Building Communities Through Affordable Housing

December 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

The demand for affordable housing is greater than ever, and rows of uninspired boxes just don’t cut it anymore. Be it for seniors or the homeless, creating housing for specific needs requires unique considerations, and we have recently been working on a diverse portfolio of housing that highlights how different user-types create uniquely different designs.

Each of the projects below craved a fresh approach, and the innovative solutions we implemented produced distinctively refreshing results.

Long Beach Senior Arts Colony

Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is a 200-unit senior living development adjacent to one of the most significant transit nodes in the city. The first of two-phases, this project includes a significant amount of community amenities oriented toward continued learning for its residents. Located on a vibrant commercial corridor, the ground floor is activated with art studios, galleries, lobbies (that double as more gallery space) and fitness, billiards, and technology centers. A diversity of outdoor spaces including a community garden, a theater, and a dog park provide senior residents with a variety of experiences to find inspiration for their future creative expressions. Read more…


We’re Lovin’ It – Long Beach Ronald McDonald House Under Construction

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

LB Ronald McDonald House Rendering, September 2009
LB Ronald McDonald House Construction Photo, March 2011

The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House site is located at 500 East 27th Street in Long Beach. Once a multi-family apartment building, it is being remodeled into a 16,800 sf extended-care facility that will provide a “home-away-from-home” for children and families stuggling with illness. Just a block away from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Miller Children’s Hospital, our “Big Beach House” design features 25 guest rooms, support spaces, and administrative space as well as a series of communal gathering spaces and gardens. We’re very proud to be associated with a project that, in just a few months, will provide a healing sanctuary to families during a very difficult time in their lives.

To learn more about Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, click here.

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