LA BREA HOUSING
West Hollywood, CA
AIA LA COTE Award
Interior Design Best of Year Award
Published, Architectural Digest
Published, New York Magazine
The LaBrea Affordable Housing project is a mixed use affordable housing project for formerly homeless LGBT youth, people living with disabilities and people living with HIV Aids. 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 while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space used by the non-profit group, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) 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.
The project was constructed through the non profit developer, The West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation to address an affordable housing shortage for tenants living with disabilities. The mixed-use program brings higher density into the urban center of the city. The building demonstrates one of the city’s core values of environmental responsibility and its commitment to green building and sustainable design, the building exceeds the requirements of the city’s Green Building Ordinance.