CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: PATHWAY TO HOMEOWNERSHIP
This vibrant, landmark mixed-use community is a direct response to the lack of affordable housing in the Los Angeles area, in more ways than one.
The development addresses Los Angeles’ housing crisis through immediate access to affordable workforce housing. It also provides mentorship and advice by real estate professionals - coaching residents to build equity and strive to achieve ownership of a market rate home.
The complex includes a combination of office space and affordable workforce housing - both for rent and for sale –across three buildings, creating one connected community. The architecture supports the client’s noble mission to go beyond just building affordable housing -to also provide lifelong impact through mentorship and support services to the residents.
The design concept for this project promotes the idea of building community by creating distinct but unified residential communities with a connection to the outdoor environment. The rental apartment and condo housing buildings are separate structures but connected via a pedestrian bridge to a raised internal communal courtyard.
By raising the communal courtyard, the residents are provided with a private outdoor gathering space and a unique experience of the rich urban fabric of the neighborhood. Atop the “for sale” housing building, the residential roof deck offers panoramic views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills.
Holistically, the three buildings exist as three parts of a larger community, each figuratively, visually, and physically connected to the others, fostering and supporting the growth of one another.
California Association of Realtors: Pathway to Homeownership
Los Angeles, CA
California Association of Realtors
Pamela Burton and Company - Landscape Architecture Kimley-Horn - Civil Engineer Integral Group - M/E/P Engineer Englekirk - Structural Engineer Younghusband Consulting, Inc. - Code Consultant three6ixty - Planning Consultant Thomas Safran Associates - Owner's Representative