Centered in the heart of downtown San Diego, Celadon provides 250 units of affordable housing for service workers, senior citizens, people with special needs, and the recently homeless. This 17-story mixed-use project includes ground-level retail and extensive common use spaces throughout the building, along with two and a half levels of below-grade parking.
Celadon’s design imagines an urban residential type wholly influenced by San Diego’s unique climate and setting. Its five-story pedestal integrates harmoniously with the longstanding pattern of historic structures along Broadway. Angled bays on the west side are tilted to both protect from late-afternoon sun, while directing interior views to the San Diego Bay and ocean beyond. The project's concrete structural grid is expressed with infill panels of glass, corrugated metal siding, and cement plaster. Qualifying for LEED Silver Certification, Celadon is a study in integrating open space and energy-efficient measures in a high-rise structure.
Celadon was completed in collaboration with SVA Architects as Architect of Record.
Ruby Award Project of the Year from San Diego Housing Federation
Grand Award, Affordable Housing from Multifamily Executive
Grand Award, Sustainable Residential Community from Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Merit Award, Best Affordable Housing Community 60 du/acre from Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Merit Award for Mixed-Use On The Boards from Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Alonzo Award for Sustainable Design from San Diego Downtown Partnership
Global Award of Excellence from Urban Land Institute
Urban Model for Healthy Living Award from San Diego-Tijuana Urban Land Institute
Energy Efficiency & Integration Award from American Institute of Architects, San Diego
Builder's Choice Grand Award from Builder Magazine