LA BREA AFFORDABLE HOUSING

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

The LaBrea project is a mixed use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities. The 50,000 sq ft building is located one block north of Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density whilst allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

LOCATION

West Hollywood, CA

PROGRAM

32 Units Mixed-Use

Residential/Commercial

SIZE

50,000 sq ft

STATUS

Completed 2014

DISTINCTIONS

AIA LA Residential Design Award

AIA LA COTE Award

American Planning Association Award

Interior Design Best of Year Award

Quality and Productivity Award, LA County

Nomination, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

CLIENT

West Hollywood Community Housing

COLLABORATORS

City of West Hollywood

John V. Mutlow Architects, Inc.

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Sustainable features are integral to the design. An array of photovoltaic panels provide electricity, a hydronic solar system is located on the roof and passive sustainable strategies are implemented. A microclimate is provided within the central exterior courtyard. Environmentally mindful building materials and building systems are used throughout.

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