Washington Street Apartments is a total re-imagining and expansion of an existing low-income senior housing project into a sustainable, vibrant community. The project consists of 72 reconfigured and modernized units, 68 new units, two community buildings with pools and outdoor gathering areas throughout the site. The existing modest mid-century style is enhanced to meet current sustainability needs. Sustainable measures include natural cross-ventilation through thermal chimneys, day lighting, photovoltaic systems and deep shading techniques. The project offers residents a private sanctuary in the heart of the desert while establishing strong sense of community. The site reinforces social connections and chance meetings which are essential to healthy senior life.
Merit Award from American Institute of Architects, San Diego
Award of Merit, Best Affordable Senior Housing Community from Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builders Conference