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Harris Family Senior Residence

San Diego, CA

Harris Family Seniors is part of a redeveloped block in the City Heights neighborhood in San Diego. Sharing public spaces with an adjacent family affordable housing project, the building wraps around a courtyard and fronts onto a town square. 117 units reserved for very low-income seniors are complimented by ground level amenity spaces for gathering or retreat. Management offices and conference spaces are situated near the project entry where they overlook the neighborhood and the community courtyard. Parking is located below grade.

The design expression is one of contrast of materials and textures. Two plaster wings with deeply carved recesses capture two folding, metal-clad elements that connect to important exterior spaces: the town square to the south, and the entry on the east. The metal cladding is rendered akin to damask fabric and the textural differences catch and reflect daylight in everchanging ways throughout the day.

Studio E Architects was the Design Architect for Harris Family Seniors with Rob Wellington Quigley acting as Master Planner and Architect-of-Record. Quigley was also the architect for the adjacent family housing project.

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