Orange Place Cooperative Housing's 32 townhouses stretch along a long, narrow site on a small street in old Escondido. The project's units are grouped to form edges, resulting in useable, defined outdoor spaces in the tradition of California’s bungalow courts. Alternating between these “people” spaces are three modestly-scaled motor courts— each treated as landscape areas which also function as parking. Breaking the parking into small lots, this design makes cars convenient without allowing them to overwhelm the site.
National Honor Award for Architecture from American Institute of Architects, Washington DC
Merit Award from American Institute of Architects, California Council
Director's Award for Excellence from California Department of Housing and Community Development