Step Up On Fifth

Santa Monica, CA United States

Pugh + Scarpa Architects

 

Project Description

2010 RADA

Affordable / Merit

This affordable housing for homeless and mentally disabled residents impressed the jury with its artful blend of private and semi-public zones. “It’s an incredibly dense site, and yet you have all these nice outdoor spaces,” observed one judge. “It fits into the urban condition.”

The 46-unit project by Pugh + Scarpa Architects contains space for supportive services, as well as a first-floor gallery featuring artwork by residents. All circulation is exterior, and a series of passive solar strategies—cross-ventilation and metal shading devices, for example—greatly reduces the building’s carbon footprint while enhancing inhabitants’ quality of life. Community rooms and a pair of second-floor courtyards provide safe, sheltered places to socialize. “The community kitchens are a way to get people out of their units,” says Angela Brooks, AIA, LEED AP, of Pugh + Scarpa. To satisfy city requirements, the building also incorporates an underground 23-car parking lot complete with a hydraulic lift system.

 

Project Details

Step Up On Fifth
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Project Team:
    Angela Brooks, Principal In Charge.
Consultants:
  • Lead Designer: Lawrence Scarpa 
  • Developer: Tod Lipka 
  • General Contractor: Frank Ruiz 
  • Interior Designer: Pugh + Scarpa Architects 
 
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Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings, Kitchen Fixtures: American Standard www.americanstandard-us.com; Bathroom Fixtures: Elkay USA www.elkay.com; cooktop, Refrigerator: GE Consumer & Industrial www.ge.com]; Doors: Timely Industries www.timelyframes.com, T.M. Cobb Co. www.tmcobb.com; Exterior Siding: McNichols Co. www.mcnichols.com, ParexLahabra www.elrey.com; Flooring (Carpet): Mohawk Industries www.mohawkflooring.com; Flooring (Ceramic Tile/Stone/Concrete): Dal-Tile Corp. www.daltile.com; Flooring (Linoleum): Forbo Flooring North America www.themarmoleumstore.com; Garage Doors: Overhead Door Corp. www.overheaddoor.com; Garbage Disposer: In-Sink-Erator www.insinkerator.com; Hardware: Schlage Lock Co. www.schlage.com; HVAC Equipment: Carrier Corp. www.carrier.com; Hydronic Heating: Runtal North America www.runtalnorthamerica.com; Insulation: Owens Corning www.owenscorning.com; Kitchen Fittings: Kohler Co. www.kohler.com; Lighting Fixtures: BEGA/US www.bega-us.com, Cooper Lighting (Halo) www.haloltg.com, Cooper Lighting (Shaper) www.shaperlighting.com, Prudential Ltg. www.prulite.com; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Dunn-Edwards Corp. www.dunnedwards.com, Frazee Paint www.frazee.com; Roofing: Johns Manville www.jm.com; Skylights/Roof Windows: Bristolite Skylights www.bristolite.com; Structural Systems: USG Corp. www.usg.com, Weyerhaeuser Co. www.weyerhaeuser.com; Windows: Fleetwood Windows & Doors www.fleetwoodusa.com, Milgard Windows & Doors www.Milgard.com

 
 

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