Blending into a historic neighborhood, the
Waterloo Heights apartments provide
homes for special-needs tenants including
disabled veterans, seniors, and individuals
with HIV or AIDS by utilizing a 100% density
bonus for affordable housing and multiple
funding sources including HUD.
The design emerged through a series of community meetings with neighbors concerned about density, traffic, and the integrity of their neighborhood’s craftsman and Spanish heritage. The resulting site plan took advantage of the sloping lot to minimize bulk and transition to the surrounding neighborhood. A central courtyard provides the hub for social interaction and is reinforced by placement of the community room and laundry around the perimeter.The manager’s office and many front doors also open off this courtyard providing informal security for the adjacent front gate and further increasing opportunity for chance encounter.
LOS ANGELES, CA
HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY HOUSING CORP.
18-UNITS (11 ONE BEDROOMS AND SEVEN STUDIOS) 9,862 SF
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2006 ALAN J. ROTHMAN AWARD, AIA/HUD
2003 RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT DESIGN AWARD, GRAND PRIZE
2003 LA BUSINESS COUNCIL ARCHITECTURAL AWARD
2002 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NON-PROFIT HOUSING, PROJECT OF THE YEAR