Waterloo Heights Apartments
Design of these homes for disabled veterans, seniors, and individuals with HIV or AIDS emerged through a series of community meetings with neighbors concerned about density, traffic, and the integrity of their historic neighborhood’s 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, reinforced by perimeter placement of the community and laundry rooms. The office and many front doors also open off this courtyard, providing informal security for the adjacent front gate and further increasing opportunity for chance encounters.
Los Angeles, California
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
18 Units: 11 One Bedrooms and 7 Studios, 9,800 SF
AWARDS + RECOGNITION
2006 AIA | HUD Alan J. Rothman Award
2003 Residential Architect Design Award Grand Prize
2003 LA Business Council Architectural Award
2002 SCANPH Project of the Year