floors of each are home to leasable space and support staff. A two-story lounge connects the lower level and the ground floor. The building is also dog-friendly, including designated dog-walking areas in the fully landscaped rear yard and a dog washing room in the lower level. Located one block north of the Hiawatha LRT and one block south of Washington Avenue, residents have ample access to the heart of downtown and beyond.”

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic Yes (on-site counseling)
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

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Project Challenges: Not listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Cermak Rhoades Architecture
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record:

Name Terri Cermak, AIA, LEED AP
Address 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 800, Saint Paul MN 55101
Phone 651 225 8623
E-mail Not listed
Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Diamond Youth Shelter

URL: http://larkinstreetyouth.org/diamond-youth-shelter/; http://www.sdavisarchitecture.com/DiamondBIG.html

Service: Emergency shelter for youth and teens

Year of Construction: reconstruction and renovation completed in 2009

Notable Features:

Art Yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic Yes (counseling services)
Legal Services Yes (case management)
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed.
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Sam Davis Architecture
Address Not listed
Phone Not listed
E-mail sdavis@sdavisarchitecture.com
Architect of Record:

Name Sam Davis
Address Not listed
Phone Not listed
E-mail sdavis@sdavisarchitecture.com
Interior Designer: Not Listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Lark-Inn

URL: http://larkinstreetyouth.org/lark-inn/; http://www.sdavisarchitecture.com/LarkInndormbig.html

Service: Transitional housing for homeless youth and teens

Year of Construction:

Notable Features:

“The Lark-Inn’s two-story facility includes 40 beds, a computer lab, kitchen and dining area, laundry facilities, bathrooms, and a kennel for pets. As a youth shelter, the Lark-Inn meets the specific developmental needs of young people transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. As an incentive to Lark-Inn residents who show ongoing progress toward goals identified in their case plan, the program offers the Gateway program, a semi-private living area that comes with a private bathroom with bathtub, a TV lounge and fewer restrictions. Gateway mirrors their next step in life, a more stable housing situation.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation no
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Sam Davis Architecture
Address Not listed
Phone Not listed
E-mail sdavis@sdavisarchitecture.com
Architect of Record:

Name Sam Davis
Address Not listed
Phone Not listed
E-mail sdavis@sdavisarchitecture.com
Interior Designer: Not Listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
John and Jill Ker Conway Residence

URL: http://www.sorgarchitects.com/work/johnandjillkerconwayresidence/

Service: Permanent supportive housing for veterans

Year of Construction: projected completion in 2016

Notable Features:

 

“The design of structure engages its historic context with a slim, modulated massing that takes advantage of views to the north and south, including the U.S. Capitol and Washington’s monuments, and also provides outdoor terraces and increased daylighting to the units’ interiors. The extensive use of glazing throughout maximizes natural light in common corridors, enlivening interior spaces and connecting residents to the larger urban context.

 

A fundamental challenge of this project is the unique nature of the user; the veteran homeless population has higher incidences of physical and psychological disability, which can be exacerbated in inhospitable physical environments. Extensive research was conducted into design strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders in order to best accommodate these residents, and solutions range from the fundamental to the more detailed and technological. Creating a healthy and inspiring environment is at the crux of the design and is critical for the environmental sensitivities of residents transitioning out of homelessness and back into society.”

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space no
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name SORG Architects
Address 918 U Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone +1 202.393.6445
E-mail nikkis@sorgarchitects.com

 

Name DLR Group
Address Not listed
Phone Not listed
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record: See website for SORG information

 

Name Filo Castore, (DLR Architect)
Address Not listed
Phone 713/569-6249
E-mail fcastore@dlrgroup.com
Interior Designer: See website for SORG information

Name Gretchen Wahab, Principal (Interiors)
Address Not listed
Phone 310/857-5396
E-mail gwahab@dlrgroup.com
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Rosa F. Keller Building

URL: http://www.woodwarddesignbuild.com/projects/rosa-f.-keller-building/; http://www.hriproperties.com/rosa-f-keller-building

Service: Permanent and Transitional supportive housing

Year of Construction: completed in 2012

Notable Features:

“Built to Enterprise Green Communities standards, each unit features an open floor plan, hardwood, ceramic, and linoleum flooring.”

Art no
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services no
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Woodward Design + Build
Address 1000 South Jefferson Davis Parkway

New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone 504.822.6443
E-mail Not listed
Architect of Record:

Name Paul Flower P.E.
Address 1000 South Jefferson Davis Parkway

New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone 504.822.6443
E-mail phflower@woodwarddesignbuild.com
Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
The Brook

URL: http://gorlinarchitects.com/projects/brook-avenue/; http://gorlinarchitects.com/press/architects-newspaper-2/

Service: Permanent supportive housing for single males many living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS

Year of Construction: completed in 2014

Notable Features:

“Multi-purpose rooms on the main floor have been designed to accommodate social services, meetings and other coordinated events. The design places equal emphasis on private rooms and communal space. The rear courtyard will mitigate street noise and create a sense of intimacy and serenity within the urban setting.

 

The building is designed and engineered for maximum environmental sensitivity using the most cost-effective means available. In March 2013, the Brook received LEED Silver certification. Green systems include heating and cooling systems controlled by motion sensors, a green roof irrigated by recycled grey water, low-flow showerheads, and draft vestibules to control the effects of wind. Low and non-VOC paints are used throughout the interior. Enhancements in air quality and daylight will improve residents’ daily lives.”

 

Art yes
Performance Space no
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic yes
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Alexander Gorlin Architects
Address 137 Varick St #501, New York, NY 10013
Phone (212) 229-1199
E-mail info@gorlinarchitects.com
Architect of Record: Not listed

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Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Schermerhorn House

URL: http://ennead.com/#/projects/schermerhorn-house

Service: Permanent supportive housing for single formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or mental health needs

Year of Construction: completed in 2009

Notable Features:

Art yes
Performance Space yes
Gardens/ green space yes
Gym Facility/ recreation yes
Library no
Clinic no
Legal Services yes
Beauty/Barber no

 

 

Project Challenges: Not listed
Sponsoring Organization:

Name Ennead Architects
Address 320 West 13th Street New York, New York 10014
Phone 212 807 7171
E-mail info@ennead.com
Architect of Record: Not listed

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Interior Designer: Not listed

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Awards and Acknowledgements: