Posted on:

Casas Las Granadas

Peikert Group Architects

Project Name

Casas Las Granadas

Project Status


Year Completed



  • General Contractor: Ken Trigueiro
  • Landscape Architect: Phil Suding
  • Structural Engineer: Thomas Long
  • Emmalee Thomas

View all (10) images

Project Description

2009 RADA
Affordable / Merit

Detlev Peikert, AIA, squeezed a long list of “must-haves” onto a tiny piece of land. The building masks a four-story parking garage, offers housing for low- to very low-income workers, and establishes a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare in downtown Santa Barbara, Calif.

Our judges felt his design achieved all the required goals and more: “It takes care of the garage, creates public and private outdoor space, respects local style, and looks like a pleasant place to live. What's not to like?”

Peikert implemented a sustainable strategy too. The south-facing units have high ceilings and balconies to usher in light. A bicycle station with maintenance equipment and showers encourages cheap eco-conscious transportation while creating a courtyard. “The way all of these elements come together,” Peikert says, “makes it a great place to live.”
Add A Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X