FORMER PARKING LOT BECOMES HOUSING FOR HOMELESS SENIORS IN OAKLAND + THE LANDSCAPE IS DEEMED IMPORTANT!

After winning the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design in 2016, the 91 room apartment building designed by David Baker Architects proves to be an excellent addition to the new face of housing first initiatives in California. The Oakland apartment building houses low income residents, many pushed out by rising rent prices, as well as formerly homeless seniors. The compelling modern design is enhanced by a thoughtful and developed landscape plan that involves multiple courtyards and a large garden plot on the second floor of the building that is maintained by residents. The multiple sunny courtyards are used strategically to create a natural, communal environment.

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David Baker Architects Website

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