Designed for Skid Row Housing Trust, the Abbey Apartments provide permanent supportive homes for 113 formerly homeless men and women, many with substance abuse and mental health issues. Ground floor space for health care supplements counseling and social services available next door.
Driven by the notion that pride and comfort are not luxuries, but rather necessities, the energy efficient apartments include details like large windows, private kitchens, and doorbells to reinforce a sense of respite and privacy.
Open courtyards and strategic community spaces encourage casual encounters that build a sense of belonging and move beyond the “architecture of survival” on LA’s Skid Row.
Los Angeles, California
Skid Row Housing Trust
115 Units, 51,200 SF Supportive Housing